The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) recently organised an art competition for primary school students in Hong Kong. A prize presentation ceremony was held on 18 February (Saturday).
Students were invited to show their creativity by creating pictures of any subject using images of coins currently or previously in circulation in Hong Kong.
The art competition is one of the HKMA's community programmes. The objective of these programmes is to foster public understanding and increase public awareness of the financial system of Hong Kong.
"The response is positive and we are impressed by the primary students' creativity," said Mr Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of the HKMA, when presenting the prizes to the winners during the ceremony. "The competition has helped to bring many younger members of the community into contact with the HKMA and its work, which is something we welcome," he added.
Over 5,000 students participated in this competition and 151 shortlisted entries were submitted to the HKMA by 55 schools. Thirteen winning entries were selected based on their theme, creativity, technique and overall quality. The winners each received a certificate and book tokens.
The top three winning drawings are being displayed in the HKMA Information Centre until 4 March. They will then be displayed together with other winning entries in the public areas of the HKMA offices at Two International Finance Centre in Central.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Jasmin Fung, Manager (Press), at 2878 8246 or
Hing-Fung Wong, Resource Co-ordinator, at 2878 1802
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
20 February 2006
1. Mr Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of the HKMA, presents the prize to Cheung Chung-chi, the winner of the competition.
2. Mr Yam and the fourteen winners
3. The winning drawing of the competition