AI for Kids (Illustrated) Character Design Competition
Open for submissions
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Deadline: 30 April 2021
AI for Kids (AI4K) introduces AI in a blended learning format to school children aged between 9 to 12 years old. We will be launch our NEW extended curriculum for children aged 7 to 9 years old in Q4 2021. They will be taught machine learning concepts, computational thinking, and finally use Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services to build a basic AI application.
We will extending the curriculum to lower primary students. To help more students gain an exposure to AI, we have developed the AI4K (Illustrated) Edition.
In this edition, we will be developing an electronic book (e-book) which will provide a basic introduction to AI in a fun and engaging way. The expected launch of the book will be in Q4 2021.
AISG invites all school going children, aged 7 – 12 years old, to participate in our e-book character design competition. Submissions from this competition may be used for creating characters in the e-book. Be part of the story and start drawing today!
What you need to do: Select one character – Daisy or any of her friends. Submit a drawing and description of it (max 20 words). Note that all characters are non-human.
Storyline: It is Daisy’s first day of school and she needs to find her classroom, fast! She meets 5 friends along the way. Each friend has an AI ability that helps her get to her classroom.
Main character (Daisy)
A small robot which is always excited
Special mouth that translates languages
Big eyes that can recognise objects
Big ears that can hear sounds from afar
A vehicle that moves really fast
Special hands which can feel its surroundings
Prizes: Top 10 entries will stand to win vouchers of up to SGD250!
A virtual art exhibition will be held in June 2021 to showcase the top student submissions.
Closing date: 30 April 2021.
Certified Instructors are trained facilitators who can teach the full AI4K curriculum and deliver the learning outcomes.
AI Singapore works with its Certified Training Partner, AI Learning Lab, to conduct regular AI4K Train-the-Trainer (TTT) courses. The primary audiences are MOE school teachers and ICT facilitators so that our school can develop internal capabilities and resources to have the means and flexibility to teach AI for our students anytime.
AI Singapore also accepts Parent Volunteers, those intending to be and those who are already in the schools’ Parent Support Groups, to be trained – so that they can play a part to help the schools scale the participation of AI4K boot camps to their cohorts.
AI Singapore hopes to achieve the goal of having every MOE upper primary school students in Singapore to learn about AI.
The AI4K Train-the-Trainer (TTT) course comprises of a two-day TTT session and one full participation at a organized AI4K public bootcamp with actual student participants. This course is conducted only by AI Singapore’s certified partner and qualified instructors.
The two-day session will teach trainees the AI4K curriculum and the hands-on activities. Trainees will be tasked to present independently and be peer-reviewed and graded by the Master Trainer before passing this session.
Trainees will then be required to participate in at least one AI4K public bootcamp, either as hands-on facilitators or lesson presenters, before graduatiing.
Graduated trainees will receive a AI4K™ Certified Instructor” certificate, as well as the licensed AI4K™ instructional materials and resources to conduct AI4K™ – branded workshops within MOE primary schools.
The course fee is SGD 480 (excl. GST) and the certification is only valid for 2 years.
Update 29 April 2020 : At the current moment, AI Singapore is not organizing the Train-the-Train Course which needs to be conducted face-to-face. If you have interest, please write to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
AI for Kids (AI4K)™ is a programme to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) to primary 4-6 school children through a blended learning approach with online, classroom and hands-on activities. The curriculum is designed by AI Singapore in partnership with NUS High School of Maths and Science. It teaches participants machine learning concepts and how to use popular tools such as Scratch and Azure Cognitive Services to build basic AI applications.
AI4K curriculum is designed for upper primary school children in mind (10-12 years old). Having said that, if your child is interested to learn, there is no restriction to age! Happy learning!
No. This competition is for primary school students aged 7 – 12 years old only.
Yes. Please indicate ‘Homeschool’ as the name of school in your application.
No. This competition is for Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents only.
No. The description of your child/ward’s character should be within the words limit.
The minimum word limit is 5 words.
Yes. You will need to re-submit the form. Please adhere to the submission format.
No, there is no limit.
No. Your child/ward may use art materials like paint, pastels or crayons for their artwork. Drawings created on a digital medium/app(i.e. Paint, Sketchpad) are also acceptable but the artwork must be drawn by your child/ward.
No. You may wish to scan your child/ward’s artwork and upload the softcopy in our application form.
Yes. Please ensure that your child/ward’s artwork is clearly shown and adheres to the submission format.
You may submit the improved design as another entry, we will review all entries.
We may use your child/ward’s character directly or indirectly, depending on final design of the book, AI Singapore reserves the rights to decide on the design and use of all characters in the e-book.
The book is scheduled to launch in Q4 2021. More information will be released upon launch.
This is a certificate awarded to participants who pass our AI4K Train-the-Trainer course. As a certified instructor, you will have full access to our AI4K lesson and materials and be qualified to teach AI4K™-branded workshop in the primary school you are volunteering in.
This is a 2-day course conducted by our Certified Training Partner. Trainees will learn AI4K curriculum, be able to present and conduct the hands-on activities independently. The trainees will be peer-reviewed and graded by Master Trainer.
The duration of the session is 2 days long (6 hours per day). You are required to attend all 2 days, and pass the assessment and peer reviews, and facilitate at least 1 AI4K™ public bootcamp in order to be certified.
In order to qualify as an AI4K Certified Instructor, you are required to attend all TTT session. Some TTT may be conducted on weekends. If you are interested in upcoming schedules, please sign up for our mailing list to stay updated.
Yes, the fee is SGD 480 (excluding GST).
Not at the moment.
No. AI4K™ Certified Instructor Programme is not related to MOE Parent Volunteer Scheme.
Anyone working or living in Singapore who has interest to join the TTT course.
Please contact us at email@example.com to indicate your interest.
This programme is suitable for Singapore-based parents who are currently volunteering or wish to participate parent volunteering in MOE schools soon.
No, you are not allowed to replace any lesson and 100% attendance is required to be certified.
It is valid for 2 years.
Yes, the school must commit to a minimum class size of 10 participants (TTT course fee applies).
No. However, AISG can organize the session with you as the lead trainer.