• HBF Photo Competition Winning Photos Depict Concerns and Love for “Our Harbour”

    7 May 2013

    After three weeks of online voting and professional evaluation, winners of the “Our Harbour” Photo Competition organised by Harbour Business Forum (HBF), an initiative of Business Environment Council (BEC), were announced at the award presentation ceremony held on 2 May 2013 at Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

    Photo_2“Our Harbour” Photo Competition was held to communicate the many benefits and attractions of Victoria Harbour through engaging the public in showcasing the best of the Harbour by capturing its beauty and uniqueness.

    Photo_3Mrs Margaret Brooke, Best Practice Committee Chairman of HBF, remarked at the award presentation ceremony, “Victoria Harbour is an invaluable asset of Hong Kong. It is important for every one of us to make our harbour and the harbourfront areas a genuinely vibrant, accessible and sustainable world-class asset. The photo competition serves as a means to remind us the unique beauty of our harbour and the need to preserve this beauty and allow it to be shared and enjoyed by all members of the public.”

    Divided into three main groups, Open, School and Professional, the photo competition invited the public to vote online to select the winning entries for the first two groups, while entries of the Professional Group was evaluated by a judging panel formed by Mr Winston Chu, Chairman of Society for Protection of the Harbour; Mr Felix So, eminent professional photographer; and Mr Cheung King Ling, Picture Editor of Ming Pao Newspapers Limited.

    Photo_4When commenting on the entries of the Professional Group, Mr Winston Chu, Chairman of the Judging Panel, said “There are entries to this competition of a very outstanding performance, both in terms of photographic technique and aesthetic sense, as well as the ability to capture the beauty and uniqueness of Victoria Harbour.”

    Mrs Margaret Brooke said, “A picture speaks a thousand words. HBF is grateful for the efforts of all the participants in depicting their views, love and concerns for our harbour in their unique pictures. These winning photos will be open for sharing with the public at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, itself a very unique place for holding our award presentation ceremony and exhibition, for it bespeaks the value and heritage of our harbour, and provides a stunning view of our harbour for the public to appreciate.”

    All winning photos will be exhibited at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No 8, Central, Hong Kong from 2 to 20 May 2013. They are also available on the photo competition website (http://competition.victoriaharbour.hk).

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