Welcome back to the ninth season of Deloitte Tax Challenge! Amazing cash prizes stand to be won by teams and individuals with the best headwork.
We are excited to share that the Deloitte Tax Challenge (DTC) 2016, now in its 9th season, received yet another overwhelming response this year!
The challenge attracted a total of 2,545 challengers from 44 universities nationwide. This year's competition saw a 14% surge in the participation of Team Category (772 challengers compared with 680 last year)! 85 out of 1,773 challengers successfully proceeded to Stage Two of Individual Category, which was held at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Sungai Long Campus on 13 October 2016.
The Preliminary Rounds of the Team Category was held immediately after the Stage Two of the Individual Category. More than 600 participants showed up and flooded the registration counter for Team Category.
UTAR Sg Long Campus welcomed the largest number of participants from various universities nationwide, who arrived in more than 10 buses and hundreds of cars. Not to forget that the challenges were also held at Deloitte's branches in Melaka, Penang, Johor, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which also welcomed large numbers of participants.
Click here to view photos taken at UTAR.
Now, with great pleasure we announce the finalists for both Individual and Team categories!
Well done to all the 85 semi-finalists who tried their best to outshine each other. It was a real tough decision for the judges to pick the 13 finalists. Click here to view the finalists. Congratulations to the 13 challengers who made it to the Grand Finals!
In this category, challengers worked collaboratively As One to complete the tax assignment. This yearcoupon_datas Team Category saw the highest number of participants in DTC history, with an increase of 23 teams comparative to the previous year, totaling to 193 teams vying for 5 spots in the Grand Finals.
Due to a very close competition among the top performing teams, the judges recommended and organising committee concurred to increase the number of teams going through the finals from initial 5 to 6 teams. Click here to view the finalists. Congratulations to the 6 teams who made it to the Grand Finals!
For those who did not make it, well done in taking up the challenge to participate in DTC 2016. We hope you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. We look forward to your participation again next year.
What's next for the Finalists?
Presentation Skills Workshop
Interesting and fun-filled workshops facilitated by professional trainers will be held at the Deloitte office in Kuala Lumpur on 9 November 2016. These workshops are designed to guide and prepare the finalists on their presentation skills and prepare them to take on the final challenge with style and confidence.
Grand Finals - Individual and Team Category
The final stage of the challenge will be held at Deloitte office in Kuala Lumpur on 10 November 2016. Confident finalists will take the center stage one by one, delivering their best presentation in front of a panel of judges that will evaluate the challengers on various criteria including technical competency, presentation skills and English proficiency.
DTC 2016 draws to a close with the gala dinner held at the One World Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on the evening of 10 November. Finalists will be given the chance to unwind as we lead up to the crest of this competition – the announcement of DTC 2016 Champions!
Distinguished guests comprising DTC sponsors, lecturers and Deloitte alumni are invited attend the dinner to witness the announcements of winners. Each individual category finalist will have the privilege to bring along one guest to the gala dinner. Each team finalist can invite two guests to attend the dinner with team.
Stay tuned for more updates as we lead up to the Finale of Deloitte Tax Challenge 2016!