The Awards Presentation Ceremony of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games Youth Across Asia Art & Essay Writing Competitions – Hong Kong Phase was successfully concluded today at the Jockey Club Lecture Theatre in Olympic House. The Ceremony was officiated by the Hon. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (“the Federation”) and Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Competitions.
During the Ceremony, a total amount of HK$10,000 cash awards, out of the Federation’s own savings, was presented to 12 winners of two categories of the Competitions. All participants were each awarded with a certificate to recognize their participation. The Organization took this opportunity to present certificates to the Panels of Adjudicators and the Supporting Organizations in appreciation of their efforts of bringing the Competitions to a great success. In the same occasion, booklets gathering the writing pieces from different countries/regions of Olympic Sport and Literature Competition 2009 – Hong Kong Phase (OSLC) published by the International Olympic Committee were also presented to three champions of the OSLC.
Organized by the Federation, the purpose of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games Youth Across Asia Art & Essay Writing Competitions is to provide a platform for participants to share their cultures and interest in sports and art. Through the Competitions, they can also increase their knowledge of the Games and Asia, broaden their horizons, practise their writing skills and develop more rounded personalities. The literature works were around either one of the following themes: “Sport as Culture and a Way of Life”, “The Asian Games: A Celebration of Sports Culture in Asia”, “Asia: A Family in Harmony” and “My Sporting Life”. A total of 44 artworks were received by Hong Kong Organizing Committee, in which 12 winning artworks of the two categories (i.e. Junior with aged 12-15 and Senior with aged 16–18) were selected by the Adjudicator Panel. The awardees of the Competitions came from 7 schools and the awardees’ list is at Appendix I.
Special thanks should go to the Supporting Organizations, including the Education Bureau, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation, Radio Television Hong Kong; Members of the Organizing Committee and Panels of Adjudicators for their dedication to the Competitions.
Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
24 May 2011