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Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival 2021
International and Local Student Mail Art Competition
To promote Mail Art and to encourage more students from different countries to participate in this year's“International and Local Student Mail Art Exhibition”, which will be held at Hong Kong City Hall from 6th to 12th December 2021, the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art (HKSEA) has decided to hold a competition for this event. There will be five age groups in which a panel of judges will award outstanding students first prizes, second prizes and third prizes.
We have a theme this year, which is...
How much do you miss travelling? In times of a global pandemic when our mobility has been greatly restricted, we invite you to share your thought about TRAVEL with other students all over the world through mail art. Be it an outer space adventure, a time-travel trip, a picnic or a visit to your relatives, anything goes as long as it is your wish.
6-12 December 2021
@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 mail art exhibition is "Travel". We really look forward to your post, especially after over a year of worldwide self-isolation.
Online Exhibition last year
Conditions of Entry
Hong Kong students: 8th October, 2021 (postmark date)
Foreign students outside Hong Kong: 30th September, 2021 (arrival date)
Who can join?
Kindergarten, primary and secondary school students*
*University students are still welcome to send their mail artworks to us. They will be displayed in the Exhibition if found suitable, though they will not be enrolled in the competition.
Age Groups (based on participants' birthdate)
Group 1: Born on 1st September, 2015 or later
Group 2: Born between 1st September, 2012 and 31st August, 2015
Group 3: Born between 1st September, 2009 and 31st August, 2012
Group 4: Born between 1st September, 2006 and 31st August, 2009
Group 5: Born between 1st September, 2002 and 31st August, 2006
ONE piece of mail art for each student only.
Size and Format
Students can create either on an envelope or on 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 one side only.
We welcome freedom of artistic expression, though obscene or indecent content is undesirable.
Front (Air mail sticker is only for foreign schools)
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 bear stamp(s) and postmark.
Mail the artworks by post to:
Hong Kong Society for Education in Art
Room L3-05D, JCCAC,
30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Local selection (for Hong Kong students)
Scheduled to be held in mid-October. A local panel of judges will award outstanding students first prizes, second prizes and third prizes.
Besides, a maximum of 10 students from each local participating unit (school/ studio) will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. Their works will also be showcased in the Exhibition at Hong Kong City Hall.
The list will be announced on HKSEA website in early November 2021.
International competition (for foreign students & winners of the local selection)
A international panel of judges will award outstanding students first prizes, second prizes and third prizes.
Besides, a maximum of 20 students from each foreign participating unit (school/ studio) will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. Their works will also be showcased in the Exhibition at Hong Kong City Hall.
The list will be announced on HKSEA website in late November 2021.
Relevance to the theme, creativity, composition and drawing/design techniques.
First prize, second prize and third prize for each age group (both local selection and international competition)
Winners of the local selection will be invited to the Award Ceremony of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival 2021 and will be awarded certificates.
First and second prize winners of the international competition will be awarded medals; the third prize winner will be awarded a certificate.
Each work should be original and must not be a copy of other works. Students should design their mail art alone (though address writing can be assisted by parents or teachers in Group 1). The Organizer reserves the right to reject and disqualify any submission and deprive the award of any selected entries if it finds justifiable to do so.
The Organizer reserves the right to edit, alter, publish, or use any competition entries in any forms for exhibition and educational purposes.
The list of the adjudicators will be announced on HKSEA website in July 2021.
For Foreign Schools:
Before airmailing your piece of mail art to us,
For Hong Kong Schools:
Please fill in the Online Application Form(HK Schools)&
upload the artworks images (JPG format with 300dpi) on Google Drive and share the link in the application form by 8th October,2021.
*Please change the setting of Google Drive share link to 'Editor' for us to download the images.
Example as below: