Photo and Video Competition
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark is an engaging destination, with world-class geoheritage rubbing shoulders with vibrant ecological and cultural attractions. Geopark attractions are widely distributed across the Northeast New Territories and Sai Kung, and many are just a hop and a skip away from urban Hong Kong. They are ideal holiday destinations for sightseeing and connecting with nature.
The Hong Kong Geopark 10th Anniversary Photo and Video Competition aims to encourage visitors to discover the most beautiful and unique impressions of this global geopark through their camera lens, while appreciating its natural grandeur. To take part in the competition, simply share your geopark photos or videos on Instagram and add the specified hashtags. Act now! Hong Kong Geopark awaits your exploration.
How to enroll
Step 1. FOLLOW
the Instagram account of Hong Kong Geopark @hongkonggeopark
Step 2. Post your photos or videos
of Hong Kong Geopark on your Instagram account (Set privacy to “open”; “Instagram Stories” will not be accepted) between 1 November and 31 December 2021.
Step 3. Add three hashtags:
1. The entry post must remain in your feed until 31 January 2022 for assessment by the organisers’ judging panel. Any entries removed on that day or earlier or set to “private” will not be considered.
2. Each contestant can submit three photos/videos through their Instagram account. No more than one award will be granted for the photos or videos.
3. All entries must be original creations of the contestants and must not have been marketed, published or submitted to any other photography contest before this competition.
4. Any entries involving borrowing, reproduction, counterfeiting or other forms of copyright infringement or related criminal offences will be disqualified. The contestants concerned will assume all legal liability, and the organizers will have no connection with any related legal disputes whatsoever.
Awards and Prizes
The judging panel will select 80 photos and 20 videos, for a total of 100 winning entries.
Each winner will be presented with a trophy and book vouchers worth HK$500.
Requirements for Entries
Photos or videos taken in Hong Kong Geopark. No restriction on the subject.
- Photo entries must present true objects or scenery. Brightness, contrast, colour saturation and cropping can be reasonably adjusted. Photomontages and entries processed with intensive after-treatment and added with special effects will not be accepted.
- Contestants must save full-size files of their photo entries. The organisers will request full-size files of the winning entries for exhibition purposes after publishing the competition results. The names and Instagram accounts of the winners will be displayed at the exhibition.
- The video entries should be from 30 to 60 seconds long.
- Contestants must save the original files of the video entries. The organisers will request the original files of winning entries for exhibition purposes after publishing the competition results. The names and Instagram accounts of the winners will be displayed at the exhibition.
Global Geoparks Network (GGN) / GGN Executive Board representative
Kelvin Yuen - Hongkong-based Landscape Photographer
Hong Kong Geopark representative
- Photography skills.
- Do the images and videos exemplify the geological, ecological or cultural features of Hong Kong Geopark? There will be a preference for entries that record special moments.
- Composition, aesthetics and creativity.
The list of winners will be published in January 2022 on the Hong Kong Geopark website and its Instagram page. Winners will also receive notification from Instagram.
Contestants must not cause damage to the natural environment or disturb visitors, villagers or wildlife. They must follow the Country Parks Ordinance, the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance, the Marine Parks Ordinance and all associated legislation. Any entries taken using bad practices will be disqualified.
The organizers have the right to interpret, amend and supplement the rules and conditions of this competition without prior notice. They reserve the final right of decision over any dispute arising therefrom.
The decisions on competition results made by the judging panel and organizers will be final, to the exclusion of any challenge from contestants. There is no appeal mechanism. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English versions of all terms and conditions contained herein, the Chinese version will prevail.
The organizers have the right of final decision on the event and award arrangements.