Creative design competition for young talents under way

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-02-13

The First SZ-HK-MO Creative Design Competition for Young Talents is well under way, galvanizing Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao students to give free rein to their creativity in designs. A launch ceremony was held at the Shenzhen Adolescent Activity Center on Saturday.

At present, many students from Shenzhen and Hong Kong have registered and submitted their works on the competition’s official website since a call for entries was made Wednesday, according to the competition’s secretariat.

The competition’s awards ceremony is planned to be held during this year’s Shenzhen Design Week. Awards will be given to all winners, and the top leaders of the three cities, design industry celebrities and representatives from major participating schools will be invited to attend the ceremony.

Following the awards ceremony, the organizers will host various supporting activities including visits and exchanges, teaching and training, and itinerant exhibitions in the three cities.

Choi Yuk-lin, secretary of education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and Wong Ka Ki, deputy director of the Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, encouraged teenagers to seize this great opportunity to display their creativity and show with their works the connotation of the humanistic spirit of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) at the launch ceremony.

Liu Wenbin, deputy director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, also hoped that young students in the three cities can take this opportunity to jointly participate in creating a bright future for GBA’s integrated development.

“I think it offers a great stage for us to show our talents, and I can learn more artistic skills through this activity,” said Lam Zi-yi, a Hong Kong student.

“The competition enables students from the three cities to have more exchanges and share their experiences and views on design and art,” another Hong Kong student surnamed Chan said.

To encourage the winners to learn from each other and jointly improve the creative design level of Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, the organizers will arrange a “Design Tour” for the winners to visit major creative activities such as Shenzhen Design Week, Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week and Shenzhen-Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week, as well as the three cities’ cultural and creative blocks, key venues and landmark buildings.

The competition will also cooperate with well-known design companies, fashion brands, sci-tech firms, art and cultural institutions in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao to offer winter and summer student internship programs, visits or volunteer programs for the winners.