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 Jockey Club Sole-sponsored – The 3rd Hong Kong Youth Science and Technology Invention Competition
HKNGCA Science Innovation Centre
Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the competition was held from September 2001 to March 2002. It was endeavored to promote the ability of innovation, creativity and self-motivation of youngsters. In addition to “Inventive Work” and “Scientific Thesis”, “Innovative Design” for secondary school and “Science Fiction drawing” for students aged under 14 were introduced this year.
A total of nearly 600 works from 119 primary and secondary schools competed for over 100 awards in this competition, in which the greatest number of participants, participating schools and works received in history. It was our honour to invite Mr. Y.P. Yiu, William, Executive Director, Charities and Corporate Secretariat, Hong Kong Jockey Club and Dr. K.K. Chan, Catherine, Executive Director, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department, HKSAR as our officiating guests in the award ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Before presenting prizes to the winners, representatives from each group presented their works and shared their experiences with audience. Also, the judge representatives shared their valuable opinions with teachers and students.