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“Be Smart Online, Stay Away from Pitfalls” GIF Graphic Design Contest

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Tutorial videos on GIF graphic design (Chinese version only) are added.

The GIF Graphic Design Contest is launched now. You are welcome to submit your applications on or before 26 July 2021 (Monday).



The Contest aims to arouse the awareness of public on Internet safety and etiquette. Participants could design a set of GIF in an innovative and creative way to convey the message of Internet safety and etiquette in this contest.

 

Poster of “Be Smart Online, Stay Away from Pitfalls” GIF Graphic Design Contest

about section iconAbout the Contest

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Objective

The Contest aims to arouse the awareness of public on Internet safety and etiquette. Participants could design a set of GIF in an innovative and creative way to convey the message of Internet safety and etiquette in this contest.

Eligibility

The Contest is divided into Open, Secondary School and Primary School categories. Each participant can enrol to only one of the categories and should submit only one entry. Participants shall agree and abide by all the rules and regulations of the Contest.

Category

  • Open Category - All Hong Kong residents
  • Secondary School Category - All secondary school students in Hong Kong
  • Primary School Category - All primary school students in Hong Kong

Most Supportive School Award - To promote the awareness of information security among schools, teachers and students, there is “Most Supportive School Award” of Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in the Secondary School and Primary School categories respectively to commend the active participation of schools. The top three schools with the highest student participation rate will receive a trophy.

Most Favourite Online Award - All winning works will be uploaded to the “共建安全網絡” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/buildsecurecyberspace) for online voting in September 2021. The top three entries with most likes will win the “Most Favourite Online Awards”.

Submission Deadline

26 July 2021 (Monday)

Organisers

Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer   Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre   Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force

Co-organiser

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Supporting Organisations

Education Bureau Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation Trend Micro


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prize section iconPrizes

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Open Category

Champion (One winner) MacBook Air 13"
1st runner-up (One winner) DJI Mavic Air 2 CE Drone
2nd runner-up (One winner) Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset
Merit Prize (Three winners) For each winner: Apple Watch SE


Secondary School Category

Champion (One winner) Trophy + HK$1,500 Book Coupon
1st runner-up (One winner) Trophy + HK$1,000 Book Coupon
2nd runner-up (One winner) Trophy + HK$500 Book Coupon
Merit Prize (Three winners) For each winner: HK$300 Book Coupon


Primary School Category

Champion (One winner) Trophy + HK$1,500 Book Coupon
1st runner-up (One winner) Trophy + HK$1,000 Book Coupon
2nd runner-up (One winner) Trophy + HK$500 Book Coupon
Merit Prize (Three winners) For each winner: HK$300 Book Coupon

The shortlisted participants of each category will receive an electronic shortlisted certificate. Other participants will receive an electronic participation certificate.


Most Supportive School Award

Champion (One winner) Trophy
1st runner-up (One winner) Trophy
2nd runner-up (One winner) Trophy


Most Favourite Online Award

Champion (One winner) HK$700 Cash Coupon
1st runner-up (One winner) HK$500 Cash Coupon
2nd runner-up (One winner) HK$300 Cash Coupon


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contest information section iconContest Information

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Deadline for Submission

26 July 2021 (Monday)


Judging Criteria

  • 50% Content and Rendition - Serving to promote public awareness of Internet safety and etiquette
  • 25% Design and Creativity - Creative concept and originality
  • 25% Artistic Presentation - Aesthetic appeal, drawing techniques and visual effects


Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges is comprised of representatives of Organisers, Co-organiser and Supporting Organisations. They will select the winning works and give ratings according to the judging criteria.


Announcement of Results

The results decided by the Panel of Judges will be announced on this website. Winners will be notified individually to receive their awards. The winning entries will be made available to the public for download.


Public Voting for the “Most Favourite Online Award”

All winning works will be uploaded to the “共建安全網絡” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/buildsecurecyberspace) for online voting in September 2021. The top three entries with most likes will win the “Most Favourite Online Awards”.


Award Presentation Ceremony

An award presentation ceremony will be held at the public seminar of “Build a Secure Cyberspace” campaign at the HKPC Building in September 2021. Details will be announced in due course.



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basic specification section iconBasic Specification of Entries

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All entries must meet the following requirements:

  1. The GIF graphic design must meet the theme “Be Smart Online, Stay Away from Pitfalls” to promote the awareness of Internet safety and etiquette.
  2. Participants shall design a set of 4 pieces of GIF graphics.
  3. The GIF graphics must be in colour. If the GIF graphics include any text content, such content should be in Chinese or English language. The GIF graphics should not be duplicated and taken from photos or selfie images.
  4. The GIF graphics shall be produced by computer software or mobile app.
  5. The size of each GIF graphic must be within 512 x 512 pixels in GIF format. The motion of each GIF graphic should be able to loop within 5 seconds and the file size of each GIF graphic should be less than 500 KB.
  6. A title and a brief description (not more than 200 words) of the set of the GIF graphics must be included in the application form.


