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Public Programme


The 8th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong's History and Culture


Changes in Hong Kong Industries and People's Livelihood

Hong Kong has seen many transformations in the way its inhabitants have earned a living over the years. The mid-19th century saw the establishment of shipyards, sugar refineries, cable manufacturers, dyeing and weaving factories, cement and tile factories, flour mills, as well as preserves and soy sauce factories. Trading companies, banks and hotels thus sprang up to help service their needs. By the 1940s and 1950s, Hong Kong had developed into a city of light industries with flourishing textile and garment, plastics, wig, electronics and timepiece sectors. Students entering this competition are asked to select a research topic from a socioeconomic, political or geographical perspective and then explore in their project historical or new industries that declined or emerged as a result of social developments, with a focus on the context for their rise or fall, their current status and the influence they have exerted on society and people's livelihood.


A. Written Report
B. Multimedia Production


Junior Division: F.1-F.3 Students
Senior Division: F.4-F.6 Students

Open to individual students or a team of not more than five.


Prizes for the Champion, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up and Merit Award will be offered for each category. The winning team will also be awarded a trophy and book coupons.


Deadline for Application
14/12/2018 (Friday)


Deadline for Submission
25/5/2019 (Saturday)


Please click here to download the entry handout and application form.


The following lecture and workshop will be run to tie in with the competition in late 2018:


Date & Time









28 / 10


Lecture: Community – The Art, Inno-Tech and Heritage Triangle


Mr Eddy Hui

(Transmedia Designer)


Mr Chris Cheng

(Applications Development Engineer)


Ms Bouie Choy

(Programme Office manager of Viva Blue House)

Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Museum of History First come, first served


28 / 12



Workshop:  How to Search Archival Records Relating to Hong Kong's Light Industries

Ms Emily YUEN

(Senior Assistant Archivist, Government Records Service)

Lecture Room, 2/F, Hong Kong Public Records Building,
13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.


40 places per session

Contents of the two sessions are identical. Teacher(s) in charge of the competing team should fill in the entry form.


*The Lecture and workshop will be conducted in Cantonese. Free admission.


2559 4904 (The Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture)
2724 9026 (Hong Kong Museum of History)