Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), with BOCHK Charitable Foundation being the Title Sponsor, the Bank of China (Hong Kong) 56th Festival of Sport (BOCHK 56th FOS) “Sport for ALL” Photo Contest Awards Presentation Ceremony was held at the Jockey Club Lecture Theatre, Olympic House today (27 September 2013), rolling down the curtain of the BOCHK 56th FOS.
The Federation was honoured to have invited Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH, Chairman of the BOCHK 56th FOS Organizing Committee and Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation to officiate at the ceremony, with Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. as its honourable guest to present the prizes to the awardees.
Between March to June 2013, the Federation and 65 Sports Associations had organized 83 sports events in various districts of Hong Kong, encouraging Hong Kong citizens for active participation in sports and thus maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Photo Contest was organized for the second year, aiming to further promote sports culture, enhance the public awareness and participation of the FOS by capturing every exciting moment at the Festival.
The Federation received 355 valid entries for the photo contest. There were nine awards which were divided into two categories: “Professional Awards” and “My Favorite Photos Awards”. For the “Professional Awards”, the photo entries were reviewed by a judging panel including Miss Olivia CHAN Yeuk Oi, Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee, Ed. D, Member of BOCHK 56th FOS Organizing Committee and Mr. POON Chi Nam, Committee Member of Hong Kong Sports Press Association Limited. For “My Favorite Photos Awards”, top three photo entries with the most votes in the online public voting would win prizes accordingly.
The results of the contest were announced in the ceremony and winners received their prizes. The results together with the winning photos were also uploaded onto the event website http://fos.hkolympic.org/site/results.
The Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Title Sponsor, BOCHK Charitable Foundation for its staunch support to FOS for seven consecutive years, and offering the cash prizes to the awardees; the Official Partner, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd in offering products as prizes to the winners of the “My Favorite Photos Awards” and the “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw”; Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their funding support to the BOCHK 56th Festival of Sport.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 27 September 2013