SJTU 22nd 60-Second Innovative Elevator Speech Contest took place on March 28, 2013. After two rounds of fierce competition among the eleven contestants, Qu Zhi, JI’s sophomore, beat his competitors and snatched the championship along with a prize of 3000 RMB.

Qu Zhi Wins the Championship

The competition started with every contestant presenting his/her innovation using Power Point within 60 seconds, supposedly the duration of an elevator ride. Four finalists were selected to defend their innovations within 3 minutes, answering questions from the two judges and 20 members of SJTU’s various innovations clubs.

Finally, as the result of voting from the judges and the audience, Qu Zhi stood out as the champion with his articulate presentation and defense of his creative innovation “Anonymous Book Club.”