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Art Competition

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One City One Book Art Competition –
“Respond to Poetry with Art: The Work of Yam Gong” 

Entry Requirements

  • The competition is open to secondary and university students in Hong Kong.

  • Each entry should be submitted on an individual basis. 


  • Choose one of the following poems by Yam Gong and create an artistic response to it.

    • “The Salted Fish Shop (A Sonnet)”

    • “And So You Look at Festival Lights Along the Street”

    • “Flying Ants Approaching Water”

    • “The Emperor's New Clothes”

    • “Startling Hair”

    • “Plugging Your Ears to Steal a Bell”

    • "Rubbing Black Bean Sauce on a Pomfret"​

* This excerpt from MOVING A STONE is available by permission of the publisher for educational purposes related to One City One Book Hong Kong.​ Support small-press publishers!

  • Compose an Artist’s Statement in English (no more than 150 words) or Chinese (no more than 250 characters) to explain the connection between their artwork and the poem by Yam Gong.

Rules and Regulations

  • Each participant should submit only ONE original work for the Competition.

  • Complete the form below and upload your work.

  • Submissions should be either A3 or A4 size and submitted in one JPG or PNG file with a maximum file size of 15MB.

  • All media of 2D art are acceptable, such as painting, photography and collage.

  • All entries should be submitted online on or before 18 November 2022 (Friday).

  • Late submission or entries with incomplete information will NOT be accepted. 


​   A. Secondary School Students

   B. University Students

Awards and Prizes

  • Awards will be presented for both secondary school and university competition groups.​

  • In each group, we will present first, second, and third prizes:

    • 1st prize [up to 2 entries]: book voucher (HK$ 1200)​ and a copy of Moving a Stone

    • 2nd prize [up to 3 entries]: book voucher (HK$ 800) and a copy of Moving a Stone

    • 3rd prize [up to 6 entries]: book voucher (HK$ 400) and a copy of Moving a Stone

  • Awardees will be invited to an award ceremony to be held on 10 December 2022 (Saturday), in which they can meet Yam Gong. Winning entries will be featured in an exhibition organised by One City One Book Hong Kong in Coolistic Kwun Tong. 


  •  Dr HUNG Keung (Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK)will select entries for different awards.

    • Dr Hung Keung has studied art in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland. He graduated from the Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom (major in Film and Video); Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland and Plymouth University in the UK. Since 1995, he has been committed to the research about experimental short films, video creation, new media arts, Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. In 2005, Hung founded innov + media lab (imhk lab), which focuses on new media arts research and the development and application of interactive art software. His works in recent years have focused on the concepts of religion, nature, emotional experience, philosophy, mountain, water, ink, time and space in relation to the formats of contemporary videos and interactive art.

  • All entries will be assessed based on the following criteria:

    • The quality of the artistic expression​

    • The creativity of the artistic expression

    • The depth of the relationship between the artistic work and the chosen poem

    • The clarity and insightfulness of the artistic statement

  • The decision of the adjudicator will be final.​

  • Results will be announced on 3 December 2022 (Saturday).

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