Competition Rules

  • PacificLight’s 2024 Sustainable Cities Challenge (“the Competition”) is open to all tertiary level students studying in Singapore’s junior colleges, polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and/or private tertiary educational institutions of equivalent.
  • All submissions for Phase 1 must be registered online here by 11:59PM on Monday, 15 April 2024.
  • Submission must be an original creation. Original creation means it has been created directly and personally by the participant(s). Direct copying or imitating another person’s work is not considered an original submission.
  • If PacificLight has reason to believe that a submission is not original, evidence may be requested from the participant.  Any submission that is not considered original in nature will be rejected and disqualified from the Competition.
  • It is the legal responsibility of the participant(s), not PacificLight, to ensure compliance with all ownership and copyright requirements to reproduce any images, drawings or visual representations used. For any information quoted or referenced from third-party in the submission, the source should be cited by the participants.
  • By submitting an entry to the Competition, participant(s) hereby represent and warrant that the submission does not and shall not knowingly infringe any copyright or any other relevant rights of any party or third party.
  • The submissions must be submitted via the registration portal in the format stated under “Submission Specifications” section in the Sustainable Cities Challenge page.
  • Each participant/group may only submit one entry to the Competition. Multiple entries from the same participant/group will be disqualified. Individual participants already in a group are not allowed to participate in a different group.
  • It is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure that participant/s details provided are accurate and complete, and that consents have been given by the participant/s for the purpose of submitting an entry for the Competition.
  • All submissions require a completed Parent Consent Form (for participants below 18 years old) or Consent Form (for participants 18 years old and above) in the following format. Entries without a completed parent/guardian consent form or consent form shall be disqualified.
    • File format type: PDF
    • File size: <5MB
  • By submitting an entry to the Competition, participant(s) consent to grant PacificLight an unlimited worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to display, use and reproduce the participant’s work at the prize presentation ceremony and showcase exhibitions, PacificLight and/or Crea8 Sustainability events, and for any and all of PacificLight’s purposes including its advocacy of sustainability.
  • All uses of the submission will be non-commercial, and participants will be credited.
  • The participant retains all copyright to his or her original submission, including any original drawings, illustrations or photos created by the participant(s).
  • By submitting an entry, the participant provides consent to PacificLight to refer to their name and school for the purpose of identifying them as the creator of the submission.
  • Any false representation, erroneous information, or violation of these rules and regulations or general objectives of the competition (such as receiving help to create the submission), will result in immediate disqualification of the participant from the Competition.
  • PacificLight shall act an intermediary between the shortlisted participants and its working partner for the scheduling of the closed-group mentorship, [on-site walkabouts] and Learning Journey workshop.
  • Decisions on the winning submission in both the Qualifying Phase (Phase 1) and Finalist Stage (Phase 2) will be made by a judging panel comprising of representatives from PacificLight, its working partners and third parties that PacificLight might choose to engage. The judges’ decision is final and non-negotiable.
  • Prizes for the winners are as follows:
    ○ 1st prize – $800 e-CapitaStar voucher + trophy + Certificate of Award
    ○ 2nd prize – $600 e-CapitaStar voucher + trophy + Certificate of Award
    ○ 3rd prize – $400 e-CapitaStar voucher + trophy + Certificate of Award
  • At their discretion, judges may award up to 3 Honorable Mentions.
    No prizes will be awarded for any Honorable Mention.
  • Ten (10) shortlisted participants/groups proceeding to Phase 2 of the Competition will be notified via email based on the contact provided in entry submission by 30 April 2024.
  • Winners of the Competition will be notified via email based on the contact provided in the entry submission by 5 July 2024. Further details on the date and time of the prize presentation ceremony will be provided to the winners nearer to the date.
  • For any queries, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For any additional questions, please email
  • The Competition is not open to children/wards of PacificLight Power Pte Ltd or PacificLight Energy Pte Ltd employees or supporting partners.
  • Confidentiality obligation: Participants will be given access to information that may be deemed sensitive and/or confidential. Each Participant shall ensure the confidentiality and safe-keeping of such information, and agrees that he/she
    (a) Shall not use the information for any purpose other than in furtherance of these rules; (b) shall not share or disclose this information, materials or documents (information) with any persons who are not authorised to have this information without prior written permission from PacificLight; (c) shall not published and/or communicate such information without prior written permission from PacificLight; (d) shall take every reasonable step to prevent unauthorised parties from examining and/or copying any such information. This Confidentiality obligation shall apply both during and after the Competition until such time that PacificLight terminates the obligation.
  • By submitting an entry to the Competition, participants agree to be bounded by the condition of entry, including consent to the collection of their personal data to conduct the competition and agree that PacificLight may, for this purpose, collect use, and/or disclose the personal data in accordance with the condition of entry. All rules and regulations, and instructions issued by PacificLight from time to time will be deemed incorporated in these conditions. PacificLight reserves the right to amend the condition of entry, at any time, without prior notice.