Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), subvented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, with Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd being the Title Sponsor, Samsung 57th Festival of Sport (Samsung 57th FOS) “Sport for All” Photo Contest Awards Presentation Ceremony was held at Olympic House today (4 September 2014), bringing to a successful conclusion of the Samsung 57th FOS.
The Federation was honoured to have invited Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH, Chairman of the Samsung 57th FOS Organizing Committee to officiate at the Ceremony, with Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. as one of the honourable guests to present the prizes to the awardees.
Between March to June 2014, the Federation and 63 Sports Associations had organized around 80 sports events in various districts of Hong Kong, encouraging Hong Kong citizens for active participation in sports and thus maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With the positive feedback on the Photo Contest in the past two years, the contest was organized again, aiming to further promote sports culture, enhance the public awareness and participation of the FOS by capturing every exciting moment of the Festival.
The Federation received 329 valid photo entries for the photo contest. As in the past two years, there were nine awards which were divided into two categories: “Professional Awards” and “My Favorite Photos Awards”. For the “Professional Awards”, the photo entries were reviewed by a Judging Panel including Miss Olivia CHAN Yeuk Oi, JP, Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee, Ed. D, Member of Samsung 57th FOS Organizing Committee and Mr. POON Chi Nam, Committee Member of Hong Kong Sports Press Association Limited. For “My Favorite Photos Awards”, top three photo entries with the most votes in the online public voting would win prizes accordingly.
The results of the contest were announced in the Ceremony and winners received their prizes. The results together with the winning photos were also uploaded onto the event website http://fos.hkolympic.org/site/results. And the results of the “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw” will be announced on 5 September 2014 at the FOS official website http://fos.hkolympic.org/ , Ming Pao and South China Morning Post. (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 43279, 43280)
The Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Title Sponsor, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd for its staunch support to FOS by offering the cash and Samsung products as prizes to all the awardees and winners of the “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw” and; the Official Partner, Korean Air in offering round trip air tickets between Hong Kong and Seoul as prizes to two winners of the “Online Public Voting Lucky Draw”; last but not least, Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their funding support to the Samsung 57th Festival of Sport.