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Announcement of Awardees of the Samsung 59th Festival of Sport “Sport for All” Photo Contest

05.09.2016

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 59th Festival of Sport (Samsung 59th FOS) “Sport for All” Photo Contest Awards Presentation Ceremony was held at Regal Hongkong Hotel today (5 September 2016), bringing the Samsung 59th FOS to a successful conclusion.                                                    

The Federation was honoured to have invited Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH, Chairman of the Samsung 59th FOS Organizing Committee to officiate at the Ceremony, with Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. Raymond FAN, JP, Deputy Director (Leisure Services) of LCSD and Ms. Yiyin ZHAO, Vice-President of Information Technology and Mobile Business of Samsung as the honourable guests to present the prizes to the awardees.    

This year is an Olympic year, the Federation not only gave full support to Hong Kong athletes to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but also promoted “Sports for All” by organizing FOS to the general public. Between March to June 2016, 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 four years, the contest was organized again.

The Federation received 499 valid photo entries for the photo contest. Same as in the past four 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 the Judging Panel including Mr. Richard T. M. WONG, Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of

LCSD, Mr. WONG Po Kee, MH, Hon. Deputy Secretary General of the Federation and Mr. WONG Pun Keung, Treasurer of the Hong Kong Sports Press Association Limited.  For “My Favorite Photos Awards, top three photo entries with the most votes in the Facebook online public voting would win prizes accordingly. To attract more voters for the Photo Contest, the Federation conducted the public voting through social media for the first time this year. This adoption drew around 9,000 votes and public awareness by capturing and “Like” every exciting moment of the Festival.

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 http://fos.hkolympic.org/site/photoContest.  List of winners in the two phases of “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw” were announced on 10 June and 25 July 2016 at the FOS official website http://fos.hkolympic.org/ , Ming Pao and South China Morning Post. (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 46922, 46923)

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”; last but not least, LCSD for the staunch support to the Samsung 59th FOS.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, ChinaDate: 5 September 2016