In association with the Northern Education Department, the Yarl IT hub conducted the junior category Yarl Geek Challenge – 4 which came to an end with success on 17th of October. Unlike the previous years, Yarl IT hub conducted the Zonal level competition in 5 centers of North: Vavuniya, Mankulam, Kilinochchi, Jaffna and in Madduvil, where schools from 12 zones of North brought almost 60+ teams to compete. On 9th the Zonal Level competition took place and 30+ teams were selected to compete in the Finals. Also, every team that participated in the Zonal Level was awarded with a certificate for participation.
One week later. It was time for the finals. 16th and 17th were the chosen dates for those youngsters to compete. On 16th the participants had to work with the mentors to polish their idea and enhance their pitching style. Also, before ending the day, there was a special session about pitching ideas was given to the participants, so that they know how to present the whole work in the given 4 minutes.
The D-Day for the juniors turned up the next day. Every team presented their product in their unique way of pitching and everyone did it well. Most of the teams came up with educational websites, but a few teams had also designed websites with business purposes. Compared to previous years, this year’s Junior challenge also saw many hardware and mobile apps designed by the talented youngsters that took part.
This time YIT decided to select winners for each zone too, and they’re awarded with certificates too. The winners of the zones are as follows:
Vavuniya South : V/ Tamil Madya Maha Vidyalayam
Kilinochchi Zone: Vaddakkachchi Central College
Mullaiththivu Zone: Mu/ Madya Maha Vidyalayam
Islands: Velanai Central College
Valikamam: Araly Saraswathi Vidyalayam
Vadamarachi: Chithambara College
Thenmarachi: Meesalai Veerasingam School
Vavuniya South: Kanagarankulam MV
Jaffna Zone: Jaffna Hindu College
Thunukkai Zone: Mallavi Central College
It was not the end.
YGC-4 Junior’s title was won by the team from Vavuniya Tamil Madiya Maha Vidyalayam which brought hardware called “Secret knocking”.
The award for the Best Mobile App was won by the The Methodist College girls from Point Pedro who brought a mobile app that will track the attendance of school students and notify the parents if the student is absent on a day.
Bloom buds, a team from Vembadi Girls High School, won the best Web Application. The website is aimed at A/L students in the Technology stream.
Finally the Best Hardware award was won by the team from Dr. Thiyagarajah Maha Vidyalam, Karainagar.
The best of YGC is yet to come!