EMC 2015 Preliminary Results Release

The Emerging Markets Challenge (EMC) is an annual competition organized for pre-university-students in Singapore. The EMC hopes to provide students the opportunity to learn Economics through an engaging, interactive, and experiential platform. Currently in its 3rd run, National Junior College is one of the co-organizers of the 2015 EMC. GoBeyond.SG is proud to be a partner in this competition. 

Here's an announcement from the organizing committee of the preliminary round.

Dear Teams,

Thank you for all your submissions. After much deliberation, we have finally selected 8 teams to go through into the next round of the competition.

The top scoring team from the Preliminary Round will advance directly to the Grand Finals, while 7 more teams will advance to the Semi Finals.

The top scoring team for the preliminary round is:

First team

The 7 teams that will advance to the Semi Finals, in no order of merit, are:

Second Team
Congratulations to all the successful teams!

Both the Semi Finals and the Grand Finals will be held on 28 March 2015, at National Junior College’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Performing Arts Theatre. The top 4 teams of the Semi Finals will proceed to the Grand Finals, joining the top team from the preliminary round.

Lunch will be provided for the 5 teams in the finals, and teams are to register by the stipulated registration times.

The event schedule is as follows:

Time Event
0800 – 0820 Team Registration
0820 – 0830 Arrival of Judges
0830 – 0835 Emcee opening / Start of Semi-Finals
0835 – 1020 Semi Finals
1020 – 1035 Break – Judges to deliberate
1035 – 1045 Announcement of Semi-Final Results
1045 – 1340 Lunch
1340 – 1345 Emcee opening
1345 – 1355 Arrival of Guest of Honour and Judges
1355 – 1400 Principal’s Speech / Start of Finals
1400 – 1600 Grand Finals
1600 – 1610 Guest of Honour’s Speech / Judges’ Deliberation
1610 – 1620 Announcement of Results
1620 – 1640 Prize Presentation and Closing

The Grand Finals will be a good opportunity for students to learn about the myriad complexities and challenges faced by countries today. With an audience participation segment included in the finals, teams watching will be able to have a direct impact on the overall scores of the finalists. All participating teams are cordially invited to attend the Grand Finals. Certificates of Participation will be presented to all teams during the prize presentation ceremony, and refreshments will be provided after the event.

Once again, thank you and congratulations.