ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024 is back! 

The ICDL Asia Digital Challenge is an annual digital competition targeted to students in the Asia Pacific region who are eager to compete and demonstrate how digital skills may be applied in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy. First held in 2017, the competition has garnered tremendous support, with over 28,800 students, 500 schools, and 18 countries participating to date.

Starting this year, ICDL Asia is pleased to announce that the competition is finally open to Primary school students on top of Secondary school and Tertiary level students. We welcome all students to be part of the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024, fostering a collaborative learning environment and promoting digital skills across various educational levels. Over the years, we have witnessed great success in our virtual/ hybrid model of competitions, and we will continue to host the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024 virtually allowing more participants across the Asia-Pacific region to participate. 

The ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024 is geared towards cultivating practical digital skills essential for diverse professional work in today’s marketplace and for the future. With an emphasis on the digital economy around the world, the competition will provide contestants with exposure to emerging technologies, design principles, and the use of office application tools. 

Take this chance to challenge yourself and get recognised for your digital skills at ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024!

Date: March 2024 – September 2024 (Detailed timeline is available at Competition Journey section below.)

If you have any enquires about Digital Challenge 2024, please contact us at marketing@icdlasia.org

The competition is open to students from primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the Asia-Pacific region. Contestants should participate in the respective competition categories based on their national education level. The age range serves as a reference for the corresponding categories. 

  • Primary Level: Students aged 9 – 12 years old
  • Secondary Level: Students aged 13 – 17 years old
  • Tertiary Level: Students aged 18 – 25 years old

*Students aged 17 years old who are in Polytechnics or other vocational schools will fall under tertiary education. 

Students will compete based on the following three tracks

Primary Level

Secondary Level

Tertiary Level

The Digital Challenge 2024 competition will take place from March to September 2024.

1 March 2024 – 31 May 2024

Round 1: Preliminary Round

Contestants are required to complete the ICDL Application Essentials test. The top 2 contestants will be selected from each school to proceed to the National Round.

1 March 2024 – 31 May 2024
1 June 2024 – 31 July 2024

Round 2: National Round

Contestants are required to complete the modules based on their respective tracks. The top 2 contestants from each territory will be selected to proceed to the Grand Final Round.

1 June 2024 – 31 July 2024
12 August – 6 September 2024

Round 3: Grand Final Round

Contestants are required to complete the project based on the respective tracks. Winners from each track will be announced during our Award Ceremony.

12 August – 6 September 2024
27 November 2024

DC 2024 Award Ceremony

All DC 2024 Grand Finalists are required to attend the award ceremony and ICDL Asia Digital Literacy Day.

27 November 2024

Schools/Institutions Registration

Interested schools/institutions from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore may download the registration form below and submit your student’s accurate information in groups to us at marketing@icdlasia.org Please kindly remember to attach the completed registration form in groups when you write in to register with us.

For students interested in participating in the competition, please contact your school/ institution ICT teacher to initiate the school registration process.

If you are from other territories please kindly contact ICDL Accredited Test Centre in your country to register.  Alternatively, you may contact marketing@icdlasia.org for more information.

The group registration is open from now until 30 April 2024.

Give your students a chance to gain practical future-ready digital skills and compete in the international-level ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024! 

Kindly download the attached flyer to promote it among your students.

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