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Tote Board Website Design Competition

Job well done!

THERE were plenty of pats-on-the-back at the prize presentation ceremony of the Tote Board Website Design Competition on January 14, 2010 at The Pines.

Tan Soo Nan, Chief Executive, Tote Board, praised the five Polytechnics for a job “well done”and echoed the judges’ verdict on the overall high standards in design quality and innovative appeal.

A total of 27 entries were received and cash prizes of $11,500 were given to the top five winners. Two HP netbooks, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Singapore, were also awarded to the top-prize winners.

”I wish to congratulate the five winners who showed distinct talent in their professional approach to the competition,” said Mr Tan.

“The Tote Board intends to use a combination of the winning entries to come up with a distinctly unique new-look website which will give Singaporeans a clear perspective of the Tote Board as a caring organisation. “

Going on Tote Board’s endearing tagline, “Giving Hope, Improving Lives”, Mr Tan appealed to the teenagers to play an “early role in helping the less fortunate”.

He said: “There are many avenues where you can contribute, with your skills and talents, in offering pro bono, or free, services as a positive way to give back to the community.”


Mr Tan sought assistance for “The Caring Fleet”, a new pilot project to be launched next month, by the Tote Board, to offer subsidised transport services for the disabled.

“They are looking to publicise their project, through their new website, and I believe you, the Polytechnic students, can lend them a helping hand in making their website more intuitive and user friendly,” he said.

Mr Tan’s appeal, almost instantly, drew quick response as three Polytechnic teams agreed to help Mr B.K. Ng, the General Manager of “The Caring Fleet”.


The top five winners:

First prize ($6,000 cash & two HP netbooks):
(Angela Thng Jia Ling & Zhang Min Hua - SP3)

Second Prize ($3,000 cash):
(Gan Wan Ying, Pamela Chua Xiu Qi, Jolene Quek Hui Ping & Tan Yu Ling - TP1)

Third prize ($1,500 cash):
(Liau Jian Wei - NY4)

Two Consolation prizes ($500 cash):
(Wendy Ng Yen Peng, Jessica Ng Wen Xian, Lim Jun Yao - NY9)

TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC (Jamie Wong Zi-Wei, Benson Poh Yi Xiang, Ng Boon Kiat & Sor Qiu Hui - TP2)

* Tote Board acknowledges with thanks for the two HP netbooks, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Singapore, for the prize presentation ceremony