Neuron Man: STEM Comic Competition

Category: Uncategorised Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017 Written by uerl1

Neuron Man was "born" after a young neuroscientist nearly drowned while saving a young mother with her baby when their sampan capsized in the torrential South East China sea during the 2014 monsoon. They were rescued by local villagers but unfortunately the neuroscientist became comatose after which a brain surgeon friend implanted a permanent solor engergy powered deep brain stimulator. This stimulator placed surgically into the fornix of his brain woke him up and since then made him more intelligent, creative and innovative. The young neuroscientist discovered that he had the ability to alter his face thus wearing a everchanging "mask" to avoid being recognised by the public. Neuron man uses his cognitive as well as his higher order thinking skills learned from science, chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, mathematics, arts and culture to solve daily problems, crimes, detective work etc. His objective in finding new discoveries using his knowledge learned for the good of mankind are the challenges he seeks to overcome fighting evil while doing good.

How would Neuron Man use STEM to solve problem in action?

Design your Neuron Man character and comic today!

Answer one of the following questions in the form of comic:

a.How are  human adults different from human babies?


b.How are cats similar to/different from other animals like dogs?


c.How can crying sound be described?


d.How can light be described?What are sources of light other than the sun?


e.Does everyone describe a toy in the same way?


e.Why is accurate observation important when describing toys or objects?


f.In which situations is it better to sort objects on the basis of colour rather than size?


g.Why is sorting important?


h.How do you sort your toys?


Rules and Regulations


·         The STEM Comic Competition 2016 (hereinafter referred to as “the competition”) is open to all primary and secondary school pupils.


·         All types of comics are accepted.


·         The submitted comic must be featuring STEM related theme.


·         An author or comic artist can submit up to a maximum of ONE comic.


·         The competition is divided into three phases:

Submission of the comic sketches.

Submission of coloured comics for all shortlisted entries and selection of finalists.

Meeting of the jury and announcement of the winner.


·         All participants must submit the comic together with the following details.

Author’s or artist’s contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address and comic title).

The files must be sent by e-mail in pdf, jpg or doc format before 31 December 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The documents may be written in Malay, English or Chinese.


·         The organizers of the Competition shall acknowledge the receipt of the submitted documents.


·         All shortlisted comics will be judged and at most six of them will be selected as finalists.

The author(s) or artist(s) of the finalist games shall receive an e-mail notification indicating that they have been selected two days before the meeting of the Jury.


·         The Jury will be made of six comic experts and STEM content experts and shall meet in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris on the 3 and 4 January 2017.

The Jury shall designate the winner of the Competition.

The Jury may also award a second prize if they consider that the quality of the submitted comic is uncommon.

The Jury’s decision will be final.

The Jury will value over all the originality, functionality, adaptability to different types of audiences and the cultural values of the comic designs.


·         The winning comics will remain in possession of the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, but the author(s) or artist(s) remain the authorship of the comic. All non-winning comics shall be sent back by registered mail to the authors or artists before 31 January 2017.


·         The Jury’s decision will be announced on 16 January 2016. The winner of the Competition shall receive the prize in UPSI that same day. The winner will receive RM1,000. In case a second prize is given, the awardee shall receive RM500. While two third places will receive RM250.


·         The organizers will provide publication opportunity to the winning comics as well as the other short-listed designs.



·         By participating in the Competition, the submitter fully agrees to the terms specified in these rules.



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