Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest

Who can join?

All HKBU School of Business students who joined semester exchange programmes, as well as overseas internships, service learning or study tours in 2019/20 are welcome.

Application deadline: 13 September 2020 (Sunday)

What is the prize?

 
Photo Category
  • Champion: HK$1,800 cash
  • 1st runner-up: HK$1,000 cash
  • 2nd runner-up: HK$500 cash
  • Most-liked Photo Award: HK$300 cash (The photo entry with the greatest number of “likes” on Instagram by 5 October 2020 noon)
  • Outstanding Photo Awards (6 awards): HK$100 cash
  • Buddy Referral Scheme: A USB Wireless Charging Mouse Pad
 
Video category
  • Champion: HK$2,300 cash
  • 1st runner-up: HK$1,500 cash
  • 2nd runner-up: HK$800 cash
  • Most-liked Video Award: HK$500 cash (The video entry with the greatest number of “likes” on Instagram by 5 October 2020 noon)
  • Buddy Referral Scheme: A USB Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

How to join?

Complete and submit the online application form on or before 13 September 2020 (Sunday).

 
Photo Category
  • Each participant can submit up to three (3) photos;
  • Submit the photo(s) by uploading it/them to the online application form;
  • Photo in JPG format, and with at least 2000 pixels at the longest dimension;
  • For Most-liked Photo Award: upload photo(s) to Instagram and hashtag #hkbubusinessschool AND #GoAbroadPhotoVideoContest, please make sure the entries are publicly accessible on Instagram;
  • For Buddy Referral Scheme: participants of this Go Abroad Photo and Video Contest who have successfully referred at least three (3) eligible fellow students to join the Contest can receive a USB wireless charging mouse pad. Each fellow student can only be referred by one (1) participant. Referee must submit his/her referrer’s personal information on the online application;
  • Photos should be taken overseas while on semester exchange programmes, or during overseas internships, service learning or study tours in 2019/20.
 
Video Category
  • Each participant can submit up to two (2) videos;
  • Submit the video(s) online by uploading it/them to YouTube / Vimeo / Google Drive or other online platforms;
  • Video in mp4 format, 1 minute or less, and in 720p or above;
  • For Most-liked Video Award: upload video(s) to Instagram and hashtag #hkbubusinessschool AND #GoAbroadPhotoVideoContest, please make sure the entries are publicly accessible on Instagram;
  • For Buddy Referral Scheme: participants of this Go Abroad Photo and Video Contest who have successfully referred at least three (3) eligible fellow students to join the Contest can receive a USB wireless charging mouse pad. Each fellow student can only be referred by one (1) participant. Referee must submit his/her referrer’s personal information on the online application;
  • Stock music must be copyright free, i.e. pop-songs cannot be used as background music;
  • Videos should capture the experiences on semester exchange programmes, or during overseas internships, service learning or study tours in 2019/20.

All entries should capture the experience of going abroad in 2019/20, and could include but not limited to unique class experiences, cultural events, hangouts with friends, the city you live in etc.

How to win?

Panel of judges will select the winning entries based on:

  • Adherence to Theme and Inspirational Power (greater weighting)
    • Do the photos or videos fully represent students’ living abroad experience?
    • Do the photos or videos create an impact on the viewers to arouse their interest to go aboard?
  • Technical Execution and Aesthetic Quality
  • Creativity and Originality
Additional bonus points will be added if the entry includes you (the participant) and/or your friends.

Important Dates

  • 13 September 2020: Submission deadline
  • 5 October 2020 noon: Cut-off date and time for the Most-liked Photo/Video Awards
  • 6 October 2020: Result announcement

Rules & Regulations

  • A panel of judges will choose the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up based on the judging criteria including “adherence to theme and inspirational power”, “technical execution and aesthetic quality” as well as “creativity and originality”. All decisions of the judges are final.
  • All awarded photos and videos should at least reach the passing score (average score of 50 or above, out of 100, from all judges). HKBU School of Business reserves the right to cancel any award(s) for the entries scored below the passing scores.
  • The Most-liked Photo/Video Awards will be based on the number of “likes” on Instagram with hashtag #hkbubusinessschool AND #GoAbroadPhotoVideoContest by the cutoff date and time (5 October 2020 noon), and the entries must be publicly accessible on Instagram.
  • For the Buddy Referral Scheme, participants of this Go Abroad Photo and Video Contest who have successfully referred at least three (3) eligible fellow students to join the Contest can receive a USB wireless charging mouse pad. Each fellow student can only be referred by one (1) participant. Referee must submit his/her referrer’s personal information on the online application.
  • Submitted photos and videos could include basic digital image retouching, e.g. white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation.
  • Participants who violated any one of the below rules would be disqualified:
    • Entries must be original works by the participants during overseas experience in 2019/20, and have not won any prizes in other competitions.
    • Entries should have no violation of copyright and/or trademark infringement rights.
    • All information provided with the entries must be true and accurate.
    • Submitted photos and/or videos should not be altered to reflect a different reality.
    • Entries must be appropriate for the University. No profanity, vulgar lyrics, nudity, violence, pyrotechnics, open flames or any other dangerous additions for all entries.
    • No alcohol, tobacco and drug advertisements are to be shown in the photo/video.
    • No advertising is allowed to generate “likes” for the Most-liked Photo/Video Awards.
  • By submitting the online application form, all participants acknowledge that they have read through the contest Rules & Regulations and agree to automatically grant the permission to the HKBU School of Business and its successors on the usage of their photos and/or videos submitted, as well as printing their names and studying programmes for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes.
  • Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the HKBU School of Business.

Past winners

2019
Champion - Photo

Beautiful Switzerland in Grindelwald, Switzerland

by Sam LEE

The most beautiful landscape I have ever seen.

Champion - Video

One Second Every Day

by Madiya ZHOLDANOVA

Click to view all winning entries of the 2019 Contest.

2018
Champion - Photo

A Hiking-learning Journey in Trolltunga, Norway

by LAU Tracy Chi Kee

A 14-hour hike in one day, -20 degree-weather, and 40 mph winds. I was excited when I made it and met new friends in this unforgettable journey.

Champion - Video

Learning Outside the Classroom

by HUNG Yan Yee

Click to view all winning entries of the 2018 Contest.

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