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     TMC 2017 

    The Media Challenge 2017 
    The Media Challenge (TMC), organised by Republic Polytechnic’s School of Management and Communication, is an annual outreach event that engages secondary school students who are interested in mass communication.

    For The Media Challenge (TMC) 2017, participating students will compete to come up with a news package that consists of an article with captioned photos and a short video for the digital media platform. In addition, students will be tasked to promote their news package on various social media platforms.
    1.      Teams will be assessed on their creativity, planning, story angling, writing and editing skills against one another within a set timeframe, making this a meaningful and fun project.

    2.      Participants of the challenge will have the chance to go out on research assignments, and get hands-on workshops and tips from media industry practitioners and lecturers from the Diploma in Mass Communication

    3.      Teams will be guided by DMC’s lecturer and student mentors as they embark on their journey to put together their news package and promotional ideas. All teams’ packages will be judged by industry experts, and awards and prizes will be presented to the best teams.

    4.      Following from the popularity of the “Challengers’ Choice” from TMC 2016, this year’s challenge will continue to include the popular choice component where teams will be given a chance to vote for their favourite news package.
    TMC 2016 group 
    • Each secondary school team should comprise of 1 teacher-in-charge and 4 to 5 members.
    • Registration fee is $30 per student and will be e-invoiced to the school. Registration fee is strictly non-refundable.
    • There will be a maximum of 30 teams for the competition, chosen on a first-come-first-served basis. Each school is only allowed to register for 1 team.
    • The registration deadline for the competition is 13 January 2017. 
    • The competition will take place from 13 March to 15 March 2017.
    • Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to reject or disqualify an entry if it is incomplete or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the contestant has breached any of the competition rules.
    • Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone the competition due to unforeseen circumstances and also to reject any registration. In the event of a cancellation, participants shall be notified.
    • Aside from the popular choice component, the decisions of the competition judges are final, and there is no process of appeal.
    • By taking part in the competition, the contestants warrants that all information submitted is true, current and complete at the time of submission. It is the contestant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the details and e-mail addresses are accurate, and that Republic Polytechnic is informed of any changes to these. Republic Polytechnic accepts no responsibility for any changes which are not properly notified from the time of submission of the entry to the time of notification that the prize has been awarded.
    • Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to all photos, videos, marketing communication campaigns and any other content generated as a result of this competition.
    • All contestants will receive confirmation of their entry, directions to the site, and additional instructions for the competition via email.
    • All schools/institutions/individuals participating in the competition are responsible for completing the necessary indemnity and parental consent forms (for contestants below the age of 18 as at 1 Feb 2017) for each participating team.
    • Participants should abide by the rules and regulations of the competition.
    • Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations without any prior notice to all participants.
    • In the case of any disputes regarding these rules, or the rules or instructions of the competition, the decision of Republic Polytechnic will be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entertained.
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    Find out more about The Media Challenge 2016.
    Find out more about The Media Challenge 2015.
    Find out more about The Media Challenge 2014.
    Find out more about The Media Challenge 2013.



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