Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest

Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest 2023/24

The HKBU School of Business believes that “Exchange isn’t a year in your life; it’s a life in a year”. The Go Abroad experience offers participants abundance opportunities for personal and professional enrichment. Thus, the 8th Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest is now launched for students to share their unique and precious GO ABROAD stories. All HKBU School of Business students going abroad between September 2023 and August 2024 are eligible to join.

 

Submit your entry by 10 Sept 2024 Tuesday at 11:59PM to win a cash prize up to HK$4,100!

Go Aboard Photo & Video Contest

Who can join?

All HKBU School of Business students joining the semester or summer exchange programmes, as well as overseas internships, service learning or study tours between September 2023 and August 2024 are eligible to participate.


What are the prizes?

 
Photo Category
 
  • Champion: HK$1,800 in cash
  • 1st runner-up: HK$1,000 in cash
  • 2nd runner-up: HK$500 in cash
  • Merit Award (Up to 7 awards): HK$100 in cash
 
Video Category
 
  • Champion: HK$2,300 in cash
  • 1st runner-up: HK$1,500 in cash
  • 2nd runner-up: HK$800 in cash
  • Merit Award (Up to 4 awards): HK$400 in cash

How to join?

Participants have to complete and submit an online registration form on or before 10 September 2024 Tuesday at 11:59PM.


How to win?

A panel of judges will select the winners of each category according to the following criteria:

  • Representation of Studying and Living Abroad Experience (40%)
  • Aesthetic Impression and Technical Execution (40%) such as lighting, colour balance, focus, sharpness, etc 
  • Creativity (20%)
BONUS POINTS will be given to entries that include the applicant and/ or his/ her friends.

Apply Now
 

Rules and Regulations

Photo Category
  • Each participant has to submit ONE photo via the online registration form on or before 10 September 2024 Tuesday at 11:59PM.
  • The submitted photo must be in JPG format with minimum size of 1.5MB and at least 2,000 pixels wide.
  • Entries must be taken overseas while on the semester or summer exchange programmes, as well as during overseas internships, service learning or study tours between September 2023 and August 2024.
  • Entries should capture the experience of going overseas such as unique class experience, campus life, cultural event, gathering with friends, the city the participants stayed in, etc.
  • Entries must be original works by participants that have not won any prizes in any other competitions.
  • Entries should not violate any privacy, copyright and/ or trademark infringement rights.
  • All information provided by the participants must be true and accurate.
  • The submitted photo can include basic digital image retouching such as white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, etc. However, the image should not be altered to reflect a different reality.
  • Participants who violate any of the above-mentioned rules will be disqualified.
  • Upon submitting the application form, participants acknowledge that they agree to grant the permission to the Event Organiser and its successors on the usage of their photos for advertising and publicity purposes.
  • Winners will be notified individually by email on 10 October 2024 Thursday and the award-winning photos will be exhibited on the event website, HKBU Hive Club’s Instagram and at the Li Promenade, Shaw Campus.
  • Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser.
Video Category
  • Each participant has to submit ONE video via the online registration form on or before 10 September 2024 Tuesday at 11:59PM.
  • The video must be in mp4 format and within 1 minute.
  • The video submitted should be uploaded to YouTube, Google Drive, BiliBili or other video streaming websites. Participants must make sure that the submitted video can be viewed publicly throughout the Contest period.
  • Entries must be shot overseas while on the semester or summer exchange programmes, as well as during overseas internships, service learning or study tours between September 2023 and August 2024.
  • Entries should capture the experience of going overseas such as unique class experience, campus life, cultural event, gathering with friends, the city the participants stayed in, etc.
  • Entries must be original works by participants that have not won any prizes in any other competitions.
  • Entries should not violate any privacy, copyright and/ or trademark infringement rights.
  • Stock music must be copyright free.
  • All information provided by the participants must be true and accurate.
  • Participants who violate any of the above-mentioned rules will be disqualified.
  • Upon submitting the application form, participants acknowledge that they agree to grant the permission to the Event Organiser and its successors on the usage of their videos for advertising and publicity purposes.
  • Winners will be notified individually by email on 10 October 2024 Thursday and the award-winning videos will be exhibited on the event website, HKBU Hive Club’s Instagram and campus TVs.
  • Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser.

Apply Now
 

Important Dates

  • 10 September 2024 Tuesday at 11:59PM: Submission deadline
  • 10 October 2024 Thursday: Result announcement

Enquiries

Global Engagement Section, HKBU School of Business
 

Winning Entries in AY2022-23

 
A. Video Category
 

Champion

Awardee: NG Chin Pang Jacky, BBA-AECON

YOLO What are You Waiting for?

Exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you do not want to miss. I'm so excited to share with you my wonderful memories in Sweden. REMEMBER, you only live once, so what are you waiting for?

1st Runner-up

 
Awardee: CHOW Yan Wing, BBA-MKT

Memoirs of My North America's Odyssey

This video presents my most impressive journey including North America's landscapes and different cities during the summer exchange period. From California to New York City and the serene beauty of Canadian wilderness, it captures the essence of adventure, diversity, and wonder in this captivating continent.

1st Runner-up

 
Awardee: HE Lewei, BBA-FIN

Life is a Journey

After all, life is a journey. It's our enthusiasm and thirst for exploration that made this journey worth every step.

Other Outstanding Video Entries

Merit

 

 
Awardee: CHONG, Wing Shan, BBA-AECON

Recap of My Exchange Study

This video is a flashback of my fruitful exchange study experience in Finland, recording the fantastic moments and academic and personal growth I encountered during my study abroad.

Most-liked Video @ Instagram Award

 
Awardee: Odudu Victor UDOH, MScBM

How HKBU Study Abroad Program Changed My Life

During the business field trip in Germany, and the summer exchange programme in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, I received coaching from senior executives of global companies while enjoying exciting activities like bowling, paddling, swimming, and learning about football history. What an incredible learning experience and the happiest memories I have ever had!

 
 
 
B. Photo Category
 

Champion

Awardee:Pranav KHETAN, BBA-FIN

Spring Break in Mexico

This is one of my favorite memories from my exchange programme at UC Berkeley. The week-long spring break in Mexico was a gateway to lots of parties, spicy drinks & food, and obviously endless blue water!

1st Runner-Up And Most-liked Photo @Instagram Award

Awardee:Odudu Victor UDOH, MScBM

Forging Friendships beyond Borders during Summer Exchange

Three students from three nations, Nigeria, Thailand and mainland China, were learning about the rich history of Great Britain while soaking in the beauty of nature and building friendships that transcended cultural barriers and ideological boundaries. They crossed borders, bridged time, and drank on the historical inexhaustible reservoir at Lake District, Liverpool.

2nd Runner-up

Awardee: LEE Ka Yan, BBA-ACCT

Best People with the Best Lake in the World

This was my first trip after going on the exchange. I did not expect to meet so many good girls from other universities in Hong Kong. Destiny brought us to a small city in the Netherlands, then we explored the world together. The lake view in Hallstatt is magnificent and it is embedded in my mind to be part of the unforgettable memory in my exchange life. I will never forget how stunning it was, like I was in heaven.

 

Other Outstanding Photo Entries

Merit

Awardee: TSUI Nga On, BBA-MKT

Toripolliisi Statue in Oulu

This is a fat police statue, the most significant spot in the city centre of Oulu, Finland.

Merit

Awardee: WONG Shing Chin, BBA-MKT

Jump into the Sky

Jumping from 4,000m high is an unforgettable memory as well as an amazing experience once in a lifetime!

Merit

Awardee: CHONG Wing Shan, BBA-AECON

Arctic Wonderland: A Lapland Adventure

What a fantastic day of adventure in Lapland with my friends! We joined a day tour that took us to a deer farm, went on a husky sled ride, and rode snowmobiles through the breathtaking winter landscape. This photo captured a moment of us sharing this memorable experience together in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Merit

Awardee: CHOW Yan Wing, BBA-MKT

Embarking on Antelope's Mystical Path

Looking up from Antelope Canyon was really magnificent as it looked different from every angle and light shaft. Shaped by millions of years of water and wind erosion, the Antelope Canyon, Arizona’s breathtaking natural beauty impressed me a lot!

Merit

Awardee: HO Tsz Wai, BBA-MKT

Stargazing in Egypt

Stargazing with people from different countries in the Black and White Desert.

Merit

Awardee: HE Lewei, BBA-FIN

The day before Xmas

After concluding my exchange journey in Denmark, my friends and I embarked on a delightful adventure, exploring the scenic southern coast of France. It was an experience filled with excitement and joy, truly living life to the fullest!

Merit

Awardee: YAM Ho Yin, BBA-FIN

Moraine Lake, a Glacially Fed Lake in Banff National Park

Moraine Lake is a place I saw in a postcard as a child, and it was a dream of mine to see in person. This year, that dream became a reality, thanks to my exchange opportunity. I am grateful to have a chance to visit there and capture a meaningful photo, fulfilling one of my life's must-do's.

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