IG Reels Competition

Application deadline: 23:59, 26 June

Navigate the web's twists and turns where personal data is the prize. But with great power comes great responsibility. It's time to unlock your potential and protect the Dataverse from cyber threats.

Calling all Guardians of the Dataverse, are you ready for the challenge?

Calling all Guardians of the Dataverse, are you ready for the challenge?

Calling all Guardians of the Dataverse, are you ready for the challenge?

Become the Guardian of the Dataverse!

Mission 01

Kick off your journey with our informative webinars and interactive online courses. They are the keys to understanding the stakes and honing your cyber-defensive skills.

Mission 02

Distill what you learned from the training and craft a dynamic 30 to 90-second IG Reels. Your goal? To ignite a movement of personal data vigilance that resonates with your generation.

Mission 03

Lastly, all Guardians of the Dataverse will convene at an award ceremony where we will announce the winning videos and recognize the contribution of our Guardians for safeguarding the Dataverse.

The competition consists of Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Divisions. Each Guardian will receive a certificate of the farthest mission they can achieve, and each team member will receive the following prizes according to their team's achievement in the respective division

Champion

360 action camera valued around HK$3,000

1st Runner-up

High quality wireless portable speaker valued around HK$2,000

2nd Runner-up

Smartphone gimbal valued around HK$1,000

Special Awards

Classic design instant camera valued around HK$1,000

Top 15

Gift cards of digital platforms valued at HK$200

Defend Digital Realms

Empower yourself and your friends with the knowledge to shield everybody’s data.

Unleash Your Creative Power

Your vision could spark a trend and make a real impact.

Why Join “The Guardian of The Dataverse”?

Influence Your Peers with Videos

With every video, you're building a safer online community.

Prizes Await

Dazzle the judges and score some amazing loot.

Why Join “The Guardian of The Dataverse”?

Defend Digital Realms Empower yourself and your friends with the knowledge to shield everybody’s data.

Unleash Your Creative Power

Your vision could spark a trend and make a real impact.

Influence Your Peers with Videos

With every video, you're building a safer online community.

Prizes Await

Dazzle the judges and score some amazing loot.

Co-organizers

Co-organized by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC), a corporation administering the registration of the Internet domain names under .hk and .香港 country-code top level domains, and HK-registered charity organization SEED Foundation, which aims to future-proof our youths in the digital-driven economy.

Missions Details

Mission 01A

2 Jul (Tue) 4pm - 5:30pm

Orientation Camp of the Guardians of the Dataverse

Live webinar for all participants

Mission 01B

2 Jul (Tue) – 8 Jul (Mon)

Protecting Yourself

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01B

2 Jul (Tue) – 8 Jul (Fri)

Understand your enemies

Signs of data breaches and different types of online threats (phishing, malware, scams)

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01B

2 Jul (Tue) – 8 Jul (Fri)

Understand your weapons

Passwords, cookies, privacy settings

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01B

2 Jul (Tue) – 8 Jul (Fri)

Understand the battleground

Email, mobile apps, social media, web browsers, online shops

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01C

8 Jul (Mon) – 12 Jul (Fri)

Protecting Others

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01C

8 Jul (Mon) – 12 Jul (Fri)

Understand the laws and regulations of the Dataverse

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01C

8 Jul (Mon) – 12 Jul (Fri)

Code of Conduct as a Guardian

Respect, consent and confidentiality

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 01C

8 Jul (Mon) – 12 Jul (Fri)

Scenario training to prepare you for fightings

Self-paced online learning platform

Mission 02

31 Aug (Sat) or before

Submit IG Reels

On a topic that raises awareness of personal data protection among peers, in 30-to-90 seconds long, 9:16 aspect ratio format

Mission 03

28 Sep (Sat)

Convention of Guardians of the Dataverse

Award ceremony for the short video making competition Top 15 teams of each division will be invited

Attention! You have to get qualified
in order to proceed to the next missions!

