Background

Through the lens of the camera we will capture the exciting energy of the city's sports culture. Kai Tak Sports Park is now promoting a large-scale sports photography competition in the city!

Kai Tak Sports Park will be officially completed in 2023. The park has an area of 28 hectares that will provide various facilities for everyone! In addition to the promotion of sports photography, this contest also captures the power, speed, beauty and joy of sports through the lens of the photographer, letting the public appreciate the dynamics of the park and the energy of the people in the future.

The annual sports photography competition provides an interactive platform for sports photography enthusiasts to share and exchange their photo skills. The winning entries will be exhibited at SportsExpo 2020. Participants will be able to choose their favorite photos, so don't miss them!

 

Categories

Professional Awards

Group1.1 Indoor Sports Activities
Group1.2 Outdoor Sports Activities

Kai Tak Sports Park Awards

Group2.1 Sports For All
Group2.2 Family Sports Fun

Special Awards

Special Prize 1 Digital Fan Favourite
Special Prize 2 My Favourite Photograph

Remarks

  • Indoor Sports Activities excluding water sports, ice sports and cycling activities
  • Outdoor Sports Activities excluding water sports, ice sports and cycling activities
  • Sports For All Capturing the moments of leisure sports at different places and different time, i.e. non-competition activities such as Tai Chi, street basketball, etc.
  • Family Sports Fun Capturing the fun, happy and sweet moments during family sports time, e.g. between parents and kids, grandparents or even with your pet!

 

Prize

  Category Award Judge Prize
Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up Merit

Professional Awards

Group1.1

Indoor Sports Activities

1-3

4-6

Professional Judges

Champion: $2000 cash prize,
and an interchangeable lens camera Sony α6400L with a 16-50mm electrical zoom lens (Value HK$8,290)
1st Runner-up: $1000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $500 cash prize

Group1.2

Outdoor Sports Activities

1-3

4-6

Champion: $2000 cash prize,
and an interchangeable lens camera Sony α6400L with a 16-50mm electrical zoom lens (Value HK$8,290)
1st Runner-up: $1000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $500 cash prize

Kai Tak Sports Park Awards

Group2.1

Sports For All

1-3

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Kai Tak Sports Park Team

Champion: $2000 cash prize,
and a cyber-shot compact camera Sony ZV-1 (Value HK$5,990)
1st Runner-up: $1000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $500 cash prize

Group2.2

Family Sports Fun

1-3

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Champion: $2000 cash prize,
and a cyber-shot compact camera Sony ZV-1 (Value HK$5,990)
1st Runner-up: $1000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $500 cash prize

Special Awards

Special Prize 1

Digital Fan Favourite

1-3

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  • Public (Vote by public online)
Champion: $1000 cash prize,
and a Sony FDR – X3000R 4K action cam (Value HK$4,280)
1st Runner-up: $1000 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $1000 cash prize

Special Prize 2

My Favourite Photograph

1-3

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  • Professional judges will select 15 photos from “Professional Awards” other than the award-winning photos to be exhibited at SportsExpo2020 (14-16/8/2020)
  • Kai Tak Sports Park Team will select 15 photos from “Kai Tak Sports Park Awards” other than the award-winning photos to be exhibited at SportsExpo2020 (14-16/8/2020)
  • Visitors of SportsExpo2020 will vote for the prize
    (Voting period: 14-15/8/2020)
Champion: $500 cash prize,
and a Sony FDR – X3000R 4K action cam (Value HK$4,280)
1st Runner-up: $500 cash prize
2nd Runner-up: $500 cash prize
Full Support

 

 

Digital Fan Favourite

Voters who voted for the prize winner of Digital Fan Favourite will get a ticket of SportsExpo and a sports bag

 

Sony Gallery Special Award

Outstanding entries will be selected by Sony Hong Kong from Sony Gallery at SportsExpo2020. Winners will be awarded online voucher from Sony Store, Online (value HK$500).

 

 

Shooting Time

Entry photos must be taken on or after 1st January 2019

 

Submission Period:

1st May – 28th July 2020

 

Online Public Voting Period (Digital Fan Favourite)

30th July – 7th August 2020

 

Voting Period at SportsExpo (My Favourite Photograph)

14th – 15th August 2020

(Voting period ends at 7pm on 15th August 2020, according to the Organizer)

 

Application Method

  1. Entrants are required to upload the entries to expo.sportsoho.com within 1st May to 28th July 2020.
  2. The deadline for submission of entries is 28th July 2020, 14:00 (according to the time of the Organizer). Late submission will not be entertained.­
  3. Upon successful submission, an email will be sent as notification.­­­

 

Eligibility

  1. Entrants have to be residents of Hong Kong. Entrants aged under 18 years old on the date of entry required their parent or guardian’s consent for their participation and their parents should have read the terms and condition on their behalf.
  2. Employees and family members of the Organizer, Judges and any related companies may not enter the Competition.

