GE Design Award Photo and Video Competition


GE Design Award Photo and Video Competition


All entries should be able to demonstrate, with creative ideas, the learning good experiences and learning outcomes of either Service-Learning (SL) or Service Leadership Education (SLE) courses in the Level 3 General Education Capstone courses under the new GE programme of HKBU.



All HKBU students of UGC-funded programmes are eligible. Each entry can be submitted by an individual or a group of not more than four students.






Entry Requirement

Self Photos / Files - image_2020_09_24T03_52_30_990Z Photo Self Photos / Files - image_2020_09_24T03_52_52_833Z Video
  • Each individual / team can submit up to three photos
  • Format: .jpg / .png
  • Size and pixel dimension: at least 2000 pixels at the longest dimension
  • Submitted photos could include basic digital image retouching (white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, etc.)
  • Each individual / team can submit up to one video only
  • Genre: Drama, Documentary, etc.
  • Minimum Running Time: 30 Seconds (exclude title screen)
  • Maximum Running Time: 1.5 Minutes (exclude title screen)
  • Format: .mp4 /.mov
  • Subtitle: Chinese and English subtitles should be provided
  • Submitted video could include basic digital image retouching (white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, etc.)
  • Videos may be created using by any production techniques (iPhone, digital video, etc.)


Rules and Regulations

  • Each person can only participate either as an individual or as a member of one and only one group.
  • Each individual or team can submit ONE video and / or up to THREE photos only
  • Seeking assistance from professional videographers or professional editors is NOT allowed.
  • Participants must obtain appropriate copyright authorization in advance on all clips, photos or music used.
  • Entry must be original and unpublished work.
  • Entries must be appropriate for the University. No profanity, vulgar lyrics, nudity, violence, pyrotechnics, open flames or any other dangerous additions for any entries.
  • GE Office reserves the right to amend the regulations and other arrangements without prior notice, the organizer’s decision on all matters relating to the Competition will be final.
  • GE Office reserves the right to disqualify any entry and/or retract any award from the entrant.



  • All footages, audio clips (including music) and ideas of the script used in the entry are used legally, and authorization(s) has been granted from the copyright owner(s); the participants should bear the legal responsibilities of the copyright of the entry.
  • All submitted photos / videos, no matter awarded or not, will become the property of GE Office and can be used for future promotional or educational purposes. GE Office is authorized to use all or any parts of the entries including but not limited to website releases, publications, exhibition of the entries and production of teaching kits. In all cases, no specific notification or payment will be given to the participants.



Please submit the following materials to

  1. Completed Registration Form (doc/docx/pdf)
  2. Declaration [Individual] [Team]
  3.  Digital video file (mp4/mov) download link (e.g. Googledrive, dropbox,etc.)
  4. At least 1 Hi-Res stills (jpg/png)


Judging Criteria

The selection panel will consider and score each entry according to the following criteria. All awarded entries should achieve not less than 50 points (out of 100 points). GE Office reserves the right to cancel any award(s) for the entries scored below 50. All entries which achieve not less than 50 points will be posted on GE Office’s Instagram and Facebook Page. The number of ‘Likes’ both on Instagram and Facebook Page will be counted by the cutoff date and time (Noon, 14 April 2021). The entry in each category with the most number of total “Likes” on Instagram and Facebook will get the Most-Liked Award. Judges’ decisions are final.


A. Message Content (40 points)
B. Creativity and Originality (40 points)
C. Technical Organization (20 points)
D. Most-Liked Award 


Prize to Winner Entry

  Photo Category Video Category
Champion HK$2500 HK$6000
1st runner-up HK$1500 HK$5000
2nd runner-up HK$1000 HK$4500
Most-Liked Award HK$500 HK$1000
Merit Award
(6 awards)
HK$200/ each N.A.


Competition Schedule
Registration starting date 18 February 2021
Registration closing date 31 March 2021
Start of polling date 26 April 2021
End of polling date 30 April 2021
Announcement of result 3 May 2021