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 07-08
HKNGCA Science Innovation Centre
Education Bureau, Innovation and Technology Commission
Drs. Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation
The contest was by far of the largest scale in Hong Kong and this year marked its 10th anniversary. The contest aimed at encouraging students to learn how to make inventions and develop their ability to solve problems with brains and action since they were young by providing them with space to demonstrate their creation and let them realize their dreams of creation. This year, the contest received 5,437 pieces of works from 197 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, including science fiction drawings, inventions, essays and scientific implementation activities. The number of participants and response from the public this year surpassed that of all the previous years!
The award ceremony was held at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 6 April 2008. Prof. Wong Yuk-shan, Vice-President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Prof. Lo Yuk-ming, committee member of the Drs. Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation Committee attended the ceremony as guests of honour. To stress the importance of 10th anniversary, ‘Star of Eternity Award’ was presented to Mr. Cheung King-fung, the Chairman of Hong Kong Invention Association Limited, in recognition of his contribution for the invention industry in his lifetime.