Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

My Australian Christmas Card Competition

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"My Australian Christmas Card Competition" 2023

Entries close: 17 November 2023


The Australian Consulate-General invites primary and secondary students in Hong Kong to participate in the My Australian Christmas Card Competition 2023.

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: Christmas Fun


This year’s theme is Christmas Fun – celebrating Christmas as a time of joy!

Calling all students to join us to capture the spirit of Australia. Aussies are known for being down-to-earth, friendly and optimistic, with a lifestyle that’s the envy of the world. Australians love to have a good time at Christmas, filled with laughter, cheer, and energy. From festive outdoor adventures to family games and surprises, this is your chance to express what Aussie Christmas Fun means to you. Don’t miss out, participate now, and let the holiday spirit ignite your joy!


Important Dates


Submission dates:  Now to 17 November 2023

Finalist announcement: 1 December 2023

Awards ceremony: 12 December 2023


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 ‘Christmas Fun'
  • Creativity
  • Visual design
  • Originality

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




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 17 November 2023 through their schools. This year we accept online submissions only

To submit entries, please use this online submission form*

*Google account login required only to use the file uploading functions, the Google account details would not be recorded. Please provide an official school email address in the response. 

Competition Rules and Conditions

  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 can be either A4 (297 mm x 210 mm) or A3 (420 mm x 297 mm) in size and in either landscape or portrait orientation.
  3. The artwork may be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint, or by using computer drawing or design software in 2D only. NO additional material to create 3D effects (like tinsel, glitter or sequins) is allowed.
  4. Each entry’s file size should be 10 mb max and must be uploaded as a JPEG or PNG with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Participants can scan or take a clear photo of the entries for submission.
  5. To identify the artwork, the file name should be named in this order “Category-SchoolName_StudentSurname_StudentFirstName_Class”. For example: A-AISHK_CHAN_PETER_3A.jpg
  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. No substitutions or new versions of submission will be accepted under any circumstances once the original entry is submitted for consideration.
  9. 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.
  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.




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