After more than 9 months of preparations, hardwork from our local territory partners who are involved in the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018, we are glad to announce and celebrate the finale of the Grand Final Competiton which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 September 2018.

This year, we have 7361 students from 300 different schools and institutes who participated in the Digital Challenge competition. Out of this, about 400 students qualified for a place to compete in the National round competition within their own territories. A final 32 students made it to the Grand Final competition in Bangkok to fight for the honour to be crowned as the best ICT student in Asia for 2018. Congratulations to all our top representatives from 10 different territories: Bhutan, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

This year, the competition is split into the Secondary/High School category for students aged 13-17 years old and the Tertiary School category for students aged 18-25 years old.

With the expansion to include Secondary/High School students , the competition created more awareness and highlighted the importance that digital skills is not only esssential in the workplace nowadays but also in the students’ daily life.

More than just a competition, the students are also invited for a city tour around Bangkok City including visiting the famous Wat Pho Temple and Kuan Yim Shrine etc.

The Awards Ceremony was held on the next day in conjunction with ICDL Digital Literacy Day 2018 at the C-Asean, Bangkok. Mr Damien O’Sullivan, CEO of ICDL Foundation and Ms. Tina Wu, General Manager of ICDL Asia presented the awards to the winners of this year’s participants.

The competition was closely contested. After a long deliberation between the Management of ICDL Asia and the appointed Results Verfication Committee, it was decided that there will be more awards issued for this year’s ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018, to reward the students for their hard work.

We are proud to announce the winners for 2018…

Secondary/High School Category

1st Place:              Panachai Amonkitvanit (Thailand)

2nd Place:             Cedric Allen Mercado (Philippines)

3rd Place:              Yeung Hang Lam Edward (Singapore)

                                Luis Manarang (Philippines)

                                Seshan De Silva (Sri Lanka)

Tertiary School Category

1st Place:              Salsabila Amalia Rustam (Singapore)

2nd Place:             Chan Hui Yi Delcynia (Singapore)

3rd Place:              Sarawut Khamset (Thailand)

                                Wong Yik Han (Malaysia)

                                Dorji Gyeltshen (Bhutan)

The Overall Winner for the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018  will be awarded an exclusive 1 week Student Exchange Program with ICDL Asia at the selected territory.

The Overall Winner is Salsabila Amalia Rustam from PSB Academy from Singapore!

ICDL Asia congratulates all the winners and participants for the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2018!

Results for the ICDL Digital Challenge 2018 – Grand Final round in Bangkok have been verified by our appointed Verification Committee that includes:

1. Group Captain Professor Dr. Prasong Praneetpolgrang, Committee of The Engineering Institute of Thailand Under H.M. The King’s Patronage

2. Ms.   Jenechira Prayoonrat, President of Association of Thai Software Industry

3. Ms.   Khemarin Rattanaampawan, President of The E-learning Association of Thailand

4. Mr.    Nontawatt Saraman, President of Cyber Innovation Promotion Association of Technology

5. Ms.   Chamaiporn Pornpruethianan, The Thai Federation of ICT Technology Association

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