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Rules and Regulations

Registration & Eligibility

  1. Each participating team is required to register via the online registration form by 9 Feb 2020 (Sun), 2359hr.
  2. To register, the team must complete the online registration form

  3. Participants should be Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or Student Pass holders currently enrolled as full time students at Integrated Programme schools, Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Universities and International Schools in Singapore.

  4. Each team must comprise three to five participants between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age (as at 31 December 2020). Teams can comprise members from either the same or different schools/institutions.


Compulsory Competition Briefing

  1. At least two members from each team must attend a compulsory Competition Briefing and SDG Workshop on 1 Feb 2020 (Sat), 9.30am – 11.30am


Competition Briefing & SDG Workshop Details
Date: 1 Feb 2020 (Sat)

Venue: Singapore Sustainability Academy
Skypark Level 6, City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road
Singapore 208539

Registration: 9 am (Light bites will be served)
Event starts: 9.30 am
Event ends: 11.30 am


Phase 1: Preliminary Proposal 

  1. Each participating team is required to submit the Preliminary Proposal by 20 Mar (Fri) to  
  2. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
  3. The Proposal must not exceed 12 pages excluding the cover page. The proposal must be in the following format:
  • Typewritten in Arial 11 pt font, double line spacing with 1 inch margins from all sides on A4 size
  • One cover page containing the team name and participant’s names and school/ institution
  • Executive Summary not exceeding 1 page
  • Appendix is part of the 12 pages


All submissions will be reviewed and 10 finalist teams will move on to Phase 2 of the competition. All teams will be notified by email on their Phase 1’s result.


Phase 2: Final Proposal

  1. Failure to attend the 3-5 day work attachment may result in disqualification.
  2. Each finalist team is required to submit the Final Proposal (.pdf) and Presentation Slides (.ppt) through email or a file sharing website (e.g. Google Drive, Wetransfer) by 5 July 2020, 2359 to
    1. Similar to Phase 1, the proposal should not exceed 12 pages, excluding cover page and appendix. Typewritten in Arial 11 pt font, double line spacing with 1 inch margins from all sides on A4 size. One cover page containing the team name and participant’s names and school/ institution only – this information must not be included elsewhere in the preliminary proposal.
  3. Presentation slides must be named ‘Team Name_Company Name’. Annexes are allowed in the Final Proposal.
  4. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
  5. All finalist teams are required make a 10-minutes presentation followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer session to a panel of judges at the final judging on 11 Jul 2020 (Saturday), morning. Individual reporting timings will be shared closer to the date.


Judging Criteria

  1. All proposals and presentations submitted in the course of this competition must be original, and must not have been previously entered in any national, regional or international competitions, or subject to any form of copyright protection in any country, whether in part or in whole. Copyright ownership of all proposals will remain with the participants and the organisers.
  2. A pre-judging panel comprising a representative each from the organisers, City Developments Limited and Global Compact Network Singapore, will shortlist the 10 Preliminary Proposals for Final Judging.
  3. Final submissions will be judged by a panel of sustainability and industry experts. Individual scores will not be disclosed to the final teams.
  4. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into on this subject before, during and after the competition.



  1. By registering to participate in the Competition, the participant allows CDL to collect and use the data, and to disclose the data to the Organisers’, for the following purposes:
    1. Sending of announcements and updates, conduct surveys and other relevant communication related to the Competition.
    2. Contacting of participants to send reminders on submissions and key milestone dates.
  2. All participants must consent to the public disclosure of his/her name and photographs, as the case may be, for publicity purposes or otherwise participate in the publicity activities of the Organisers’ in relation to the Competition and to the use of any information provided for any future publicity effort by the Organisers, without any payment or compensation thereof.
  3. Participants shall bear all costs associated with the participation of the Competition, the claiming and collection of the prizes from the Organisers.
  4. Notwithstanding anything in these Rules and Regulations, the Organisers’ reserves the right at any time in its absolute discretion to determine and/ or amend, by addition to, subtraction from or variation of, these Rules and Regulations without prior notification, including but not limited to the eligibility terms and criteria, and all participants to this Competition shall be bound by these amendments.
  5. Should disputes occur between team members during the competition, the organisers will not be involved in resolving the dispute. In the situation of a team dispute, the organisers will only liaise directly with the team leader.
  6. Submission for the Competition signifies the acceptance of the rules and regulations of the CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award.


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