Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest

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 6th 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 in AY2021 - 2022 are welcome.

Submit your entry to win a prize worth up to HK$2,700!

Application deadline: 5 September 2022 Monday at 11:59PM

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 2021 and August 2022 are eligible to join.

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
  • Most-liked Photo Award: HK$300 in cash (The photo entry with the most “likes” on Instagram by 26 September 2022 at 3PM)
  • Merit Award (Up to 7 awards): HK$200 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
  • Most-liked Video Award: HK$400 in cash (The video entry with the most “likes” on Instagram by 26 September 2022 at 3PM)
  • Merit Award (Up to 4 awards): HK$300 in cash

How to join?

Participants have to complete and submit an online application form on or before 5 September 2022 Monday at 11:59PM.

How to win?

A panel of judges will select the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of each category according to the following criteria:

  • Representation of Studying and Living Abroad Experience (40%)
  • Technical Execution: Lighting, Colour Balance, Focus, Sharpness (20%)
  • Creativity (20%)
  • Aesthetic Impression (20%)
BONUS POINTS will be given to the entries that include the applicant and/or his/her friends.

For the Most-liked Photo / Video Award, the appraising criteria will be based on the total number of “likes” of each entry shown on BBA's Instagram channel (hkbu.bba) by 26 September 2022 Monday at 3PM.

Rules & Regulations

Photo Category
  • Each participant can submit up to two photos via the online registration form on or before 5 September 2022 Monday at 11:59PM.
  • The submitted photo(s) must be in JPG format with minimum size of 1.5MB and at least 2,000 pixels wide.
  • All the entries of "Most-liked Photo" Award will be published at the BBA’s Instagram channel and tagged participants’ Instagram accounts on 6 September 2022.  The total no. of "likes" of each entry will be amassed by the Event Organiser at 3PM on 26 September 2022.  Thus, joining the “Most-liked Photo” Award, participants should provide their Instagram accounts to the Event Organiser and invite friends to like their entries during the given period.
  • Buying “likes” is strictly prohibited for the “Most-liked Photo Award”.
  • 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 2021 and August 2022.
  • Entries should capture the experience of going overseas such as unique class experience, campus life, cultural event, gathering with friends, the city the participants live in, etc.
  • Entries must be original works by the 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.
  • Submitted photo(s) 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 3 October 2022 and the winning photos will be exhibited on the event website 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 can submit up to 2 video links via the online registration form on or before 5 September 2022 Monday at 11:59PM.
  • The video(s) must be in mp4 format and within 1.5 minutes.
  • The video(s) submitted should be uploaded to YouTube, Google Drive, BiliBili or other video streaming websites.  Participants must make sure that the submitted video(s) can be viewed publicly throughout the contest period.
  • All the entries of "Most-liked Video" Award will be published at the BBA’s Instagram channel and tagged participants’ Instagram accounts on 6 September 2022.  The total no. of "likes" of each entry will be amassed by the Event Organiser at 3PM on 26 September 2022.  Thus, joining the “Most-liked Video” Award, participants should provide their Instagram accounts to the Event Organiser and invite friends to like their entries during the given period. 
    Participants should provide a revised 1-min or less video to the Event Organiser if the duration of the original submitted video is longer than 1 min.  
  • Buying “likes” is strictly prohibited for the “Most-liked Video Award”.
  • 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 2021 and August 2022.
  • Entries should capture the experience of going overseas such as unique class experience, campus life, cultural event, gathering with friends, the city the participants live in, etc.
  • Entries must be original works by the 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 3 October 2022 and the winning videos will be exhibited on the event website and/or campus TVs. 
  • Rules and Regulations are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser.

Important Dates

  • 5 September 2022 at 11:59PM: Submission deadline
  • 26 September 2022 at 3PM: Cut-off date and time for the Most-liked Photo and Video Awards
  • 3 October 2022: Result announcement

Winning Entries of the Previous Contests

Go Abroad Photo & Video Contest 2020
 
 
Video Category

Champion

Once in a Lifetime

by Alison Siu Yan NGAN

This journey was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. I had captured the most amazing memories and truly unforgettable moments with lots of incredible people in this video. There were both ups and downs in the exchange journey which has been the most amazing experience in my life until now. Life is short. Live to the fullest.

1st Runner-up

Road Trip!

by Sharen Yan Yau FUNG

This video is a flashback of our exchange journey!

2nd Runner-up

5 and Another Million Things I Got from Exchange

by Dana NAKHIPOVA

In this video, I am sharing the 5 major things (and a million other) that I got from my exchange year in California.

 
 
Photo Category

Champion

Frozen in Kiruna, Sweden

by Mike Yui Ming LI

We joined a camp for 3 days and tried many activities, such as skiing and fishing, in the snow. It was so cold that everything was frozen - there was nothing better than drinking a cup of hot chocolate!

1st Runner-up

Getting Out from the Cave in South Coast, Iceland

by Sander Shun Tuen CHAIR

It is a natural ice cave located in Vatnajökull glacier, South Coast of Iceland. I was surrounded by natural blue ice and viewed the glacier and the sunset from inside. This made my exchange experience unforgettable. The shape of the ice cave changes year by year.

2nd Runner-up

Unity Power! in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

by Yerbol ABDIKHALIL

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much, as they say!

Other Outstanding Photo Entries

Merit

Little Houses in the Big World in Santorini, Greece

by Isaac Wai Chung TSANG

Watching the best sunset on a cliff, with cave houses under my feet. It is the most perfect moment during the exchange trip.

Merit

Berlin Wall? in Berlin, Germany

by Khai Ching LAU

Do you know that the Berlin Wall isn’t just wall? There are gates too! A candid shot while I was visiting the east side gallery in Berlin.

Merit

Remarkable Stones for Time in Salisbury, England

by Alice Wing Ki TSOI

An unforgettable cultural trip to the Stonehenge

Merit

My First Time in Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður, Iceland

by Estella Hiu Kei TSANG

It was my first time to do glacier hiking. This was definitely an unforgettable experience in my exchange journey!

Merit

Cherry Blossoms, Picnic and Sunset in Vancouver, Canada

by Ching Yi YIP

This photo was taken when my friends and I were having a picnic in the Burnaby Mountain Park. This magical moment sparkled when the sunlight glowed on the edge of the cherry blossoms.

Merit

Celebrities Hunt in Los Angeles in California, USA

by Aziz ZHUNIS

Cycling in Los Angeles and trying to spot celebrities since it is the most popular place where you can meet and chat with celebrities while they are running or cycling.

Merit

A Spectacular View in Spain in Seville, Spain

by Vincy Cho Wing HO

Plaza de Espana is the most beautiful plaza that I have ever been to in my life. The bridges, river, fountain and the architecture perfectly match with each other. I enjoyed the nice atmosphere and the dance performance there.

 

Enquiries

Internationalisation Section, HKBU School of Business
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