Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

My Australian Christmas Card Competition

 

"My Australian Christmas Card Competition" 2021
 

Entries close: 15 November 2021

 

Every year, students in Hong Kong are encouraged to participate in a Christmas card design competition hosted by the Australian Consulate-General, with the idea of connecting communities during the festive season.

The purpose of this competition is to encourage young artists to start their own cultural exploration of how they might celebrate Christmas in an Australian summer, which is very different to how people will normally do in northern hemisphere locations like Hong Kong. In a country like Australia in the southern hemisphere, Christmas comes in the middle of a very hot summer. Images of snow, fireplaces and warm clothing are not common for Australians. Many Australians spend their Christmas outdoors, at a beach or camping. Christmas Dinner can be a barbeque in the backyard or a picnic on a beach or in a park.

Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together. We should not miss this opportunity to remember, share, and express with words and gifts what the spirit of Christmas means to you.

Australia and Hong Kong are great friends and partners, with a strong and long-lasting connection of over 200 years. We hope this competition can also promote thought among young students about cultural traditions, as well as foster friendship between Australia and Hong Kong.

Winning designs will be used as the official Christmas greetings of the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong. Winning entries and selected other works will form a Christmas art exhibition at Hong Kong Fringe Club.

 

Important Dates

 

Submission dates:  Now to 15 Nov 2021

Date of results announcement: 1 Dec 2021

Awards and opening ceremony at Hong Kong Fringe Club*: 15 Dec 2021

Exhibition dates: 16 Dec to 30 Dec 2021

*Full details of the awards and opening ceremony will be announced closer to the event date and subject to the latest health advice and social distancing requirements by the HKSAR Government.

 

Eligibility and Categories

 

  • The competition is open to all students from primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
  • Representatives of each school are nominated and confirmed by schools. No individual entry will be accepted
  • Students may enter in one of four categories:
    A. Junior Primary (primary 1 to 3);
    B. Senior Primary (primary 4 to 6);
    C. Junior Secondary (secondary 1 to 3) and
    D. Senior Secondary (secondary 4 to 6)

 

Judging Criteria 

 

The judging panel consists of representatives of the Australian Consulate-General and related sponsors. Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  Effectiveness in promoting the card’s theme
  Creativity
  Visual aesthetics
 Authenticity
  Adherence to the competition rules

 

Awards 

 

The competition consists of the following awards for each category:

1. Winner: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$1,800
2. First runner-up: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$800
3. Second runner-up: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$400
4. Merit Awards (up to five): Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$100

Winning designs will be used as the official Christmas greetings of the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong. Winning entries and selected other works will be exhibited for public viewing at Hong Kong Fringe Club from 16 to 30 December 2021 and highlighted on the Australian Consulate-General website. Artists of all selected works will receive an Award Certificate.

 

How to participate in the Competition

 

Participants must submit their entries on or before 15 November, 2021 through their schools.  Entries, with completed entry forms, must be delivered, either by hand or post to:

Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong,
Public Affairs Section,
23/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

(for entries by post, the postal chop date will be the date of receipt).

Please mark deliveries as “My Australian Christmas Card Competition 2021”.

To download entry form, please click here.

 

Competition Rules

  

  1. Entries must demonstrate an understanding of how Australians celebrate Christmas; extra judging consideration will be given to elements identifying Australia’s relationship with Hong Kong.
  2. The artwork should be presented on paper either A4 (297 mm x 210 mm) or A3 (420 mm x 297 mm) in size and in either landscape or portrait orientation. The artwork should be created per the above sizes and NOT presented as a card format (i.e. not folded or with inside text). Other dimensions will not be accepted.
  3. The artwork may be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint, or by using computer drawing or design software in 2D only.
  4. We will not accept entries that used additional materials to create 3D effects, including glitter-type materials.
  5. Participants should write the school name, student’s name, class, and the age category entered on the back of the drawing paper. Artworks without these information on the back will NOT be considered.
  6. Each participant should submit one entry only. A participant who submits more than on entry will be disqualified.
  7. Representatives of each school are nominated and confirmed by schools. No individual entry will be accepted.
  8. Entries must be the participants’ original artworks that have not been published before, nor submitted for other competitions, and must not infringe intellectual property rights.
  9. All entries become the property of the Australian Consulate-General and, whether selected or not, will not be returned upon submission.
  10. The Australian Consulate-General assumes the right to edit, alter, publish, reuse, distribute, or exhibit the artworks in any manner whatsoever, including for publicity and educational purposes.
  11. Staff and their family members of Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong and any related sponsors are not permitted to participate.
  12. The organiser’s decisions on the competition results are final.
  13. All personal information collected by the Australian Consulate-General will only be used in matters relating to the “My Australian Christmas Card Competition” which includes for publicity and promotional purposes.
  14. The Australian Consulate-General reserves all the rights to change the competition rules, regulations, prizes and other arrangements without prior notice.
  15. In the event of submission via schools affected by COVID-19, the Australian Consulate-General will advise alternative arrangements for submissions.

 

Enquiry 

 

Please send email to [email protected], or call Ms Leung at 2585 4481 during office hours.