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Internatinal Students' Visual Arts Contest-cum-Exhibition of Hong Kong 2010

The first-ever HKISAC, with the theme, "Visual Creativity: My World", was jointly organised by the Education Bureau and Po Leung Kuk. It aims to encourage youngsters from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds to express their emotions, feelings and views through the visual arts, show their creativity and knowledge, and foster international artistic and cultural exchange.

The contest was open to all primary and secondary students from all over the world. They were categorised into four age groups (primary students: aged 5 or below to 8; aged 9 to 11 or above; secondary students: aged 12 or below to 14; aged 15 to 17 or above).

More than 3,200 creative artworks from 25 countries were received. Twelve grand prizes, 45 honourable mentions and 252 certificates of merit were awarded. The grand prize winners, aged 5 to 18, came from Bulgaria, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and China (Mainland and Hong Kong).

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"Visual Creativity . My World" Hong Kong International Students' Visual Arts Contest cum Exhibition is jointly presented by the Education Bureau and Po Leung Kuk. The Contest aims to stimulate students' creativity through visual artworks, foster international art and cultural exchange, and enable the regional/ countries’ adults and leaders to have a better understanding of the younger generation and develop planning to cater for the younger generation's better living.

The judging panel is chaired by Dr. Vanessa Lok-wa Li, Senior Curriculum Development Officer (Visual Arts) of EDB and comprises the following members:

Professor Anne Bamford, Chair & Director, Engine Room University of the Arts, London & Invited Scholar, UNESCO, Paris

Mr. Cyril Boisson, Founder of Cyril Boisson Fine Art LLC & Representative of the Miro Foundation of Barcelona

Professor Dominic Man-kit Lam, Inventor of Chromoskedasic Process and Painting and was selected as one of 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century (1999)

Mr. Grover Dear, Architect, Guest Lecturer at Academy of Art College, San Francisco, Chief Design Consultant of the Four Seasons Hotel and IFC Mall, Hong Kong

Mr. Jonathan Thomson, Art Historian and Art Critics

Mr. Hoi-chiu Tang, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art

and Representative of Po Leung Kuk

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