Design contests promote patriotism

May 30, 2024

The submission of entries for a mascot and a logo design contest that aims to enhance the awareness and sense of patriotism among the youth opened today.
Organsied by the Working Group on Patriotic Education under the Constitution & Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, the competitions promote the mainstream values characterised by patriotism with affection for the country and Hong Kong and in conformity with the principle of "one country, two systems".
Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki, who is also the committee’s chairman, noted that patriotic education is a long-term process that requires continuous and dedicated efforts.
He stressed that patriotic education needs to begin from an early age and embed into students’ daily study and lives through interesting and diverse means that will subtly guide them to cultivate an awareness of patriotism and strengthen their patriotic sentiments.
“We hope that through the competitions, young people will be encouraged to showcase the spirit of With the theme of ‘Love our Country, Love Hong Kong, Love our Community’ through creative and artistic means, so that patriotic education can better spread across schoolyards and take root in the hearts of the next generation,” Mr Chan said.
Both the mascot and logo design competitions are divided into primary, secondary and tertiary sections, with a champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and merit award for each category.
Each participant can only submit one entry for each category even if they join both competitions.
To encourage students to actively participate in the competitions, there will also be a Most Supportive School Award.
All winners will be awarded certificates. Plus, the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded annual passes to the Hong Kong Palace Museum. The winning entry may be adopted by the Government and featured in promotional materials in future.
Participants can submit their entries from today until July 15 and the results are expected to be announced in either September or October.

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