Since its launch in 1997, the “Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Invention Competition”(HKYSTIC) is now the largest and most popular science competition in Kong Kong with nearly 10,000 applicants from over 300 schools participating in this annual event. The competition targets kindergarten, primary and secondary school students and teachers, with categories including Science Fiction Drawing, Invention, Research, Science and Technology Practical Activity. The winning projects will have the opportunity to be nominated to participate in the largest national science competition in China – China Adolescent Science and Technology Invention 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 Invention Competition 08-09
HKNGCA Science Innovation Centre
Education Bureau, Innovation and Technology Commission
Drs. Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation
5,364 pieces of works from 261 local primary and secondary schools were received for the 11th Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Invention Competition, the largest of its kind in Hong Kong and also a platform for young talents to attend international science contests.
Several new categories were added during this year’s competition, including science and technology practice activities for secondary school students, teachers’ inventions as well as teaching aids invention.
The award ceremony was held at the Jockey Club Auditorium of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 26 April, with Prof. Tsui Lap-chee, President of the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Wong Yuk-shan, Vice-President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mr. Nicolas C.T. Chan, Assistant Commissioner of the Innovation and Technology Commission, as well as Mr. Chan Pui-tin, Chief Curriculum Development Officer of the Education Bureau as officiating guests. Chan Yik Hei and Chan Ka-kin, dubbed as ‘young men who grab the star’, presented the awards to the winners of the competition.
800 guests, school heads, teachers and students attended the ceremony. The inventions were later exhibited at different areas in Hong Kong for public visit.