ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023 Award Winners


We are proud to announce the winners of the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023, a prestigious competition that showcases the outstanding talents of secondary and tertiary school students across Asia in applying digital skills to the modern digital economy.  

This year marks the sixth edition of the competition since its inception in 2017. The journey has been nothing short of remarkable, with each year surpassing the last in terms of talent, enthusiasm, and innovation.  

This year, the competition reached new heights, attracting participation from over 10,000 students representing 13 diverse countries across Asia. These countries include Bhutan, Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.  

Over the last six months, contestants participated in one of the three competition tracks: Business, Design, and Emerging Technologies. They underwent three rigorous rounds of competition, each track challenging participants with emerging technologies, data analytics, 3D design, and the practical application of office productivity tools.  

Here are the award winners from the 3 respective competition tracks:  

BUSINESS TRA

BUSINESS TRACK

Gold Award

Secondary Level

  • Thoon Yamone Hnin, Singapore International School: RVi Academy Yangon, Myanmar
  • Uzair Malik, Global Indian International School, Singapore
  • D.M.Vidula Geemal Wickramasooriya, GC Kandy, Sri Lanka

Tertiary Level

  • Muhammad Rassuli Bin Riduwan, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Tinnapop Thaveepun, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Gabriel Howard J. Awatin, University of the Philippines – Cebu Campus, Philippines

Silver Award

Secondary Level

  • Luja Zainab Jameel, Gateway Centre for IT, Sri Lanka
  • Theingi Myintzu, MCTA: RVi Academy Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Du Guangbo, Hengshui Education Technology Center, China

Tertiary Level

  • Poh Yee Xuan Shirlyn, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Katherine O’Connell, St. Andrew International School, Thailand
  • Linh Trần Phương, British University Vietnam, Vietnam

Bronze Award

Secondary Level

  • Zhao Yuyang, Shijiazhuang Finance and Trade School, China
  • Nazara Glaukofani Lopulisa, Singapore Intercultural School, South Jakarta Campus, Indonesia
  • Kittipot Kamonlert, Eakpanya School, Thailand
  • Lea Ean Yee, elc International School, Malaysia

Tertiary Level

  • Yang Yi, Jiangsu Province Nanjing Engineering Higher Vocational College, China
  • Kyal Sin Lin, RVi Institute (Centre for Higher Education), Myanmar
  • Bo Zihan, Guannan Technical Secondary School of Jiangsu, China
  • Ng Shu Yu, D.E.W Technology, Malaysia
  • Shouta Umetsu, Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan

DESIGN TRACK

Gold Award

Secondary Level

  • Zhong Chenyue, Nanjing Vocational Health College, China
  • Wei Xin, Nanjing Vocational Health College, China

Tertiary Level

  • Xianjun Li, Nanjing Vocational Health College, China
  • Wisarut Krimwiratkun, Navaminda Kasatriyadhiraj Royal Air Force Academy, Thailand

Silver Award

Secondary Level

  • Lynn Mhan Bhone @ Elvis, MCTA: RVi Academy Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Jeffy Louis, International School Brunei, Brunei

Tertiary Level

  • Eng Jay See, INTI International College Penang, Malaysia
  • Dũng Nguyễn Tiến, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

Bronze Award

Secondary Level

  • Ratthasat Ngamkhun, Khammung school, Thailand
  • LIM, Ilyssa Jia Yi, Tenby International School Setia Eco Park, Malaysia
  • Dwight James A. Alejandro, Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region, Philippines

Tertiary Level

  • Muhammad Azam Aiman bin Mohd Azmi, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
  • Sơn Nguyễn Trường, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
  • Jarren Toh, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TRACK

Gold Award

Secondary Level

  • Suwiwat Sinsomboon, Assumption College Thonburi School, Thailand
  • Ian Guillou, International School Brunei, Brunei

Tertiary Level

  • Atsil Asyraf Bin Rosli, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Silver Award

Secondary Level

  • Wong Zhi Ying, Compassvale Secondary School, Singapore
  • Phollaphat Charoensuk, Assumption Bangrak, Thailand
  • Jehan Gunarathne, GC Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

Tertiary Level

  • Yee Xin Thong, INTI International College Subang, Malaysia
  • Long Đoàn Hoàng, National Economics University, Vietnam

Bronze Award

Secondary Level

  • Blessy Jezrylle G. Alferez, Sisters of Mary School-Girlstown Inc-Talisay Campus, Philippines
  • Queenie S. Adobas, Sisters of Mary School-Girlstown Inc-Talisay Campus, Philippines
  • Tasnia Faizun Ahmed, Ugyen Academy, Bhutan
  • Justin Ang Zhe Xin, Tenby International School Setia Eco Park, Malaysia

Tertiary Level

  • My Mai Trà, National Economics University, Vietnam
  • Phakdi Ketngam, Navamindradhiraj University, Thailand
  • Kyle Adrian A. Del Castillo, University of the Philippines – Cebu, Philippines
  • Akarawin Somboon, Stamford International University, Thailand

The enthusiasm and dedication displayed by educational institutions and students at the secondary and tertiary levels underscore the importance of digital literacy and innovation in today’s educational landscape. Spanning six months since the beginning of March, the culmination of this remarkable journey occurred on 7 September 2023 during the ICDL Asia Digital Literacy Day 2023 with the momentous Digital Challenge Awards presentation took place both physically at the Singapore Institute of Management and virtually via Zoom. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors, Enterprise Ireland, Siemens, and Skillsbox, for their invaluable support that made this event possible. Their commitment to promote digital literacy and innovation is invaluable in empowering the youth of Asia with essential skills for the digital age.  

In addition, we would also like to express our sincere appreciation to our esteemed judges for the 3D Design Track and Emerging Technologies Track. Your expertise and dedication ensured the fairness and integrity of the competition, contributing significantly to the success of the competition.  

We want to thank all contestants, schools, and partners who participated in the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023. Your unwavering commitment to digital literacy and innovation is inspiring, and your collective efforts have made this competition a platform for young digital talents to shine.  

As we wrap up this year’s challenge, we eagerly anticipate the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2024. Together, we will continue to foster digital skills growth and celebrate Asia’s digital talents. See you again next year!  

Congratulations once again to all the winners, and may your digital journey be filled with greater successes in the future!  

ICDL – The Digital Skills Standard

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