Switch 4 Tomorrow Challenge

Posted on  01/05/2014  |  2014, Programs & Events


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The Switch 4 Tomorrow Challenge is held in the lead up to the 7th National Environment Conference. As Brunei’s premier and largest conference on environmental and economic sustainability, the National Environment Conference continues to provide a platform for engaging the public and private sector on the issues of environmental stewardship, natural resources management, and green economy for a sustainable future.

This challenge is organised by Asia Inc Forum in conjunction with the National Environment Conference on August 13th, 2014. It is held in partnership with Total E&P Borneo B.V., Butra Heidelberg Cement, and supported by the Science, Technology and Environment Partnership (STEP) Centre of the Ministry of Education.


  1. To promote energy-saving and energy efficient practices in schools and homes.
  2. To allow young voices to be heard in their movement towards an energy-efficient nation.
  3. To stir up youths’ creativity skills in making a difference to Brunei.

What is the Switch 4 Tomorrow Challenge?

If you have a spark of creativity and the desire to be heard, Asia Inc Forum challenges you to create a 2-minute advertising video based on the title: Switch 4 Tomorrow. Show Brunei what it takes to switch off for a brighter tomorrow, and the possibilities that lie ahead.

In this challenge, young Bruneians are encouraged to use their creative and critical thinking skills in coming up with ideas that will capture and impact the Bruneian public to embrace energy-efficient practices, and the possibilities that come with the practices.

The video must include a catchy slogan, which will be the catchphrase for your advertisement. The key is to be creative and impactful.

To join:

  1. Create an advertisement video highlighting the importance of energy efficiency and providing solutions to energy-saving practices. Your video should include a slogan.
  2. Fill in the application form describing your video advertisement and explaining your slogan.
  3. Submit application and video entry (in MPEG4 or AVI format) to Asia Inc Forum, No.6, Regent Square, Spg 150, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan BE1518.
  4. You will be notified when Asia Inc Forum uploads your video entry on its YouTube channel. Only shortlisted videos will be uploaded.
  5. Spread your video! Use #NEC2014 #SwitchBrunei when you share your video, after Asia Inc Forum uploads it on YouTube.

The Switch 4 Tomorrow Challenge is open to all youth in secondary and tertiary level institutions and divided into three categories:

Category A : Secondary level (Year 7-11)
Category B :Pre-university level
Category C : Higher Learning Institution (Universities, Polytechnic, Technical & Vocational Institutions)

The Prize

The winning teams from each category will enjoy the following awards:

First Prize

  • a trophy and certificates of achievement.
  • an educational trip.

Second Prize

  • a plaque and certificate of achievement.

Third Prize

  • a plaque and certificate of achievement.

The winning teams will be invited to the awarding ceremony held in the afternoon during the National Environment Conference.

All participants will receive certificates of participation.

Judging Criteria

  • 30 points will go to the videos’ likes on YouTube.
  • 70 points will be based on judges’ deliberations of the videos’ creativity and message.
  • An additional 10 points will be awarded for relevance of description to video.
  • YouTube video dislikes will be disregarded in the judging.
Criteria Score
YouTube likes 30
Creativity 30
Clarity of message (and slogan) 20
Accuracy of solution 20
Video description and its relevance with video 10



  1. Applicants must be enrolled in secondary school, pre-university or higher learning
    institutions in Brunei.
  2. Participation from each school is limited to up to two (2) teams.
  3. Each group must consist of not more than 4 members and 1 teacher-in-charge (except for university level of Category C, which does not require a teacher-in-charge). To encourage local participation, each team must consist at least two (2) Brunei citizens and/or permanent residents.
  4. Your video must be no longer than 2 minutes.
  5. Your video must be submitted in MPEG4 or AVI format.
  6. Your video may be in English, Malay or bilingual English-Malay.
  7. Your video must comply with the principles of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB), and must not include any illicit behaviour, discrimination or obscene language.
  8. Asia Inc Forum reserves the right to disqualify any entries that do not comply with the rules of the challenge.

Dates/times to remember:

June 2nd, 2014: Registration opens.

June 16th, 2014: All video entries and application forms to be submitted to Asia Inc Forum at No.6, Regent Square, Spg 150, Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan BE1518.

July 1st, 2014: Shortlisted entries to be uploaded to on Asia Inc Forum’s YouTube channel at a precise time. The team leader will be notified when the group’s video is uploaded.

August 1st, 2014 – 2PM: Results on social media will be collected. All “likes” after this time will not be taken into account in scoring.

August 13th, 2014: Award ceremony at the National Environment Conference.

For more information, please contact

Low Leng May, Program Executive, Asia Inc Forum at 2226555 or may.low@asiaincforum.com

Hjh Siti Hamizah binti Abdullah, STEP Centre at 2336148/2335960 or hamizah.abdullah@moe.gov.bn

Click here to download application form

Please visit our YouTube channel for shortlisted videos.