Call for MAIL ART

for the International Student Art Exhibition 2020 !!!

Important Announcement: In view of the temporary suspension of international postal services in some regions, the receipt deadline has been postponed to around 16 October. Please send us your mail art once the postal services resume. Meanwhile, please email us the scanned copies of your mail art for our record. Thank you!

22-29 December 2020

@City Hall, Hong Kong

The International Student Art Exhibition is part of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival (HKVAEF), which is held annually by the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art (HKSEA). The theme of this year's exhibition is "Mail Art". We really look forward to your post, especially after so many months of worldwide self-isolation. 

Who can ​join?

Students from kindergarten to college/university outside Hong Kong are welcome to join.

How many?

Each student can submit three pieces of mail art at most.

Size and Format

  • Students can create either on an envelope or a postcard.

  • Size of the envelope/postcard should be at least 90 x 140 mm but not exceed 150 x 200 mm.

  • As only one side of the envelope/postcard will be displayed at the exhibition, please illustrate (draw, paint, etc.) on the front.

  • There is no topic restriction though obscene or indecent content is undesirable*.





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Submission Guidelines

  • The student's full name, class, age, and school address should be written on the back of the envelope/postcard.

  • Each piece of mail art should be sent to us through the mail. If you are a teacher and have collected your students' pieces, please send them separately, as stamps and postmarks also constitute the beauty of mail art!

  • Mail the piece of work to:

Hong Kong Society for Education in Art

Room L3-05D, JCCAC,

30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei,

Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Submissions should arrive to us by 16 October 2020Please make sure that sufficient stamps and an AIR MAIL sticker (alternatively, write "BY AIR MAIL") are affixed on the envelope/postcard.

During and After the Exhibition

  • All pieces of mail art collected will be exhibited at the Hong Kong City Hall between 22-29 December 2020.

  • Outstanding pieces from each country will be published in our exhibition catalogue.

  • All participants (only will full information provided) will be awarded certificates of participation and those with outstanding performance will be awarded certificates of merit, which will be sent together with a few exhibition catalogues to their schools/organisations after the event.

  • No participation fee is required. The only fee that participants/schools/organizations have to pay is the outbound postage for the mail art.

If you are interested,

please email us at (contact person: Vincent Wang) so that we can know what to expect and keep in touch with you. Thank you!

* HKSEA reserves the right to make the final decision, including the selection of artworks displayed at the exhibition and the artwork images published in the exhibition catalogue.





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