The HKIS “Create Your District” Competition 2023 Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 21 October at the Surveyors Learning Centre to announce the winners of various awards.
The award ceremony was honored to have Ms Bernadette LINN Hon-ho, JP, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government, as the Guest of Honour, along with esteemed jurors and other distinguished guests in attendance. They included Mr LAU Kwok-fan, MH, JP, Legco Member (New Territories North) and Chairman of Subcommittee on Matters Relating to the Development of the Northern Metropolis, Sr Tony TSE Wai-chuen, BBS, JP, Legco Member for the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency, Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung, President of the HKIS, and Sr Francis LAM Ka-fai, Senior Vice-President of the HKIS and Chairman of the Competition Organising Committee.
“Create Your District” Competition 2023 has entered the finals stage, and Jury Assessment Presentations was successfully held on 16 September.
The interview event was attended by Sr LAM Ka Fai, Francis, Senior Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and Organising Committee Chairman of Create Your District Competition 2023, who showed his support and encouragement to the participating students. At the same time, we would like to sincerely thank the eight judges for their valuable time and participation. The judges include Sr WONG Kwok Leung, Paul, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors; Sr LAI Carmen, Honorary Secretary of The HKIS Building Surveying Division; Sr CHAN Chi Hing, Alnwick, Chairman of The HKIS General Practice Division; Sr CHU Siu Ki, Alex, Vice Chairman of The HKIS Land Surveying Division; Sr WAI Chun Sing, Terence, Chairman of The HKIS Planning and Development Division; Sr Li Tak Hong, Dick, Council Member of The HKIS Property & Facility Management Division; Sr NG Man Yan, Mandy Honorary Treasurer, The HKIS Quantity Surveying Division, as well as Mr Wilson Yeung, Assistant Director, Esri China (HK) (Technology partner of “Create Your District” Competition 2023).
A total of 18 shortlisted teams participated in the interviews, where they showcased their meticulously crafted StoryMaps, 3D models, and multimedia videos to explain their creative concepts. The judging panel highly praised the entries of this year's competition, recognizing that the works fully reflect the participants' passion and efforts in building their ideal Northern Metropolitan Area.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 21st. Stay tuned!
Story Map Training Workshop was successfully held from 10 to 12 July at Geospatial Lab HK. Participating students and teachers had a great time learning to create story maps together, and they're now well-prepared for the competition.
Sr Francis LAM Ka-fai, Senior Vice-President of the HKIS and Chairman of the Competition Organising Committee, took time out of his busy schedule to attend the Workshop and encourage the participating students.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Geospatial Lab HK for their unwavering support, as well as to Esri China (Hong Kong), the technical partner of the Competition who provided invaluable assistance in organizing the Story Map Training Workshop.
Competition Workshop & Guided Tour was successfully held on 8 July. Mr LAU Kwok-fan, MH, JP, Legco Member (New Territories North) and Chairman of Subcommittee on Matters Relating to the Development of the Northern Metropolis, Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung, President of the HKIS and Sr Francis LAM Ka-fai, Senior Vice-President of the HKIS and Chairman of the Competition Organising Committee attended the Competition Workshop to share their views on planning the Northern Metropolis with participating students and highlighted the important role that surveyors play in urban planning. Members from the six divisions also shared knowledge related to surveying with 142 secondary school students from 46 groups ranging from F.3 to F.6.
Later, Mr LAU Kwok-fan, MH, JP, Sr Paul WONG Kwok-leung, Sr Francis LAM Ka-fai and 26 surveyor mentors joined the Guided Tour with students, visiting various places in the Northern Metropolis, including the historically significant Tang Ancestral Hall, Kwu Tung North New Development Area which is still in the planning and construction stage, and Lok Ma Chau Garden which overlooks San Tin/Lok Ma Chau and the Loop. The Tour provides a multidimensional introduction to the economic and social status, geographic, land, and ecological resource advantages of the region.