To enter

Form a team of 4 students and 1 teacher advisor from the same school

S.1 to S.3 students will enter the “Junior Secondary” division, S.4 to S.6 students will enter the “Senior Secondary” division (as of the academic year 2023/24)

Register your team via the “Apply Now” button on or by 21 Jun (Fri)

To Complete Mission 01

All team members have to complete all webinars and pass the quizzes in the self-paced Online Learning Platform

Each team member will receive a Certificate of Participation and proceed to Mission 02

To Complete Mission 02

As a team submit one or more 30 to 90-second video in portrait format, 9:16 aspect ratio (in the style of Instagram Reels) by 31 Aug (Sat)

Members of the team will receive a Certificate of Completion and your short video will be judged

To participate in the Convention of the Guardians of the Dataverse

Your video being ranked top 15 in your corresponding division according to the judging criteria

All students from the top 15 teams will receive certificates and prizes

Video Judging Criteria

Content Message

25%

Creativity

25%

Recallability

25%

Production Quality

25%

 FAQ 

Q1

Is it a must to include 4 students from the same school in a team?

Yes.

Q2

Can students from the same team from different form?

Yes, students in the same team can come from different form, and the team will be allocated to a division where the oldest member of the team belongs to. The divisions are:

  1. Junior Secondary Division: Form 1 to Form 3 (Year 7 to 9) students in the School Year of 2023/24
  2. Senior Secondary Division: Form 4 to Form 6 (Year 10 to 12) students in the School Year of 2023/24.

Q3

Can the same teacher be the advisor of multiple teams?

Yes.

Q4

Can I still join if I am graduating from Form 6 (Year 12) this school year 2023/24?

Sure!

Q5

Can a student member of a team be changed after registration?

Yes. Please note that in order for the team to proceed to the short video making phase, every team members in the team must have completed all webinars, and passed the quizzes in the online courses individually. Hence, any new members joining during the video making phase must go to the Online Learning Platform and complete all webinar replays and pass the online course quizzes, so the team will be qualified to proceed further.

Q6

How do I apply and will I receive a confirmation email of successful registration?

Please click this link [same link to Apply Now] to fill in a form, you will receive a confirmation email of your registration being successful. If you do not receive it 5 working days after submitting the form, please email us at enquiry@seedfoundation.hk.

Q7

What language will the webinars and online courses be conducted?

The webinars will be conducted in Cantonese, since it is live, there won’t be any subtitles. The online courses are in Cantonese supplemented by English subtitles.

Q8

Where can I find the link to join the webinars and online course materials?

Details of the webinar and online course will be emailed to registered teams, and can be found via the “Online Courses” link on this website in due course.

Q9

If I am not available to attend the live webinars, will there be replays?

We encourage all students to attend the live webinar, which will include interactive sessions such as quizzes with prizes, Q&A, and more. Students who are unable to attend the Live Webinar can replay the content on the Online Courses platform. Please note that if you do not complete the webinar (live or replay), your whole team will not receive the Certification of Participation, and will not be qualified to proceed to Mission 2 (short video making) phase.

Q10

What language can I use in the short video?

You can use English, Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese in the video.

Q11

What is the video format and requirement for the short video?

The video should be at least 30 seconds and at most 90 seconds long. We accept .mov or .mp4 file format with a maximum file size 300MB. The video should be filmed in 9:16 aspect ratio, portrait mode, in FullHD (1080×1920) resolution.

Q12

How do I submit the video? Will I get a confirmation email of successful submission of a video?

A form will be emailed to the teams who are eligible to participate in Mission B for submission of the video.

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email of your submission of a video being successful. If you do not receive it 5 working days after submitting the video, please email us at enquiry@seedfoundation.hk.

Q13

May I submit more than one video? Can I revise my submitted video?

Teams who have completed the webinar and self-paced courses, and qualified to proceed to video-making, will receive email about the details. Please stay tuned.

Q14

Who will be the judges for the IG Reels competition?

The judging panel will be comprised of technology industry experts, data protection domain experts, and digital marketing experts.

Q15

What is the Convention of Guardians of the Dataverse and how can I participate in it?

The Convention of Guardians of the Dataverse is an award ceremony where we will showcase the top 15 videos from each division, and announce the winning videos at the event. Teams of the top 15 videos from each division will be invited to join the event, which will be a physical event held on 28 September, 2024. Details of the Convention will be provided via email to the teams of the Top 15 videos of each division.

Q16

What kinds of certificates will I receive from joining this program?
  • all team members of a team who have completed all webinars and passed the quizzes in the online courses individually will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • when a team submit 30 to 90-second IG Reels with reasonably relevant and meaningful content about “personal data and privacy protect in the Internet” by 31 Aug, all team members will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • If your video got any winning titles at the Award Ceremony, all team members of the winning video will receive a certificate of the winning titles accordingly.