比賽規章 Rules and Criteria

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The SciChef Cooking Challenge! is organized by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Go.Asia. This competition aims to increase students’ curiosity in their daily life by conducting scientific investigation in a cooking recipe, and arouse their interest towards science and healthy eating. It is supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange award as a core activity of the HKU x Go.Asia x Food Revolution HK 2015 Project.

Qualification:

  1. F.1 to F.3 students of local schools  OR  Y.7 to Y.9 students of international schools
  2. Each team must have at least 2 but not more than 3 members
  3. Each school can send more than one team to this competition

Notes on Semi-Final Round: 

  • Date: January 17, 2015 (Saturday)
  • Time: 08:30 – 18:00 (Students are required to participate the full day programme.)
  • Venue: Knowles Building KB223, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong
  • Language: English
  • Commitment Fees: $250 per group (It will be fully refunded to participants upon their successful completion of the activity.)
  • Seats: Reservation is required.
  • Each team will be given 10 minutes to present their experimental design and its findings as well as the proposed dish to judges, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session. Participating teams will highlight their experimental design and findings and the science involved in their proposed dishes as well as explain where the innovativeness
  • Twelve teams will be selected for the Final Cooking Challenge.
  • Professors from HKU will share their expertise in food science with participating teams to make improvement to their science-based dish in the final round.
  • Late submission will not be accepted.
  • The best presenting team will receive an award.
  • Selection criteria:
Criteria Weighting
Quality of Research and Analysis 40%
Clarity of Presentation 30%
Innovativeness 20%
Significance of Experimental Findings 10%
*The organizers reserve the right to interpret the selection criteria, participants shall agree to the results of the assessment.

Notes on Final Round: 

  • Date: May 9, 2015 (Saturday)
  • Time:  10:30 – 15:30
  • Venue: Home Management Centre, 10/F, Electric Centre, 28 City Garden Road, North Point, Hong Kong
  • Language: English
  • Commitment Fees: $250 per group (It will be fully refunded to students upon their successful completion of the activity.)
  • Finalists will be given 60 minutes to prepare their dishes. Ovens will be available at the venue if needed.  Once the teams have created their dishes, they will present it to the judges.
  • Participating teams making modifications on their submitted recipes by incorporating the knowledge of food science gained from the lectures and the feedback received from judges will receive bonus marks.
  • All prizes will be presented to the awardees on the same day.
  • Selection criteria:
Criteria Weighting
Recipe Execution (the transformation from theory to practice) 30%
Sensory Attributes 25%
Accuracy of Scientific Content 25%
Innovativeness 20%
*The organizers reserve the right to interpret the selection criteria, participants shall agree to the results of the assessment.

REMARKS:

  • The SciChef Cooking Challenge! will be suspended without prior notice when typhoon signal no. 3 or above, or any rainstorm signal is in effect two hours before the activity. Please check the weather condition before heading to the activity venue. The organizer reserves the rights to suspend the activity at inclement weather during the activity without compensation for participating teams.
  • Participants shall provide actual name, contact number and email address. We will not be deemed responsible for failing to contact participants due to incomplete or incorrect information provided.
  • The organizer will not have liabilities in any copyright, legal issues and other rights of the work by participating teams.
  • Participating teams will own the copyright of their work but the organizer will reserve the rights including but not limited to exhibit, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, print and publish the entries without prior notice to participants. No fee will be payable for any of the above uses.
  • Participating teams shall comply with the relevant Copyright Law. Entries in violation of copyright or related offenses, including but not limited to being borrowed, reproduced and copied, will be disqualified. The offender shall bear their own legal liability. Any legal disputes are not related to the organizer.
  • The organiser is not responsible for any data loss in case of computer failure.
  • The organizer reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this competition.
  • All participants shall comply with the rules listed above.

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