The Covid-19 pandemic situation, which had not been controlled until now, had made people adapt to new normal in their daily lives. The strict health protocol implementation had an impact on policies in senior high schools which still using a policy of learning at home and limited learning in schools in certain zones. It had an impact on the students activities who were being less productive in their daily activities. Responding to these conditions, Universitas ‘Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta through the Admissions Bureau held an event on Unisa Digital Youth Games 2021 (UDYG 2021).
Komaruddin, Head of the New Student Recruitment and Admissions Bureau (PMB) UNISA Yogyakarta, revealed that the purpose of holding the UDYG was to accommodate creativity in high school students. “We hope that UDYG 2021 can increase the sense of solidarity, responsibility, leadership development, and experience for high school students during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Komaruddin.
This time, UDYG 2021 had seven kinds of competitions. These included the Vertical Film Festival, Post Pandemic Innovative Science Posters, Educational Photos, TikTok Videos, Virtual Debates, Mobile Legend E-Sports, and Musabaqah Tilawatil Qur’an. The seven competitions offered a total prize of millions of rupiah for each winner.
Registration and collection works of UDYG 2021 had been opened as of June 17th, 2021. Awarding Night for the announcement of the winners would be held on July 24, 2021, which also coincided with the closing moment of the 30th anniversary of UNISA Yogyakarta’s event.
“As part of UNISA’s 30th Anniversary series, UDYG 2021 certainly takes the same spirit as the Milad theme. That is the Collective Innovative Movement in Adapting New Normal,” said Komaruddin.
Warsiti, as the Rector of UNISA Yogyakarta highly appreciated this second UDYG event. She hoped that the presence of UDYG this year could be a momentum for students to stay innovative and creative during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation. “I am especially grateful to the UDYG Committee for organizing this event while holding health protocols. Because the pandemic is not an obstacle to keep moving and working,” conveyed Warsiti.