Albanian Skills Competitions 2018

The 4th edition of the legendary and high quality Albanian Skills Competitions!

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

  • Hotel & Restaurant Services Competition
  • Graphic Design Competition
  • Photography Competition
  • Software Development Competition
  • Social Media Marketing Competition
  • Web Development Competition

Please read carefully the following information about the requirements and the application process.

General conditions for all competitions
  • You are between 16 and 25 years old (at the date of the competition).
  • You meet the specific requirements of the respective competition (see below).
  • Multiple applications for different competitions are not possible, because all competitions take place on the same day. In case of multiple applications, we only consider the first submitted application as valid.
  • The competitors will be selected through the jury of the respective competition. The selection criteria are your experience in the respective field of the competition, your motivation expressed in the application form and a gender-balanced mix of participants from different regions in Albania as well as from different companies and schools.
  • Applications of participants from previous years are welcome. However, in the case of a large number of suitable new applications, those who have never participated in Albanian Skills have priority.
  • Application as well as participation is free of any charge. However, of course you must be available on May 12th 2018 and arrive at your own expense to the event location.
Hotel & Restaurant Service Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • You have an educational background or professional experience in tourism, hotel and restaurant services.
  • You are able to communicate in English with foreign guests.
  • Dresscode: semi-formal, smart casual (e.g. white shirt and dark pants).

Jury

  • Martin Gjonaj – General Hotel Manager
  • Donald Vogli – Front Office Manager at The Plaza Tirana
  • Romario Hysa – Event Coordinator at Rogner Hotel Tirana

Application closed on 15.04.18 at 18:00.
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Graphic Design Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • You have solid skills in graphic processing, creating and editing advertising campaigns and promotional materials.
  • You understand English. Tasks in the competition will be given in English.
  • You have to bring your own device with installed programs of your choice (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator etc.). Laptops preferred.

Jury

  • Elda Pineti – Graphic & Handcrafted Artist – EP Handmade Cards
  • Fatmira Prodani – Lecturer – “Aleksander Moisiu” University of Durres
  • Herald Xhafa – TV Stage Designer – Top Channel TV

Application closed on 18.03.18 at 18:00.
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Photography Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • You have solid skills and experience in digital photography.
  • You understand English. Tasks in the competition will be given in English.
  • You have to bring your own photography equipment (digital semi-professional camera, DSLR, accessories).

Jury

  • Hanspeter Binggeli – Photographer & Vocational Education Trainer – Switzerland
  • Elton Koritari – Photopgrapher & Curator – Albania
  • Elvin Shytaj – Photopgrapher  – Albania

Application closed on 18.03.18 at 18:00.
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Software Development Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • You have solid skills in programming Java or PHP.
  • You understand English. Tasks in the competition will be given in English.
  • You have to bring your own device with installed developer environment of your choice (PHP or Java) and the latest version of Firefox or Chrome (Laptop preferred).

Jury

  • Getson Çela – Senior Software Engineer – Valid Data
  • Kejvi Doko – Senior Software Developer, IT Trainer & Academy Director – ikubINFO
  • Bastian Feder – Software Engineer – Switzerland

Application closed on 18.03.18 at 18:00.
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Social Media Marketing Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • Your presence & participation in (online) interviews and trainings with the jury prior the competition on 12. May 2018 is required!
  • You have knowledge of strategies for social media and visual marketing for different target groups and stakeholders.
  • You have solid skills in editing and managing information in different media formats (text and images) on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.).
  • You understand English. Tasks in the competition will be given in English.
  • You have to bring your own device with installed programs of your choice (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator etc.). Laptops preferred.

Jury

  • Genti Selenica – Co-Founder & CEO – Boboon, ENGAL & BuyToAmerica – Albania
  • Marinela Kuçaj – Social Media Manager – Local Web – Albania
  • Keti Gjipali – Founder – AGOG Marketing – Albania

Application closed on 18.03.18 at 18:00.
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Web Development Competition

Saturday 12. May 2018 | Tirana Business Park

Specific requirements

  • You have solid skills in programming HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • You understand English. Tasks in the competition will be given in English.
  • You have to bring your own device with installed developer tools (IDE or editor) and the latest version of Firefox or Chrome (Laptop preferred).

Jury

  • Lisander Çuedari – Senior Software Developer, IT Trainer & Academy Director – EasyPay Albania
  • Pascal Burri – Software & System Engineer – Switzerland
  • Renato Toni – Senior Software Developer – Vodafone Albania
  • Patrick Zahnd – Software & System Engineer – Switzerland

Application closed on 18.03.18 at 18:00.
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