ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023 is back! 

The ICDL Asia Digital Challenge is an annual student competition targeted at secondary and tertiary school students in Asia who are eager to compete and demonstrate how digital skills may be applied in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy.

Last year, over 1000 students from 11 Asia-Pacific territories participated in the challenge. After witnessing the success of the virtual competitions in 2021 and 2022, we will continue to host ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023 grand final virtually by making it accessible to more students across the Asia-Pacific region to participate.

ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023 is geared towards practical digital skills required for various professional fields in the marketplace today and for the future. Given the increasing importance of the digital economy around the world, the competition will expose contestants to emerging technologies, design, 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 2023!

Date: March 2023 – September 2023 (Detailed timeline is available at Competition Journey below.)

If you have any enquires about Digital Challenge 2023, please contact us at marketing@icdlasia.org

The competition is open to all secondary and tertiary school students in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Secondary Level: Students aged 13 – 17* years old
  • Tertiary Level: Students aged 18 – 25 years old

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

Students will compete based on the following three tracks

Secondary Level

TimelineBusiness TrackDesign TrackEmerging Technologies Track
Round 1
Preliminary Round
01 Mar to
31 May 2023
Application EssentialsApplication EssentialsApplication Essentials
Round 2
National Round
01 Jun to
31 Jul 2023
1) Documents
2) Presentation
3D Design1) Cloud Computing
2) Big Data
Round 3
Grand Final Round
25 Aug 2023Data AnalyticsDesign ProjectEmerging Technologies Project

Tertiary Level

TimelineBusiness TrackDesign TrackEmerging Technologies Track
Round 1
Preliminary Round
01 Mar to
31 May 2023
Application EssentialsApplication EssentialsApplication Essentials
Round 2
National Round
01 Jun to
31 Jul 2023
Digital Marketing3D Design1) Cloud Computing
2) Big Data
Round 3
Grand Final Round
25 Aug 2023Data AnalyticsDesign ProjectEmerging Technologies Project

The Digital Challenge 2023 competition will take place from March to September 2023.

1 March 2023 – 31 May 2023

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 2023 – 31 May 2023
1 June 2023 – 31 July 2023

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 2023 – 31 July 2023
25 August 2023

Round 3: Grand Final Round

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

25 August 2023
7 September 2023

DC 2023 Award Ceremony

All DC 2023 Grand Finalists are required to attend the award ceremony and ICDL Asia Digital Literacy Day.

7 September 2023

Our Judges

Mr. Sean Seneviratne

Regional Technical Manager, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Mr. Eric Hsu

Technical staff of industrial design, Dell Experience Design Group

Mr. Stephen Yee

Deputy Executive Director, Singapore National Employers Federation

Mr. Anderson Tan

Founder/ Director, Accelebator Pte. Ltd.

Miss Serena Ricci

Institutional Marketing Manager | Thought Leadership, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Mr. Rich Baxter

Educator and Principal, Innovation in Education

Mr. Roy Ng Jing Da

Institutional MarketinBusiness Development (Education) & FinOps Practitioner, ST Engineering

Group Registration

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

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 10 May 2023.

Individual Registration

Interested contestants from Singapore and Malaysia may complete this online registration form to submit your registration with ICDL Asia. 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 individual registration is open from now until 10 May 2023.

Stay tuned for more latest updates.

Check out our past competitions

No post found!

Subscribe to our Newsletter