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Public invited to exhibition on HK Youth Cultural and Arts Competitions

     Members of the public are invited to view the winning entries of the 37th Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Arts Competitions at the Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery, Causeway Bay, from tomorrow (October 8) till October 10.

     The exhibition will display some 300 winning pieces from different categories of the competitions, including photography, painting, Chinese essay-writing, Chinese story-writing, Chinese calligraphy, slogan and poster design, couplets and Chinese poetry-writing.

     Local calligraphists and painters will give impromptu demonstrations at the exhibition on October 8 (4.45pm), October 9 (4pm) and October 10 (4pm). Visitors may have the chance to obtain the artworks as souvenirs.

     In addition, video clips showing speech contests, classical Chinese poetry and Putonghua recitation competitions will be shown at the venue.

     Sponsored by the Home Affairs Department, the competitions have been jointly organised by the Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Arts Competitions Committee and some 60 community organisations since 1975. They aim to promote youth interest and understanding in Chinese language, arts and culture, and to encourage young people to participate in healthy extra-curricular activities. This year's competitions attracted over 20,000 entrants in 17 categories.

     The exhibition will be open on October 8 (4pm to 8pm), October 9 (10am to 8pm) and October 10 (10am to 6pm).  

     Admission is free. Each visitor will receive a souvenir on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.

Ends/Sunday, October 7, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:01


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