Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

My Australian Christmas Card Competition

"My Australian Christmas Card Competition" 2022
 

Entries close: 18 November 2022

 

The Australian Consulate-General invites primary and secondary students in Hong Kong to participate in the My Australian Christmas Card Competition 2022.

Young artists are encouraged to get creative and consider how you might celebrate Christmas in an Australian summer, which is different to celebrations in northern hemisphere locations like Hong Kong. In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of a very hot summer. Images of snow, fireplaces and warm clothing are less common. 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, to reflect and share what the spirit of Christmas means to you.

The winning design will be featured as the official Christmas greetings of the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong and there are prizes up for grabs too!

 

My Australian Christmas Card theme: Green Christmas

 

This year’s theme is Green Christmas. Whether celebrated on Australia’s famous ocean coastline, in lush tropical forests or in the dry, sandy outback, Christmas is about spending time with friends and family.

But what about all the added waste that comes at Christmas time? We all know we have to do our bit to reduce waste and protect our planet. With a little bit of imagination, you’re invited to express your ideas for a greener, sustainable Christmas, that celebrates the season, while caring for the earth and each other.

 

Important Dates

 

Submission dates:  Now to 18 Nov 2022

Finalist announcement: 2 Dec 2022

Awards ceremony*: 15 Dec 2022

*Full details of the awards 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.  Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the theme ‘Green Christmas'
  • Creativity
  • Visual design
  • Originality

All entries should follow the Competition Rules and Conditions to be eligible.

 

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
 

The winning design will be featured as the official Christmas greetings of the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong.  

 

How to participate in the Competition

 

Participants must submit their entries on or before 18 November 2022 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 2022”.

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 details at the back will NOT be considered.
  6. Each participant should submit one entry only. A participant who submits more than one 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 an email to [email protected], or call 2585 4481 during office hours.