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Hong Kong Outstanding IT Student Awards 2005

Our objective

is to recognize individual aspiration and achievement of students contributing to IT development in Hong Kong; to explore potential roles of students as stakeholders in IT education, and to promote the use of IT in everyday life.

Who can participate?

  • All full-time secondary school students are encouraged to join the competition.
  • Participants should have good track records in making a positive contribution to promoting the use of IT in their schools.
  • Emphasis would also be given to candidates’ participation in IT-related activities/events/competitions.
  • This is an inter-school competition, but more than one candidate can represent each school.


Completed application forms should reach the Organizer by 3 July 2005. Application can be done by post [Address: PO Box No. 73945, Kowloon Central Post Office. Please mark “2005 Hong Kong Outstanding IT Students Award” on the envelope cover.] or email to


First round

Candidates are required to submit an essay covering one of the following topics with not more than 1200 words in either English or Chinese.

Topic 1:
How can IT in communications help students learn effectively in secondary schools?

Examples of areas to write about:

  • What kind of equipment/systems should be installed? (Hardware platform)
  • What are the roles of the teaching staff/computer administrators/students?
  • How to make a sound financial investment of IT in communications?
  • How to enhance IT-based interactive teaching and learning for students, teachers and school administration?

Topic 2:
Suggestions on measures of the mass media to promote IT education in Hong Kong

Examples of areas to write about:

  • Comments or suggestions on current plans of IT education in Hong Kong
  • What roles should the mass media take?
  • How could the mass media better utilize its resources for IT education?
  • What activities/events could be highlighted?
  • How can lifetime learning in IT be achieved?

A self-introduction profile on the candidate’s achievements in IT and computer-related areas is also needed upon application.


  • Short listed candidates will be invited to interviews in which they will have the opportunities to express their views, opinions and visions on IT-related issues.

The best 10 will be chosen for the final round.


- Around 18 August 2005

Each finalist will participate in a discussion/presentation during a forum in which issues on IT education considered.

Assessment Criteria

The judging panel consists of respected personalities in the IT and educational sectors. The following criteria will be assessed:

  • Contribution to the advancement of IT development and education in school (e.g., participation, promotion, organizing events and programs)
  • Participation in inter-school events/competitions.
  • Skill-based IT proficiency (e.g., programming, system & tools utility, multimedia design & creation)
  • Aspiration and insight in IT-related aspects (Essay entries will be judged for their originality, creativity, insight and practicality).

How to participate?

  • Students interested to join the competition should complete the application form available either from their schools or from the official web site of the organizer at
  • Participants should obtain endorsement from relevant school teachers or administrators on their application forms.
  • Participants should submit the essay together with their self-introduction profile and necessary supporting documents with their application forms.
  • Detailed instructions will be found on the application form.

Fascinating prizes for winners!


Cash and Prize Award, Trophy, Certificate

1st Runner-up

Cash and Prize Award, Trophy, Certificate

2nd Runner-up

Cash and Prize Award, Trophy, Certificate

Distinctions (x2)

Prize Award, Trophy, Certificate

Certificates and software packages will be presented to all semi-finalists of the competition.

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