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Daniel Anggono


Suan Futt


Submissions that do not follow the Participation Rules, Submission Criteria and ISTHC’s Academic Honesty & Integrity policies will be disqualified. 




What is a current and/or future challenge the world is facing? How can we address this challenge with a science-based solution? 

Participant Grades

  • Group A Seniors (10th - 12th) 

  • Group B Juniors (7th - 9th)

Participation Rules

  • Each participant is allowed to submit only one application per competition. 

  • Participants must submit their essay in English.

  • In addition to a fully completed online application form, the research paper must be uploaded in Word .doc, Mac .Pages or Adobe PDF format. 

  • Word limit is minimum 1,200 to maximum 3,000 words. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for specific details. 

  • Only individual participation is accepted (team participation is not allowed).

  • The registration fee is 380 SGD.

Submission Guidelines

  • The filename should be in a format of: ISTHC_name_school_grade

  • The pages must have 1-inch margins, and the text must be written double-spaced, in 12 pt Times New Roman. 

  • Required sections are: Cover Page, Abstract, Main Body and Bibliography. Other sections may be added per participant's discretion, including main body subsections and Appendix. 

  • The pages must be numbered except for the cover page. There is no page number limit. 

  • Word limit is minimum 1,200 to maximum 3,000 words for the Abstract and Main Body. All tables and figure descriptions in the Main Body are included in the word count. The Appendix and Bibliography are excluded from the word count. Word count must be included in the cover page. 

  • The cover page must include student name, school affiliation and grade, email address, title of paper, and word count.

  • The Abstract must contain a summary of the paper with a maximum of 500 words. Abstract is included in the total word count.

  • All Figures (pictures, diagrams, etc.) are to be indexed and are required to have a textual description. 

  • All web-based and print-based information, data and secondary research referenced in the paper must be cited in the bibliography section. 


ISTHC Medals

Awards: Gold / Silver / Bronze / Runners Up

Certificate of Participation

Awarded for all participants

Online Mentoring and Q&A

with our esteemed Judging Panel for all participants

A Chance To Get Published

in our Annual Magazine*

*Subject to further confirmation and at ISTHC discretion for winning entries

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Academic Honesty & Integrity 

​In accordance with ISTHC’s internal policy, it is the responsibility of each participant to comply with our academic integrity and intellectual honesty policy that adheres to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.       


To protect and uphold academic, intellectual and scholarly integrity, the below are strictly prohibited:


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