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Results of contests to promote "Healthy Information, Healthy Mind"
     The Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) today (May 6) awarded prizes of the 2016 Healthy Mobile Phone/Tablet Apps Contest and the 2016 Meritorious Websites Contest, and announced the results of the 8th Healthy Internet Video Contest. These programmes sought to promote the message of "Healthy Information, Healthy Mind" and advise youngsters to stay away from objectionable information.

     The Healthy Mobile Phone/Tablet Apps Nomination Programme has been held five times since 2011. This year, public voting has been added to the programme, which aims to encourage the use of apps with healthy, practical and educational content. A total of 254 app nominations were received and more than 4 600 participants cast their votes. After assessing the apps against the assessment criteria including promotion of the development of a healthy mind, educational value, practicality and creativity, the judging panel selected the following 10 winning apps:

1. Idiom Dictionary (Free Version)
2. Oxford Dictionary of English
3. My Library
4. DayDayCook
5. FarFaria Children's Storybooks
6. MyObservatory
7. Google Translate
8. Duolingo
9. Red Cross First Aid App
10. 7 Minute Workout
     The Meritorious Websites Contest was first held in 2000 and has entered its 17th year. The theme of the programme is "Surf Smartly and Spend Time Wisely". The programme seeks to encourage website producers to develop healthy websites for young people. A total of 199 nominations were received and more than 12 000 participants cast their votes. The 10 winners of the 2016 Meritorious Websites Contest, which cover a wide range of topics such as language learning, education, environmental protection and museum information, are as follows:

1. WWF Hong Kong
2. HKEdCity
3. Hong Kong Science Museum
4. Go Go Japan
5. Yahoo!
6. Cambridge Dictionary
7. Hong Kong Museum of History
8. BBC Learning English
9. Eco-Education & Resources Centre
10. NetEase Open Course

     Details of the winning apps and websites are available at www.merit.gov.hk.

     The 8th Healthy Internet Video Contest was co-organised by OFNAA and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The programme aimed to encourage healthy and responsible online behaviour among youngsters and to advise them to stay away from harmful online materials. 

     A total of 59 entries (comprising 34 school entries and 25 public entries) competed for the awards of Best Video, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor/Actress and Best Visual Effects. The winning entries for Best Video selected by an adjudication panel are as follows:

Champion: In My Utopia
First Runner-up: <17 1/2> III Final Episode - Secret Space
Second Runner-up: Give me a "Like", please!

     Members of the public may visit healthyvideo.m21.hk to view the winning entries.
Ends/Saturday, May 6, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:30
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