Inter-Institution Edutainer Competition: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Funded by the Strategic Development Grant of the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, this competition aims to recruit contestants to produce a short English video aimed at raising awareness about one of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals in an educating and entertaining way:

 

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

 

The video should be in English, and it should be creative and impactful. Our adjudicators will rate each video based on:

1. the educational value and effectiveness of the content,

2. English proficiency (both spoken and written),

3. creativity, and

4. video presentation techniques (e.g., filming, editing, and visual effects)

 

There are three sessions for this competition:

 

1. Post-secondary Institutions

Maximum number of contestants per team: 4

Format: Flexible. The video should include not only your report on the issue, but also other creative and interesting presentations such as interviews, a short film, a song, and/or a poem. Please note that you need to include the English subtitles if the interview involves languages other than English.

Video length: around 15 minutes

 

2. Secondary Schools (S.4 to S.6)

Maximum number of contestants per team: 2

Format: Please produce a video about the summary of a selected issue, as well as your views and suggestions about it. You can provide some secondary research data in your presentation. Please express your ideas in a witty way instead of a boring PowerPoint presentation. Addition of the arts effect will receive an extra bonus.

Video length: around 10 minutes

 

3. Secondary Schools (S.1 to S.3)

Maximum number of contestants per team: 2

Format: Please create a digital story telling video that tells a story on a selected issue. The story should demonstrate the reasons and the impacts of the issue.

Video length: 5-10 minutes

 

The Adjudicators

§ Ms Benita Chick, CEO and Founder of Encompass HK, Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong.
§ Dr Annise Lam, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
§ Dr Holly Chung, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Associate Director of Institute for Youth Sustainability Development Leadership.

 

Prizes

§Each participant will receive a certificate of participation upon request. 

§Each finalists will be invited to an award presentation ceremony in May, where they will receive a certificate. Winners will receive the following cash prizes:

 

 

Post-secondary Institution Session

Secondary School
Session (S.1-S.3)

Secondary School
Session (S.4-S.6)

Champion

HK$5,000 per team

HK$3,000 per team

HK$3,000 per team

First-runner up

HK$3,000 per team

HK$2,000 per team

HK$2,000 per team

Second-runner up

HK$2,000 per team

HK$1,000 per team

HK$1,000 per team

Honourable Mention(s)

HK$1,000 per team

HK$500 per team

HK$500 per team

Audience Choice Award

HK$1,000 per team

HK$500 per team

HK$500 per team

 

Submission

§   Upload your video to Google Drive.

§   Open the access to “Anyone with the link”.  

§   Email the link to elc@hsu.edu.hk by 13 March 2023.

§   In the email, please also include your full name, name of affiliated institution and level (Year 1 or S1, etc.), as well as mobile phone number. Please indicate if you want to receive a certificate of participation.

 

       Note: Finalists will be informed in April individually by phone, and they will be invited to the Award Presentation Ceremony in May. Their videos will be uploaded onto YouTube for public voting in April and May.

 

       Should you have any enquires, please contact Ms. Ankie Chan at 3963 5696 or elc@hsu.edu.hk.

 

We have held two workshops for this competition. You can click here to view the workshop materials.

 

Exploring the United Nation

Sustainable Development Goals

Creating a Digital Story on United Nation

Sustainable Development Goals 

 

Date: 16 December 2022 (Friday)

Time: 18:30-19:30

Platform: Zoom

 

Speaker: Ms Benita Chick, CEO and Founder of Encompass HK, who offers training and consulting in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and diversity and inclusion to help alleviate some problems of inequality in Hong Kong and Asia. Ms. Benita Chick is also the Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong.

 

Date: 21 December 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 18:30-20:30

Platform: Zoom

 

Speaker: Dr Annise Lam, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

Dr Annise Lam is researching into the pedagogical potential of digital storytelling in cultivating students’ critical literacy through a reading and writing workshop.

 

Please register HERE at least 2 days before the workshop. We will send you an email of notification with Zoom ID and Password 1 day in advance.
Note: HSU students can receive iGPS or ECA/CS hours for attending the workshop.