The 3 day competition is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of JA Company Program students in the region. JA Asia Pacific, the Regional Operating Center of JA Worldwide, is the organizer of the competition in the region, supported by a JA member (Host country for the competition) as the event travel to different countries each year.

 

The competition is not simply a business competition for young people. The goal is to balance the business achievements of each company as a whole with the personal development of each individual member.

 

Therefore, for a company to win this award, it is not sufficient just to run a financially successful JA company or to have created an exciting product or service. JA company members must also demonstrate that they understand how and why the company performed as it did.

 

Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation and the application of new ideas in all aspects of running the company. They also will look for an understanding that continuous improvement through innovation is essential to the success of a business.

 

 

JUDGING

There are four stages to the competition. These are:

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Company report

The company report is an opportunity to summarize the company’s business ...

Business presentation

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The business presentation should summarize the key experiences and ...

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Interview with judges

This is a very important aspect of the competition because the judges can ask any ...

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Trade Fair Booth

The booth should display the company’s product and/or demonstration of service. ...

 

JA Companies must have been active in the local JA Company Program during the current school year or the year before. The local JA Company Program should be a Secondary/High School program, and not a Graduate/University program.

 

Students representing their companies in the competition must be at least 15 years old and no more than 19 years old on December 31 in year of AP JA COY competition.

 

The maximum number of participants per company is four students.  

JA companies to register through their local JA member.

Only JA members may register student companies for consideration.  

The 2019 JA AP COY marks the centennial celebration of JA and JA Company Program in the Asia Pacific region.

To be held in Manila, Philippines from March 10 to 14, 2019, 20 participating student companies from 13 Asia Pacific locations including Australia, Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand will be travelling to showcase their companies’ products/services.

 

2019 JA AP COY event host - JA Philippines

Founded in 1969, JA Philippines is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.

 

Please click here to view the photos of the 20 teams representing 13 Asia Pacific Locations!

Awards

Participating student companies will have the opportunity to bring home the following awards from the Philippines this year:

 

  • JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Award (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

  • Young Entrepreneurs' Choice Award

  • FedEx Access Award, sponsored by FedEx

  • Best Financial Management Award, sponsored by COL Financial

  • IUA-JA Excellence Scholarships

 

 

Sponsors and supporting partners

Collaborating closely with partners, sponsors, volunteers, and JA members, JA Asia Pacific connects students across the region through the JA AP COY competition.

We Look forward to another successful JA AP COY event; please stay tuned for more updates from the event on Facebook Instagram, and LinkedIn @jaasiapacific #2019JAAPCOY soon!

The 2018 JA AP COY Competition – into its 8th year and the biggest ever

The JA AP COY is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region. The Program and Competition help young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise, and market and sell a product in the real world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reaching more than 16,000 of young entrepreneurs, 2018 marks the 8th JA AP COY and the largest in scale event by far. The student companies represented 14 locations including Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam. In addition to student companies participating the event from the Asia Pacific region, student companies from JA Denmark and JA Gabon will also be joining as exhibiting student companies to enhance the cross-border experience for all participants.

 

The winners of the Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year Award were announced at the JA AP COY Award and Gala Dinner in Beijing, China on March 31, 2018:

 

  • JA Student Company Entrepezo Nature Indonesia from Indonesia took the first prize for their natural Air Freshener in form of a USB using and sustainable business model

 

  • JA Student Company Prima Facie from the Philippines came second with their comfortable white sneakers with waterlily leather incorporated in a unisex design and strong environmental sense

 

  • Third place went to JA Student Company Harness from Hong Kong, who designed sniffer box 12 sophisticated designs that hold natural fragrance that generates positive energy

 

  • Voted by other participating JA student companies, Student Company Fullfill from Guam won the Entrepreneurs’ Choice Award with their Tote bags (Filluv Cases) designed to provide Guam's foster children with necessities.

 

  • JA Student Company CYCLO from Korea won the FedEx Access Award.  Sponsored by FedEx Express (FedEx). CYCLO came up with the idea of producing Eco-friendly flower pot in sizes and designs that can be changed by using 3D designs. The company demonstrated a good understanding of global connectivity in their business model

 

  • JA Student Company SMANCIS SC 2 from Indonesia won the Belt and Road Award.  Sponsored by Road King Investment and Asset Management and Road King Expressway. SMANCIS SC 2 developed a Super Lacto liquid fertilizer made from organic trash. The student company demonstrated good understanding of the business opportunity brought by the Belt and Road Initiative.

