The HKCEC in art: young students show their skills

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The HKCEC in art: young students show their skills

16 artistic visions of a Hong Kong landmark
 

On 19 May 2012, 16 young primary and secondary school students received prizes at an Award Presentation Ceremony for their submissions in "A Landmark for Success Drawing Competition 2012" ("Drawing Competition"). This was the first ever Drawing Competition to be organised by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited ("HML").

Located in Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong's major central business districts, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") has become a landmark of Hong Kong and brings millions of overseas visitors to the area every year. The purpose of the Drawing Competition was to give school students in Wan Chai the chance to visit the HKCEC and, by looking at its architecture and interior design from an artistic perspective, learn more about how it contributes to Hong Kong's economy.

The standard of the drawings was extremely high, making judging a challenging task.

Some participants produced drawings that turned the HKCEC into a ship or even gave it a pair of wings, communicating ideas about how the HKCEC promotes cultural exchange and trade between people from around the world. Some presented ideas on ways of further expanding the HKCEC in an environmentally friendly context, for instance by using translucent glass for the roof and depicting pink dolphins swimming in the adjacent harbour.

Mr Cliff Wallace, Managing Director of HML, being one of the judges of the Drawingm Competition, said, "The rich imagination, creativity and drawing skills of the students amazed me and the other judges too. Every student was given the same presentation and was shown just a few photos of the HKCEC, and then invited to share with us how they saw the HKCEC from their own unique perspective. The outcome was a superb array of creative sketches and views, testifying to the artistic talent of the young people of Wan Chai".

A total of 126 Primary 5 and 6 and Form 1 to 3 students from five primary schools and six secondary schools in Wan Chai participated in the Drawing Competition, which took place on 3 March 2012. On the day of the Competition, the students were shown facilities not normally open to the public at the HKCEC, such as reporter rooms and the VIP Lounge inside the Grand Hall, the venue for the 1997 Handover ceremony. They were also presented with some lesser-known information about the HKCEC. Following the site tour, the students were given 90 minutes to draw the HKCEC in any way they liked. Some were inspired by what they saw and heard during the site tour, while others sketched their own versions of what they thought the HKCEC should look like.

A total of 16 winning entries were selected for 18 awards. From now until the end of August 2012, the winning entries will be displayed in the HKCEC. Millions of local and overseas visitors attending events at the HKCEC will have the chance to appreciate these art works by our talented young artists.

The competition results are as follows:

Primary School Category

Award
Awardee
School
Champion
Wong Long-hin
Raimondi College Primary Section
1st Runner-up
Chan Cheuk-kwan
Hennessy Road Government Primary
AM School
Most Creative Drawing
2nd Runner-up
Maira Akbar
Sir Ellis Kadoorie (Sookunpo) Primary
School
Merit Award
Lam Lok-ho
Precious Blood Primary School
Ng Nga-lui
Precious Blood Primary School
Urooj Khan
Sir Ellis Kadoorie (Sookunpo) Primary
School
Jeshua Justin Mariano
Embuscado
Sir Ellis Kadoorie (Sookunpo) Primary
School
Man Sum-yu
St Paul's Primary Catholic School

 

Secondary School Category

Award
Awardee
School
Champion
Chui Tsz-ho
Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
1st Runner-up
Chin Ho-yin
Queen's College
2nd Runner-up
Cho Yuen-ling
Marymount Secondary School
Most Creative Drawing
Siu Siu-ting
Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
Merit Award
Merit Award
Tam Tsz-ling
Marymount Secondary School
Au Long-hin
Queen's College
Lai Cheuk-hang
Queen's College
Luk Wing-yin
St Paul's Secondary School

 

Organisers and partners of the Drawing Competition:

Organiser: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited

Partner Organisations: Wan Chai District Council
 
Wan Chai Headmasters' Conference Supporting Organisation: Hong Kong Arts Centre
 

Judges:

Mr Suen Kai-cheong, BBS, MH, JP
Chairman of Wan Chai District Council

Mr Chan Wai-bong, Clement
Senior Lecturer/Programme Coordinator of Hong Kong Art School
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Mr Yip Yam-wing, Stephen
Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Life-wide Learning and Library Section)
Education Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR

Mr Cliff Wallace
Managing Director, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd