"Key to the Future" Short Video Competition promotes rule of law (with photos)

     The "Key to the Future" Short Video Competition Award Presentation Ceremony organised by the Department of Justice (DoJ) was successfully held today (May 7). It is the first short video competition designated for secondary students in the "Rule of Law Enlightenment" Programme under the DoJ's "Vision 2030 for Rule of Law" initiative.
     Addressing the award presentation ceremony for the competition, the Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, said that, "Through the competition, we hope that students would be enlightened to share their thoughts on the meaning of the rule of law from different perspectives, with a view to strengthening the proper understanding and practice of the rule of law."
     Renowned director Dante Lam, one of the judges of the competition, presented prizes to the winners at the ceremony as a special guest and shared his filmmaking experience with the participants. Other prize presenters included the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung; the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung; the Commissioner of Police, Mr Raymond Siu; and the President of the Hong Kong Association of Youth Development, Ms Lisa Lau.
     The competition received an encouraging response of 70 video entries. Most video entries focused on the law-abiding spirit, showing that the students are aware of the utmost importance of lawabiding for the rule of law in a society. Through making a three-minute short video, participants demonstrated their creativity to promote the rule of law and shared their thoughts on the future development of the rule of law.
     The "Rule of Law Enlightenment" Programme was launched in August last year to nurture and enhance the rule of law awareness among the youth. School talks and "Rule of Law Journey" have been arranged to share with schools topics including the understanding of the rule of law, the Constitution and the Basic Law, as well as the basic concepts of national security. The "Key to the Future" Short Video Competition is one of the highlights in this school term under the Programme. The DoJ will continue to roll out different activities for schools and students to put into practice the department’s motto "Rule of Law and Justice for All".
     The award presentation today was held in hybrid mode. Please visit the dedicated webpage of the "Key to the Future" for the list of winners.

Ends/Saturday, May 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 12:47