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Fresh Takes on Nature - The Second Moving Images Competition for Secondary Students in Hong Kong starts enrolment

     The Government Youth Portal,, is organising Fresh Takes on Nature - The Second Moving Images Competition for Secondary Students in Hong Kong to increase awareness and knowledge of environmental protection, sustainable development, low-carbon living and other environmental issues in Hong Kong among young people. Open to all secondary students, the competition aims to encourage creativity and broaden horizons on environmental issues. Interested parties can download the application form from the website now (March 6) and submit the completed form with their entry by post.

     The competition focuses on four topics: "Green Campus", "Sustainable Urbanisation", "Low Carbon Living Style" and "My Green Story". Participants are required to submit moving images (short video clips, which can include photographs and animations) not exceeding three minutes to tell stories about green changes around them. The winning team will receive fascinating prizes which include folding bicycles, book coupons and a Cycling Eco-tour. The champion, first runner-up and second runner-up will get the chance to produce videos on environmental conservation with a professional crew for public screening.

     The deadline for submission of entries is May 10. The first 100 applicants to enrol before March 31 and submit their entries before the submission deadline will be invited to join the Cycling Eco-tour in July. This will be a valuable chance to learn more about the local cultures and green topics in Hong Kong.

     Details of Fresh Takes on Nature - The Second Moving Images Competition for Secondary Students in Hong Kong being organised by are as follows:

Event dates: From now until May 10
Target: Secondary students in Hong Kong
Awards: Champion, first runner-up, second runner-up, certificates of merit and most "likes" from the Facebook community (18 prizes in total)
Special prize: Enrol before March 31 to win a Cycling Eco-tour, on a first-come, first-served basis*
Enrolment: Please refer to the website
* Applicable to the first 100 applicants who enrol and submit their entries before the submission deadline. is a one-stop portal that provides online services for young people aged between 15 and 24. It was launched in 2007 and is contributed to by about 40 Hong Kong Government departments/bureaux and more than 150 related organisations. works for the benefit of young people. It aims to help them establish close contact with mainstream society and support them in living a healthy and happy life. It is hoped that young people, parents, students, teachers and those who care to visit will all benefit from, and enjoy, the portal. has launched Freshtube, a green video channel that is organising the Fresh Takes on Nature moving images competition to promote environmental information and encourage creativity among young people. Freshtube collects short films and videos produced by individuals or groups of young people. It aims to provide a channel for showcasing youths' creativity and deepen their understanding of Hong Kong's environmental resources and natural heritage, provoking discussion and contemplation of our environmental issues.

Ends/Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:10


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