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Announcement of Awardees of the Samsung 58th Festival of Sport “Sport for All” Photo Contest


Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), subvented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), with Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited (Samsung) being the Title Sponsor, Samsung 58th Festival of Sport (Samsung 58th FOS) “Sport for All” Photo Contest Awards Presentation Ceremony was held at Olympic House today (6 August 2015), bringing the Samsung 58th FOS to a successful conclusion.

The Federation was honoured to have invited Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH, Chairman of the Samsung 58th FOS Organizing Committee to officiate at the Ceremony, with Ms. Sherman LEUNG, Associate Director of Corporate Marketing Group of Samsung as one of the honourable guests to present the prizes to the awardees.    

Between March to June 2015, the Federation and over 60 Sports Associations had organized around 80 sports events in various districts of Hong Kong, encouraging Hong Kong citizens for active participation in sports and thus maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  With the positive feedback on the Photo Contest in the past three years, the contest was organized again, aiming to further promote sports culture, enhance the public awareness and participation of the FOS by capturing every exciting moment of the Festival.

The Federation received 420 valid photo entries for the photo contest. As in the past three years, 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 Mr. WONG Tat Ming Richard, Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of LCSD, Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee, Ed. D, Hon. Deputy Secretary General of the Federation and Mr. WONG Pun Keung, Treasurer 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 prizes were presented to the winners.  The results together with the winning photos were also uploaded onto the event website  List of winners in the two phases of “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw” were announced on 10 June and 24 July 2015 at the FOS official website , Ming Pao and South China Morning Post. (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 44872, 44873)

The Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Samsung, the Title Sponsor, for its sponsorship to FOS by offering cash awards and Samsung products as prizes to all the contest awardees and winners of the “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw” with total value over HK$170,000; last but not least, LCSD for the staunch support to the Samsung 58th FOS.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 6 August 2015