Overwhelming response to "Let's Save Water" Cap Design Competition (with photos)

The "Let's Save Water" Cap Design Competition organised by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) was well received with over 10,000 creative cap designs submitted by Primary One to Secondary Three students. The award presentation ceremony was held today (May 4).

Speaking at the ceremony, the Director of Water Supplies, Mr Ma Lee-tak, said, "The WSD promulgated the Total Water Management Strategy in 2008 with an emphasis on containing growth of water demand through conservation. We believe that co-operation from every Hong Kong citizen is vital for accomplishing the goal on water saving, and the scope of our promotion of water conservation through public education has thus become wider and deeper. I find it encouraging that different sectors of people in Hong Kong are using various means to help promote the water-saving message."

To arouse public awareness of conserving water resources, the WSD has been organising water-saving activities targeting different community groups. The Chairman of the competition's adjudication panel and the Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies, Dr Chan Hon-fai, said that the competition would encourage youngsters to think about their relationship with water resources and the Earth.

Under the theme "Save Drops for Tomorrow", the "Let's Save Water" Cap Design Competition invited cap designs from Primary One to Secondary Three students with a view to encouraging youngsters to conserve water from head to toe in everyday life. Over 5,000 submissions were received from the Primary and Secondary School categories each.

The panel members included Legislative Council Member Dr Lo Wai-kwok; the Immediate Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Mr Dominic Lam; and fashion designer Mr William Tang. The panel selected a champion, a first runner-up, a second runner-up, merit prize winners and commended entrants from each category. There were also the Active Participating School awards, which were specially awarded to schools that had actively encouraged their students to join the competition.

Selected winning entries will be displayed at a roving exhibition as follows:

Date                   Venue
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May 15 - 21        The Laguna Mall, Hung Hom
June 17 - 23        Maritime Square, Tsing Yi
June 28 - July 4   Yoho Town, Yuen Long

Results of the competition are available at the WSD's website (www.wsd.gov.hk).

Ends/Saturday, May 4, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:42


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