ST Yau High School Science Award (Asia)

Join the Competition

Joining the competition is free of charge! However, any expenses incurred from the participation thereafter will be borne by the participant, e.g., expenses on experiment, travelling, accommodation, etc.*


1. Form your Team and register now ……

  • Each team shall consist of 1 to 3 student member(s) from the same or different secondary school(s).
  • Each team shall have a supervising teacher providing guidance and advice for the research.
  • A school may have more than one team participating in the competition and a supervising teacher may lead more than one team. However, a student can ONLY be listed in one team in any subject category. That means it is possible for a student to participate in competition of multiple subject categories, but for each subject category the student can only be listed ONCE.
  • When you are ready, click here to register! The deadline for registration is 31 May 2020.
  • Once your team has been successfully registered, change of team members is normally NOT allowed.
  • To facilitate registration, a registration form sample is provided for reference.


2. Start preparing for ……

  • Research Outline : Each team shall submit a research outline (in English) by 14 June 2020.
  • Research Report : Each shortlisted team shall submit a research report (in English) by 31 August 2020.
  • Oral Defense : The oral defense (in English) will take place in October 2020.


3. Concurrent submission

Research reports that have been submitted in the past or concurrently with other competitions, if declared as such in the research report, will be accepted by YHSA(Asia). Otherwise, the submission may be subject to disqualification.


Submission of Research Outline


Research outline shall be submitted by 14 June 2020 to yauaward@ashk.org.hk. For file over 5MB, please instead send a download link to the above email address.


Format Requirement

  • in English
  • in PDF format (A4 size)
  • not more than two pages
  • margins set at a minimum of 2.5 cm
  • line spacing should be 1.5 lines or double (except for quotations, footnotes, references, captions, which may be single-spaced)
  • in one single file (zip your files if you have attachments) 
  • file name must be “Registration Number-Research Outline”, e.g., “Math-001-Research Outline”


Content Requirement

(not more than two A4 pages)

  • Name(s) of team member(s) and school(s), city(ies), country(ies)
  • Name of supervis and his/her position, school/institution, city, country
  • Title of the project
  • Abstract of the project
  • Keywords
  • References


To facilitate your preparation of the research outline, a research outline template and a research outline sample are provided for reference.


Submission of Research Report


Competition teams whose research outline has been shortlisted to enter the second stage of the competition are required submit a research report (in English) by 31 August 2020 to yauaward@ashk.org.hk. For file over 5MB, please instead send a download link to the above email address. 

  

Format Requirement

  • in English
  • in PDF format (A4 size)
  • margins set at a minimum of 2.5 cm
  • line spacing should be 1.5 lines or double (except for quotations, footnotes, references, captions, which may be single-spaced)
  • in one single file (zip your files if you have attachments) 
  • file name must be “Registration Number-Research Report”, e.g., “Math-001-Research Report”


Content Requirement

  • Cover page showing : 
    • Name(s) of team member(s) and school(s), city(ies), country(ies)
    • Name of supervisor and his/her position, school/institution, city, country
    • Title of the report
  • Content pages including : 
    • Title of the report
    • Author(s)
    • Abstract (less than one page)
    • Keywords
    • Table of contents
    • Contents (e.g., introduction to research background & existing research, research materials & approaches, conclusion, discussions, etc.)
  • References : 
    • References to existing research methods and conclusions must be indicated with clear citations.
    • Each team shall observe the common standard of academic integrity adopted by most journals or degree theses.
  • Acknowledgement indicating
    • all the assistance and contribution you have received for the project.
  • Commitments on academic honesty and integrity 
    • All team member(s), including the Supervising Teacher and School Principal(s) of all team member(s), shall sign on the page.


Other Requirements

Other supplementary documents as deemed applicable (e.g., experiment videos, relevant text/graphic materials, etc.)


 To facilitate your preparation of the research report, a research report template and a research report sample are provided for reference.   


Remarks: 

*Given the scale, geographic division and limited resources of the Award, YHSA(Asia) does NOT foresee providing any financial support to any competition teams to participate in any of the events/activities in general. However, YHSA(Asia) may provide limited airfare support to students who reside in Asian region other than Hong Kong, and have entered the third stage of assessment. The maximum level of support for different cities will be announced after the second stage of assessment. Students should buy their economy air tickets first, then claim for airfare reimbursement (subject to the maximum level of support announced) after the oral defense. 


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