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IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Educational Services Board, Women in Communications Engineering Committee (WICE), and IEEE TryEngineering (an IEEE Educational Activities program) are looking for inspiring and re-usable event created by ComSoc Members with instructions that other volunteers can use to plan and implement in their own local programs.  Events that help to ignite excitement in younger students and engage them in activities to inspire the next generation of engineers are highly desirable. 

2023 Contest Winners

Completed Event Category:

IEEE Malaysia ComSoc / VTS Joint Chapter

Volunteer Leaders: Siva Priya, Mohamad Yusoff Bin Alias, Mardeni Bin Roslee, Azwan Bin Mahmud

Event Name: Enhancing Stem Interest Through IoT Based Smart Farming Hands-On Workshops

vTools Listings: 

Future Event Category:

IEEE ComSoc MUET Student Branch

Volunteer Leader: Dr. Umair Ahmed Korai Baloch

Event Name: Innovate with IoT: Hands-On Workshop On IoT For Underprivileged Pre-University Students

vTools Listing: Innovate with IoT: Hands-On workshop on IoT for Underprivileged Pre-University Students


Contest Details

Contest submissions must include documentation for events within ComSoc’s technical scope (communications engineering and technology) and need to be delivered in 2023 (past or future events in 2023 only). Quality and clarity of the documentation is one of the primary criteria. Projects should be exciting, engaging, and delivered in a format that is appropriate for younger students to understand. 

IEEE ComSoc Members can participate individually or in teams. If you are participating as a team, then at least one female needs to be a member of the team. Each team may comprise up to 6 student members for the organization, in which 50% of the team members should be affiliated to ComSoc. Partnership with a university or company willing to sponsor is also acceptable. A letter to indicate support of the partner is required.

Event Topics, Age Ranges, and Categories:

Contest submissions must contain a 2023 event (past or future) related to communication concepts, technologies and careers; be targeted for children of specific age ranges; be listed in IEEE vTools; and in one of the event categories noted below.

Some sample topic areas include:

  • Wireless technology
  • Network design and architecture
  • Optical technology
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Satellite technology
  • Security

Recommended Student Age Ranges for the Event:

  • 7-10 years old
  • 11-13 years old
  • 14-18 years old

Event Categories:

Contest participants should select one of these categories as their primary event category. A secondary category may also be noted if applicable.

  • Camps
  • Competitions/STEM Fairs
  • Girls In STEM
  • Mentoring
  • Student Workshop
  • Teacher Workshop
  • Industry/Company Tour
  • Career Day
  • Parent Program

Full descriptions for the above event categories can be found in the official contest rules.

Submission Requirements Overview:

  1. Entries must be submitted in the provided form.
  2. The event must be conducted during 1 January - 31 December 2023.    
  3. The event must be relevant to communications and will be judged based on innovation, creativity and excitement relevant to the target age group in addition to clear documentation and completion of all requirements.
  4. Each team can submit only one entry by selecting one event category. Each team must submit their event’s documentation via the submission entry form, including all the required documentation; otherwise, it will not be considered.
  5. The materials/resources to be proposed should be of low cost or moderate cost.
  6. All events must be included in IEEE vTools (whether past or future events).  Further instructions on how to submit your event in vTools can be found in the contest official rules. An IEEE volunteer must submit the event details into vTools. 

Submission Form:

Participants can submit the document using the submission form and filling in the necessary details. Submit your entry.


Six award winners (either individuals or teams) will be selected in total and will receive:

  • Certificate from WICE,the Educational Services Board of IEEE ComSoc, and IEEE TryEngineering (an IEEE Educational Activities program).
  • A cash prize with the following distribution:
    • Completed Event Awards - These events have already occurred in 2023:
      • First place: $1000
      • Second place: $600
      • Third place: $400
    • Future Events Awards - These events are being planned to take place before the end of 2023.
      • First place: $450
      • Second place: $300
      • Third place: $250

The funds will be transferred to one person indicated by the team or to the local student branch (if the participants are part of one).

Submission Extended Deadline: Friday, 20 October 2023 . Winners (either individuals and/or teams) will be selected by early November 2023.

View the Official Content Rules.