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Entries invited for lantern design competition
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     Entries are now invited from the public for the Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition 2011.

     The competition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Education Bureau to promote the handicraft of lantern-making and arouse public interest in traditional Chinese arts.

     Comprising three divisions, Primary School, Secondary School and Open Division for tertiary students and amateurs, the competition is now open for entries. Primary and secondary students should submit entry forms through their schools by June 28 (Tuesday). For the Open Division, interested people should send their entry forms to the LCSD's Entertainment Office, 11/F, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, or by fax to 2575 0864 by July 19 (Tuesday).

     Participants may enter as an individual or as a group of no more than four persons. Each participant may submit only one entry including group work. The same lantern cannot be submitted to more than one division.

     All handmade lanterns with completed official labels should be submitted to the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, between September 1 and 3 from 10am to 8pm.

     The panel of judges will be made up of arts educators and artists. The first three winners of each division will be awarded book coupons worth $1,800, $1,500 and $1,200 respectively, and entries judged to be outstanding will be awarded book coupons of $400. Three grand prizes will also be awarded to those with distinguished designs: Lantern of the Best Visual Effect, Lantern with the Most Inspirational Design and Lantern with the Most Creative Design, with each winner receiving a book coupon of $500. All winners will also be awarded certificates of merit.

     All lanterns will be displayed at the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, from September 8 to 17.

     Entry forms for the Primary School and Secondary School divisions can be downloaded from the website of the Education Bureau www.edb.gov.hk/arts/news while entry forms for the Open Division are available at the LCSD's major cultural venues and all public libraries, or can be downloaded from the website www.lcsd.gov.hk/eo .

     For enquiries, call 2591 1340.

Ends/Thursday, June 16, 2011
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