Winning an award is awesome – in fact, it’s rewarding. You could say it’s one of the best feelings in the world. It gives you a sense of achievement, a sense of belonging, a sense of ‘my hard work paid off’. And if you’re a techie in Brunei, there’s no other annual competition like the Brunei Info-Communication Technology Awards (BICTA).
What started in 2004, organized by the Ministry of Communications with the help of the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB) has become an annually held competition with the aim to inspire innovation and creativity in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry for everyone from students to entrepreneurs and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

BICTA has come a long way to become the benchmark for local companies to compete in to widen their influence in the ICT industry. And if you’re lucky (by that we mean: genius) enough to win the BICTA awards against participating countries like Australia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan and Singapore, you get the honor to represent Brunei in the Asia Pacific Info-Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards which will be held in Taiwan.

There are many different categories for participants to compete in like School Project, Tertiary Project, ICT Industry and also the special awards category: Promising Entrepreneur, Green ICT, Young Developer and Emerging Technology. The participants are judged based on 5 main criteria – uniqueness, market potential, features, application of technology and presentation. All it takes is a big idea, lots and lots of hard work and the belief in making a positive change.

School Project

Winner School Project:
Chung Hwa
Middle School, BSB
BHealth App
1st Runner-Up
St. John’s School
Ultimate Fit Challenge
2nd Runner-Up
Chung Hua
Middle School, KB CRIMS
Complaint Reporting and Information Management System

Tertiary Project

Universiti Teknologi Brunei
DFMS Deployable Flood Monitoring System
1st Runner-Up
Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Smart Shower 2.0
2nd Runner-Up
Universiti Brunei Darussalam

ICT Industry

Nagender Aneja
OffAT- Chat in airplane mode
1st Runner-Up
Newgate Plus
First Blood
2nd Runner-Up
2D Department of Electrical Services & DSTIncomm
Smart Meeting