Since its launch in 1997, the “Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition” (HKYSTIC) is now the largest and most popular science competition in Hong Kong with nearly 8,000 applicants from over 400 schools participating in this annual event. The competition targets on kindergarten, primary and secondary school students and teachers, with categories including Science Fiction Drawing, Invention, Research, Science and Technology Practical Activity. Top winners will have the opportunity to be nominated to participate in the largest national science competition in China – China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest which is hosted by different mainland cities in August annually.
Official website of HKYSTIC：http://stic.newgen.org.hk
Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition 12-13
Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre
(Commissioned by Education Bureau Chief Curriculum Development Office(Gifted Education))
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Invention Association, Hong Kong Science and Creativity Society, Hong Kong Science Talent Society
Achievers Track, Multimedia Services Limited, Kwai Yue Woo Kee Loong Publisher, Workshop Dynamics, Wacom (HK) Limited
Official Beverage Sponsor
VITASOY International Holdings Limited
Aimed at strengthening students’ creativity, practical skills and promoting science and creativity education, the Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition (HKYSTIC) 12-13 received an overwhelming response from local students, attracting a total of over 3,000 entries from over 4,000 participants belonging to 300 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, with categories including Science Fiction Drawing, Invention and Research, Student Organized Science and Technology Activity, Outstanding Science and Technology Teacher, Teaching Aids Invention, as well as the newly added Outstanding Science and Technology School and Young Scientist of the Year!
Commissioned by the HKSAR Government Education Bureau Chief Curriculum Development Office (Gifted Education), the HKYSTIC 12-13 is organized by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre, and is co-organized by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.
The public exhibition plus final judging and the award ceremony of the competition were successfully held on 6 and 7 April 2013 respectively at Cyberport. Aligning to the format of international science competitions, the final judging was held in an open booth style, in which contestants in categories of Invention and Research, Student Organized Science and Technology Activity, Outstanding Science and Technology Teacher, Teaching Aids Invention had to set booths for project display in order to present their entries to the judging panel and to respond to the panel’s questions. Prior to the final judging session was a public exhibition which allowed members of the public to interact with the contestants and see their projects.
The Award Ceremony of the competition was held on 7 April 2013. More than 200 awards were presented to the winners. Various special and grand awards were also presented in the ceremony which included Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Affiliated Fair Special Awards, Best Project Award and the newly added Outstanding Science and Technology School and Young Scientist of the Year! Top winners have been nominated to represent Hong Kong in the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest, the most popular national science competition.