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EnLight: An Online Idea Contest: “Technical Approach to Prevent Locust Swarm”

Event Name: EnLight: An Online Idea Contest

Topic: “Technical Approach to Prevent Locust Swarm”

Submission Open: Saturday, 23 May, 2020

Submission Closed: Saturday,20 June, 2020

Event Site: IEEE Power & Energy Society Bangladesh Chapter Facebook Page.

Open for all students.

Registration: No Registration fees required.

Results Published: 04 July, 2020

Idea Paper Submitted: 15 (5 Solo, 10 Team), Total participants: 33

Institute: 10

Honorable Judges:   

Prof. Dr. Tareq Aziz, AUST

Mr. Ata-E-Rabbi, Asst. Prof., AUST

Ms. Sharmin Sobhan, Asst. Professor, AUST

Mr. Redwan Farhan, IEEE PES BDC Ex. Com. Member

Dr. Fahim Abid, Lecturer, IUT

Mr. Abhijit Biswas, Lecturer, BracU

Mr. Nahian Ibn Hasan, Lecturer BracU

Mr. Md. Messal Monem Miah, Lecturer BracU

Submission Guideline:

– Concept Paper (The Concept Paper must be in IEEE format and not more than 4 pages.)

– Either a Poster (.PDF) or PowerPoint File (.PPTX)

– You also need to submit a video focusing on your idea. Mainly, you have to present your idea and discuss verbally on the video. You can add animation or other related stuffs if you wish. (Max Video Length: 5 minutes)

**Template for Concept Paper:

● Prize Money:

Winner – 3000 BDT

Runner-up – 2000 BDT

● Certificates:

Winner Appreciation Certificates

Runner-up Appreciation Certificates

Top 5 teams will get Participation Certificates.

● Media Coverage:    

– E-Newsletter,

– IEEE R10 Newsletter

– Facebook Page of IEEE PES BD Chapter

Review Criterion:

60% – Concept Paper:

30% – Slides/Poster

10% – Video

● Concept Paper should include the followings:

Novelty of the Idea,



Practical Implementation Possibility,

Pros and Cons,

Economical Aspect,


Event Insights: 4.7 K reached, 162 Responses.


Mr. Asaduzzaman Abir from Brac University

Ms. Soptorsi Paul Shrestha from Brac University

Ms. Kashfia Parisa Hasan from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Mr. Md Rifatul Kabir Sumon from University of Asia Pacific (UAP)

Ms. Jannatul Fidda Yousha from University of Asia Pacific (UAP)

Mr. Shafayat Hossain from International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC)

EnLight: An Online Idea Contest

An idea contest titled “Enlight” focusing on Technical Approach to Prevent Locust Swarm is held from May 23 to June 20, 2020 in association with IEEE PES AUST Student Branch Chapter and IEEE PES BRACU Student Branch Chapter. As we know an outbreak of Locust swarms has occurred in many countries across East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia including our neighbor India and Pakistan threatening the food security, every effort must be made to ensure that the hunger threat does not become a fully-fledged plague. Keeping this scenario in consideration, during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, IEEE Power & Energy Society- Bangladesh Chapter, in association with IEEE PES AUST Student Branch Chapter and IEEE PES BRACU Student Branch Chapter organized a virtual competitive event titled as “EnLight: An Online Idea Contest” themed upon ‘Technical Approach to Prevent Locust Swarm’ from May 23 to June 20, 2020. The registration was free and students had the flexibility to participate individually or as a team of a maximum of 3 members. Participants from different disciplines of different universities shared their idea by writing a concept paper and presented it through a video. After rigorous analysis of the submissions, our judge panel consisting of distinguished faculty members from different universities and PES executive members awarded the top two ideas. Sanzana Tabassum from Islamic University of Technology (IUT) received the winner prize and team ‘Screaming Eagle’ (Md. Mahmudul Kabir Peyal, Afrin Hossain Puspita and Anirudha Barman) from Brac University won the runner-up position. Apart from the prize money they received appreciation certificates. Also, the following teams/participant received honorable mentions for their outstanding ideas:

  • Team ‘Eradicators’ (Sheza Aini Mumu, Tasin Intisar, Chowdhury Sadeeya Naimah Islamic University of Technology)
  • Rafichha Yasmin (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
  • Team ‘Bracu Elites’ (Tahmin Mahmud, Md. Tushar Imran, Azraf Nafi Barshan from Brac University)

Overall this was a very successful event with the excellent support from IEEE PES AUST Student Branch Chapter and IEEE PES BRACU Student Branch Chapter. To read the articles click here.

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