• Green Building Photo and Microfilm Contest Award Ceremony Concludes

    15 October 2014

    Hong Kong, 20 September 2014 ─ Green Building Photo and Microfilm Contest drew to a close today with a grand award ceremony at Times Square, Causeway Bay.

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    Jointly organised by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the event also marked the finale of the Hong Kong Green Building Week 2014 (HKGBW 2014). Themed “Integrating green buildings with our living environment”, the contest invited the general public and secondary school students to capture still images and microfilm stories that outstanding winners are selected from more than 500 submissions.

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    Guests at the award ceremony and winners of the microfilm contest posed for a group photo

    The Green Building Photo and Microfilm Contest invited submissions from secondary school students and the public between July and August for photos and videos taken at designated green buildings accredited with Platinum rating of BEAM Plus and HK-BEAM dotted around the city. Participants were encouraged to capture the aesthetic value of green buildings through their lenses with creativity, thus appreciating their design and contributions of the building sector to sustainability. The contest was well-received, with over 500 submissions collected over the two-month submission period. The judging panel comprising representatives from the CIC and HKGBC, along with members of The Photographic Society of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and Junior Achievement Hong Kong selected the champion and runners-up of the contest, while the microfilm contest introduced an online voting system for netizens to choose their favourite entry.

    Champion of the photo contest went to “Green Building at Island East” (translation of 《綠建港島東》) by Ms Nancy LAU. The image captured a joyful moment when a father and son taking photo together against the backdrop of the Hong Kong BEAM 4/04 Platinum-accredited One Island East surrounded by lush greenery. Microfilm “Happy Shooting” (translation of 《開心攝影》), a humorous monologue about a secondary school student caught up in a romance, was selected as champion team of the microfilm contest. The microfilm features scenes at local green buildings including ZCB, Kai Ching Estate and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

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    Mr LEUNG Koon-kee, JP, Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government (first right) and Ir Conrad WONG Tin-cheung, BBS, JP, Chairman of the HKGBC (first left) with Green Building Photo Contest Champion.

    “We are delighted with the enthusiastic participation of the public and younger generation in this contest,” said Ir LEE Shing-see, GBS, OBE, JP, Chairman of the CIC. “It’s particularly encouraging to know that we’ve found a way to make learning about green buildings fun. CIC is dedicated to promoting sustainable building and community. With this contest, we aim to contribute to a greener lifestyle by arousing their awareness towards the many green buildings in our city”

    “The Green Building Photo and Microfilm Contest could not be a success without the support of our partners including The Photographic Society of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong 2

    Federation of Youth Groups and Junior Achievement Hong Kong, and I am grateful to them,” said Ir Conrad WONG Tin-cheung, Chairman of the HKGBC. “The topic selection, creativity and shooting skills of the winning entries showed the participants have captured the synergy between green buildings and the living environment perfectly. I’m confident that the contest has increased public awareness of Hong Kong green buildings and thereby supported the work of the CIC and HKGBC as well as the industry in helping Hong Kong to become a low carbon city.”

    An exhibition showcasing the winning entries of each category of the Green Building Photo and Microfilm Contest is now running at Times Square, Causeway Bay until 21 September and the exhibition is open to the public.

    Winning entries are also available at the HKGBC official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hkgreenbuildingcouncil.For the details of the programme and other Hong Kong Green Building Week programmes, please visit the programme website: www.hkgbc.org.hk/HKGreenBuildingWeek2014.

     

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