How to enter
About the Competition

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged according to their originality, creativity, skill and artistic merit. Adherence to the theme “Museum and the City” will be a bonus.

Panel of Adjudicators

  • The Panel comprises renowned art professionals in Hong Kong:
  • Mr. Kurt Chan Yuk Keung - Renowned Art Educator
  • Ms. Susanna Chung - Head of Learning and Participation, Asia Art Archive
  • Mr. Thomas Dang Vu - Director of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong
  • Dr. Ho Siu Kee - Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Kan Tai Keung - Renowned Artist
  • Mr. Mok Yat San - Renowned Artist
  • Ms. Annie Wan Lai Kuen - Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Ms. Apo Wu Pui Shan - Curator (Learning and International Programmes), Hong Kong Museum of Art

About Hong Kong Museum of Art

The coastline of Victoria Harbour has been constantly changing over half of the century. While scenery on both sides of the Harbour looks drastically different from the past, the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) and The Wharf Group’s Harbour City have nestled side by side in a prime location of Tsim Sha Tsui for nearly 30 years. The newly renovated Museum will reopen this November for continuing promotion of arts and cultural heritage. With the aims to further promote art in Hong Kong and to celebrate the reopening of the HKMoA, “Museum and the City” will be the theme of “The Wharf Hong Kong Secondary School Art Competition 2019-20”. This programme is supported by the HKMoA.

Established in 1962, HKMoA is the first public art museum in the city, now custodian of an art collection of over 17,000 items, representing the unique cultural legacy of Hong Kong's connection across the globe. By curating a wide world of contrasts, from old to new, Chinese to Western, local to international, with a Hong Kong viewpoint, the Museum aspires to refreshing ways of looking at tradition and making art relevant to everyone, creating new experiences and understanding.

The Wharf Young Art Ambassadors

All entrants of the Competition are eligible for enrolment as a member of “The Wharf Young Art Ambassadors” scheme (“Scheme”) by completing the Declaration under Part D of the Entry Form, through which The Wharf Group and/or its partnering organisations will organise art related activities for members of the Scheme.

Submission Deadline

The Competition's entry submission is set to close on 20 March 2020, 6pm Hong Kong time.
Please feel free to contact us if you encounter any difficulties when applying to enter the Competition. We will try our best to assist and/or deal with particular situations as appropriate.


Entry to the Competition is open to all Form 1 to Form 6 full-time students in Hong Kong for School Year 2019-2020. Employees of Wheelock and Company Limited, The Wharf Group and its subsidiaries and HKMoA, and their immediate family members or relatives are prohibited from enrolling in this Competition.


Entrants can join the Painting Category and Sculpture Category independently or concurrently.


Entrants are free to create on any theme. This year, all entrants will at the same time compete for a special award based on the theme “Museum and the City” in addition to the regular competition awards. All entries are subject to the themes covered by sub-clause 2(ii) in the Terms and Conditions.
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