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"My Australian Christmas Card Competition" 2018
Merry Christmas, Mate!

Entries close: 21 November 2018

 

Every years, students in Hong Kong are encouraged to participate a theme based Christmas card design competition hosted by the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong.

The purpose of this competition is first, to encourage young artists to start their own cultural exploration of how they might celebrate Christmas in an Australian summer which is very different from those live in the Northern Hemisphere.  In a country like Australia in the southern hemisphere, it is filled with blue skies and intense heat. Many Australians spend their Christmas outdoors at a beach or camping.  Christmas Dinner may be a barbeque in the backyard or a picnic on a beach or in a park.

Secondly, the competition aims to 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.

 

The theme of My Australian Christmas Card Competition 2018

 

Theme: “Merry Christmas, mate!”

Christmas is about spending most of your time with friends, family and the people you love the most.  It is a time to remember, a time for sharing the goodness of your heart with others, and a time to express with gifts and words what your friends actually means to you. 

The word “mate” is very common in Australia.  In Australia, a 'mate' is more than just a friend and is a term that implies a sense of shared experience, mutual respect and unconditional assistance. 

We encourage artists to contribute to this theme as friendship is one of the best gifts of all.

 

Dates to Remember

 

21 Nov 2018: Last day to submit Christmas card design

5 Dec 2018: Winners of "My Australian Christmas Card Competition" announced

12 Dec 2018: Awards and opening ceremony at Hong Kong Fringe Club

12 - 30 Dec 2018: Exhibition of winning designs at Hong Kong Fringe Club

 

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:
    1. Junior Primary (primary 1 to 3);
    2. Senior Primary (primary 4 to 6);
    3. Junior Secondary (secondary 1 to 3) and
    4. 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 

 

Winners of “My Australian Christmas Card Competition” will be announced on 5 December, 2018. The winners’ names and artworks will be published on the Australian Consulate-General website. All winning participants and their schools will be notified individually.

Prizes will be presented at a ceremony opening the artwork exhibition at the Hong Kong Fringe Club on 12 December 2018.

The competition consists of the following awards for each category:  

1. Winner: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$1,500.
2. First runner-up: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$700.
3. Second runner-up: Award Certificate plus Book Coupons valued at HK$300.
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 12 to 30 December 2018. Artists of all selected works will receive an Award Certificate.

 

How to participate in the Competition

 

Participants must submit their entries on or before 21 November, 2018 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 2018”.

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 friendship between Australia and 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 presentd as a card format (i.e. folded with inside card text) Other dimensions are not 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.
  6. Each participatnt should submit one entry only.  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. 

 

Enquiry 

 

Please send email to publicaffairshk@dfat.gov.au, or call Ms Lam at 2585 4482 during office hours.