Back to Our CountrySide Photo & Video Competition

Through a host of competitions and activities, the public will get the chance to explore Hong Kong’s remote countryside areas and experience the warmth in village life and befriend our natural environment. They can also discover and showcase the unique natural aspects of Hong Kong's countryside areas through the camera lens.


Details of the Photo and Short Video Competition are as follows:

In addition to fabulous prizes, winners of the ‘Retaining the Past’ Competition will have their works displayed in the ‘Future Captured’ Exhibition.

Photo Section:

Champion (1 place)First Runner-up (1 place)Second Runner-up (1 place)Merit Awards (4 places)Public’s Best Choice
(1 place)
School with the Most Participants (1 place)
Primary School CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$4,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,500 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$500 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and Certificate
Secondary School CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$6,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$2,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,500 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and Certificate
Open CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$8,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$3,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$2,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$1,500 and Certificate

Short Video Section:

Champion (1 place)First Runner-up (1 place)Second Runner-up (1 place)Merit Awards (4 places)Public’s Best Choice
(1 place)
School with the Most Participants (1 place)
Primary School CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$6,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$2,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$500 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and Certificate
Secondary School CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$8,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$3,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,500 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$1,000 and Certificate
Open CategoryEquivalent amount of HKD$10,000, special souvenir and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$5,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$2,000 and CertificateEquivalent amount of HKD$150Equivalent amount of HKD$1,500 and Certificate


Eligibility*#

Primary School Category: Holder of a valid primary school student card in Hong Kong​
Secondary School Category: Holder of a valid secondary school student card in Hong Kong
Open Category: Holder of a valid Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card


*Contestants can be enrolled as individuals in both Photo and Short Video Sections. He or she should enrol for either Primary School Category, Secondary School Category or Open Category only.

#Contestants can be enrolled as a team of no more than 5 people in Short Video Section. Each Contestant can be enrolled as an individual and a team at the same time.


Entries Submission:

Photo Competition:

Upload your entry to the campaign website (BackToOurCountryside.hk), fill in and submit the online enrolment form to complete the enrolment. If you are enrolled as a team in Short Video Section, please fill in all the required information and appoint a team representative when filling in the online enrolment form. Online enrolment form includes Personal data, Entry, Entry Title and description of the creative concept written in not more than 100 words in either Chinese or English.

Short Video Competition:

Contestants need to upload the video(s) to YouTube as “unlisted” and submit a valid YouTube link during online enrolment on the campaign website (BackToOurCountryside.hk).
Online enrolment form includes Personal data, Entry, Entry Title and description of the creative concept written in not more than 100 words in either Chinese or English.


Entry Guidelines:

  • Entries must be original photos or videos taken by the Contestants. Both photo and video entries are recommended to be taken in remote countryside areas in Hong Kong. Remote countryside areas in Hong Kong includes but not limited to: List of Priority Suites for Enhanced Conservation (Ramsar Site, Sha Lo Tung, Tai Ho, Fung Yuen. Luk Keng Marsh, Mui Tsz Lam and Mau Ping, Wu Kau Tang, Long Valley and Ho Sheung Heung, Deep Bay Wetland outside Ramsar Site, Cheung Sheung, Yung Shue O and Sham Chung.) Country Park Enclaves or private land and where public transportation (includes railways, buses, minibuses, ferries (“kaitos” excluded) and tram) is not accessible within 500m walking distance of the site (e.g Lai Chi Wo, So Lo Pun, Mui Tsz Lam, Sam A, Ngau Shi Wu, Kop Tong, Siu Tan, Fung Hang and Chek Kang)
  • All photo or video entries must be taken within the past two years. (From 11 July 2020 to 20 July 2022).
  • The format of each photo must be a JPEG or TIFF digital file, each photo with 1920 x 1080 pixels or more is recommended and not exceeding 3MB in size. The format of each video must be a MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI or H.264 digital file, each video with 1920 x 1080 pixels or more is recommended and duration not less than 30 seconds but no longer than 1 minute.
  • Entries must be submitted with a title and caption with no more than 100 words of creative concept in Chinese or English.
  • Contestants of Primary School Category and Secondary School Category must fill in the school name, otherwise they will be enrolled in the Open Category.
  • Entries must be original work of the Contestant. Apart from minor adjustments such as brightness, contrast, sharpening and cropping, No manipulation is allowed, for example, synthetic modification or colour-change by computer post-processing.
  • Watermarks are not acceptable.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Each Contestant can be enrolled in Photo Section as individuals with the maximum of 3 entries. No more than one award will be granted for the Photo Section.
  • Each Contestant can be enrolled in Short Video Section as individuals or teams with the maximum of 3 entries. No more than one award will be granted for the Short Video Section.
  • Contestants need to upload the video(s) to YouTube as “unlisted” and submit a valid YouTube link during online enrolment on the campaign website (BackToOurCountryside.hk).
  • Neither amendment nor resubmission of entries is allowed once submitted. The entries will not be returned either.
  • Consent should be given by the Parent/Guardian of the Contestants aged below 18.
  • Employees of the Organiser, Service Provider and supporting organisations, judges, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Competition.
  • For the details of the contest rules, please refer to  Terms and Conditions


Enrolment Deadline is extended to:20 July 2022, 23:59 (Late entries shall not be accepted)


The updated Online Voting Period:From 27 July 2022 to 31 July 2022


Result Announcement:

Results will be announced in August 2022 on the campaign website (BackToOurCountryside.hk). Winners will be notified by letter and invited to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony.

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Venue for Exhibition and Award Presentation Ceremony: Central Market 1/F, 93 Queen's Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central

Exhibition Period: From 15 August 2022 to 22 August 2022