 
 
 
 

2017 JA AP COY

The7th JA AP COY was successfully held from Feb 19 to 22, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The largest representation since the competition started in 2011, 76 students representing 19 student companies and 13 locations participated in this year’s competitions. The 13 participating locations include: Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

 

During the 3-day competition, brilliant young entrepreneurs had competed for prestigious awards at the JA Asia Pacific's Company of the Year competition. Each competing team was required to give a business presentation, sat for interviews with the panel of judges, and showcased and sold their products in the JA AP COY Trade Fair that was held in the Atrium at Tokyo Midtown on Feb 22, before celebrating with an awards ceremony and dinner.

 

The competition ended with the awards ceremony and dinner, during which five teams were honored with prestigious awards:

 

  • Company of the Year, 1st place: KASCA, JA Thailand, for its device stand made from compressed rice husks

  • Company of the Year, 2nd place: Team 3GSC, JA Indonesia, for its practical, durable bags

  • Company of the Year, 3rd place: Team Collar Couture, JA Guam, for its handcrafted couture bow ties

 

  • Young Entrepreneurs' Choice Award: LovU, JA China, for its lighted umbrella.

  • FedEx Access Award: Hiraya, JA Philippines, for its bags made of pineapple fiber and synthetic leather

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  • Young Entrepreneurs' Choice Award: LovU, JA China, for its lighted umbrella.

  • FedEx Access Award: Hiraya, JA Philippines, for its bags made of pineapple fiber and synthetic leather

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To celebrate the achievements of all participating teams as JA Alumni, the first “I am JA” Graduation moment was launched before the 2017 JA AP COY Awards dinner was concluded. 

2016 Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year Competition (AP JA COY) was held successfully in Seoul, Korea from February 22 to 24.

 

59 students from 15 teams representing 10 locations including China, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Aside from student companies participating the event from the Asia Pacific region, SoberDrive Ltd. - regional champion student company from the United Kingdom for skills for the Future program (representing JA Europe) had joined the event as the exhibiting team this year, enhancing cross border experience for students.

 

CED student-company from Korea crowned as winner of the 2016 AP JA COY after impressing the judges with their strong business concept. The team sought to develop an environment education game based on the concept of recycling materials and have also won the HSBC Best Financial Management Award.

 

 

The full list of awardees of the 2016 AP JA COY is as follows:

  • Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (1st Place) –CED, Korea. CED is also the winner for the HSBC Best Financial Management Award.

  • Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (2nd Place) –ReKUnize, Thailand

  • Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (3rd Place) –Facio ,Singapore. Facio is also the winner for the Microsoft Best Use of Information Technology Award.

  • Young Entrepreneurs’ Choice Award - SYO, Japan

  • FedEx Access Award –MUnited, Thailand.

  • HSBC Best Financial Management Award –CED, Korea. CED is also the 2016 AP JA COY 1st Place winner

  • Microsoft Best Use of Information Technology - Facio, Singapore. Facio is also the 2016 AP JA COY 3rd Place winner

 

The 2017 AP JA COY will be hosted by JA Japan next year and we look forward to another successful event!

 

To view more photos and videos from the 2016 AP JA COY event, please go to  #APJACOY2016 event page on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5th Asia Pacific Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition (AP JA COY) was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand from February 8 to 11, 2015.

 

The Competition helps young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise, and market and sell a product in the real world. Inaugurated in 2011, the 5th AP JA COY will have 70 participants from 18 teams representing 10 locations including China, Guam (a U.S. territory), Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Turkmenistan.

 

The competition is organized by JA Asia Pacific, a member of JA Worldwide®, the world’s largest organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success, with the support of FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, as the Signature Award Sponsor. Bangkok Bank is also supporting this regional event as Local Sponsor.

 

During the 3 day program in Bangkok, student companies were evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs, academics, and representatives from the local business community. The participating student companies showcase their company and products to the public at the Trade Fair at Chamchuri Square, 319 Phaya Thai Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok on February 11, 2015.

 

"JA Asia Pacific is proud to be the organizer of the 5th Asia Pacific Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition, a platform for young people from around the region to showcase their creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.” said Vivian Lau, President, JA Asia Pacific. ”This year’s event is by far the largest in terms of the number of participating student companies, and we are honored to work with JA Thailand to bring this regional flagship competition to Bangkok, Thailand."

 

Winners

Boucase from Thailand took home first prize as the Company of the Year in the Asia Pacific region. They received high praise from judges on their effective, well constructed presentation, and their good understand as a team on what was going on with their company, products and future had also made a lasting impression. Boucase was also the recipient of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Choice Award, voted as the most popular amongst their peers.

 

The full list of awardees of the 2015 Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year Competition is as follows:

 

Young Entrepreneurs’ Choice Award - Boucase, Thailand

Best Financial Management Award – Avocado, Singapore

FedEx Access Award – Avocado, Singapore

Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (3rd Place) – HandyCraft, Turkmenistan

Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (2nd Place) – UnIC, Thailand

Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year (1st Place) – Boucase, Thailand

2015 Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year Competition