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Submission Methods section iconSubmission Methods

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Method 1: Online Submission

Method 2: Email Submission

 

Method 1: Online Submission

Participants are required to submit the online application form together with the entry files via the following website:

https://form.jotform.me/hkcert/securecyberspace2021

All the GIF graphics have to be compressed into one ZIP file for submission. The file size must be less than 2MB. If the submission does not contain entry files or the participant’s personal particulars, the submission is considered invalid. Late submission will not be accepted (the submission date shall be based on the timestamp of the recipient’s server).

*All entries must meet the above Basic Specifications of Entries.

Method 2: Email Submission

Participants are required to send (i) the entry files, and (ii) a completed and signed application form via email to “event@hkcert.org”. Please mark “Be Smart Online, Stay Away from Pitfalls” – GIF Graphic Design Contest and the participating category in the subject field of the email. If the email does not include a completed and signed application form or entry files, the submission is considered invalid. Late submission will not be accepted (the email submission date shall be based on the timestamp of the recipient’s email server).

Application Form:         download application form in PDF format (PDF format)

Entry Files: All the GIF graphics have to be compressed into one ZIP file for submission. The file size must be less than 2MB. To facilitate processing the submission, the file names of the entry files shall include participant’s names and names of school for Primary School or Secondary School Categories, e.g. “XXXX Primary School – Chan Tai Man”.

*All entries must meet the above Basic Specifications of Entries.

 



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Terms and Conditions iconTerms and Conditions

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  1. Each participant can enrol to only one of the categories and should submit only one entry. Multiple submissions will result in disqualification. All related entries will be rendered void.
  2. All entries must meet the Basic Specification of Entries specified above.
  3. Once the application forms together with the entries are submitted, they cannot be modified or replaced and will not be returned to the participants.
  4. All entries must not contain violent, obscene or indecent content.
  5. All entries must be original and must not be copied from or drawn by others.
  6. Names, products or services of any companies or entities or any third-party trademarks, logos shall not be contained or referred to in all entries. No entries shall be used for the promotion of any brands, products or services.
  7. Participants must guarantee that their entries have never been openly shown in any form, and shall not infringe any copyright and intellectual property rights. If the entries had entered other competitions, the participants shall ensure that the copyrights of the entries does not belong to any individuals/parties/organisations. The participants shall assume legal liability for any disputes over the copyright of the entries. The Organisers and Co-organisers accept no responsibility for such disputes.
  8. The Organisers have the right not to accept any improper entries or entries not aligning with the theme and specifications of the Contest. If there are doubts that the entries have infringed the intellectual property rights of others or the entries were drawn by others, the Organisers have the right to disqualify them from entering or winning the Contest.
  9. The copyrights of all entries, once submitted, are vested solely in the Organisers. Participants shall agree that the Organisers and Co-organisers can at any time display, reprint, reproduce, use or modify their entries for any purposes. The Organisers and Co-organisers are not required to notify the participants or pay them any fees.
  10. Participants shall agree and accept the publishing of their entries in any forms and the public display of their entries, and the production of these entries into any items by the Organisers and Co-organisers, e.g. the public display or publishing of the entries in public exhibitions, the websites, social networking sites, mobile applications and publications of the Organisers and Co-organisers; the production of these entries into any items, such as souvenirs, calendars or promotional materials, etc.
  11. The Organisers reserve the right to use in whole or in part the design of the entries. The participants shall not raise objection.
  12. The Organisers reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize at any time without prior notice.
  13. Participants should participate in publicity events related to the Contest upon invitation of the Organisers.
  14. The results decided by the Panel of Judges shall be final. Participants shall abide by the decisions of the Panel of Judges and shall not raise objection to the results.
  15. Participants shall agree and abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Contest including those specified in this document, the application forms and the relevant website for the Contest.
  16. All persons involved in the organisation and implementation of the Contest are not eligible for joining the Contest. They include but not limited to members of the organising committee, Panel of Judges and their immediate family members.
  17. The Organisers reserve the right to interpret and revise the Terms and Conditions of the Contest and all other Terms and Conditions set out in the application forms. Participants shall not raise objection.
  18. Participants have the right of access and correction with respect to their personal data as stipulated in Sections 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, and have the right to obtain a copy of their personal data provided in the application forms.
  19. Participants who wish to access or correct data, or get information of the related policies, practices and the kinds of data held can send their written requests to the following address:
               Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre
               HKPC Building
               78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong


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enquiries section iconEnquiries

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Please contact the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre by calling 2788 5704 or by email to event@hkcert.org.



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