 

Prizes

Please refer to above table for the awards

Interchangeable lens camera Sony α6400L with a 16-50mm electrical zoom lens (Value HK$8,290)
Cyber-shot compact camera Sony ZV-1 (Value HK$5,990)
Sony FDR – X3000R 4K action cam (Value HK$4,280)

 

Judges

Professional Awards

  • President of Hong Kong Press Photographers Association Mr. Chan Yik Chiu
  • Professional Sports Photographer Mr. Brian Ching
  • Photographer of Sportsoho Mr. Conrad Yu

(in no particular order)

Kai Tak Sports Park Awards

  • Kai Tak Sports Park Team

Special Awards

Digital Fan Favourite

  • Voters online

My Favourite Photograph

  • Vote by visitors of SportsExpo

 

Rules

Judges select works from all eligible entries according to below criteria (“judging criteria”): (1) Creativity, (2) Technique, (3) Content.

Winners will be notified individually by email. Results will be announced on this website.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Each entrant can submit 5 photos at most.
  • Entrants are not allowed to make any changes to all entries and the related information.
  • Each entrant will only be entitled one award at each category (except for Sony Gallery), based on the highest entitlement at the category.
  • Both black and white or colour photos are welcome.
  • Photos can be cropped, however, either adding or removing objects on the photos are not accepted.
  • Only minor digital manipulation is accepted. For instance, colour temperature, exposure, contrast, dodging, burning, colour saturation etc. could be adjusted. However, other special effects such as solarization, mezzotint, duotone, motion blur or high dynamic range image will not be accepted.
  • Photos with multi-exposure are accepted, except synthetic works through computer processing. Award winning photos with multi-exposure must provide raw file or film for proof. 
  • All submission must be at least 5 million pixels, within 5 – 10 megabytes, aspect ratio 3 to 2, and must be in JPEG format. Please prepare scanned digital files if photos are taken by films. 
  • The title of the entries should be the same as the file name. (E.g. If the title is “I love Football”, please rename the file as “I love Football” before uploading.)
  • The winners might be asked to submit a high-resolution file before the official announcement of the final results. Please keep all data from EXIF of the submitted photos. The organization reserves the right to disqualify any winners who are not able to submit the original photo. 
  • Any late submission will not be entertained.
  • Decisions of the judges are final and binding on all parties concerned, and shall not be disputed or appealed. 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

  • ​Upon submission of entries, the entrants are confirming that the submissions do not breach any law of Hong Kong regarding the legality of entering the Competition. The Organizer and Sponsor will not be responsible for any entrant entering the Competition unlawfully or otherwise in breach of Hong Kong law. 
  • Synthesized entries confirmed by the jury will be disqualified.
  • Entries should be original photographs taken by the entrant, in which they own all rights; the Organizer does not have any legal responsibility of the copyright and image rights.
  • Content of photographs cannot involve illegal, obscene, indecent, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing a person to hatred or anxiety, offensive, racism or ethnic discrimination, advocating as a criminal behavior, lead to civil or criminal liability, violate any laws, rules, or improper information. 
  • The Organizer can request the winners to provide identification proof for verification.
  • All entrants agree the organization to use their entries for the purpose of promotion and publicity. The entrants grant the Organizer and any party authorized by the Organizer an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right and license to use any material submitted as a part of their entry into the Competition in any manner, for any purpose the Organizer may see fit, in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented, waive any moral rights or similar rights they may have in the works or any part thereof throughout the world; and undertake not to object to any use of the works by the Organizer or any party authorized by the Organizer.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to interpret and amend the rules and regulations, as well as the final decision of all activities arrangements, including assessment, awards and other relevant arrangements, entrants may not dissent. Any changes of the Competition or the letter of the assessment results will not be accepted.
  • All entrants are referred to voluntary participate in this Competition, and agree to comply with all the arrangements and decisions by the Organizer. The entrants agreed that the Organizer (and / or any Organizer authorized third party) to use entrants ‘s name without compensated. 
  • The Organizer will not bear any compensation and responsibility for any damage or loss during the photos submission process. The Organizer retains the right to cancel the award eligibility of the entries which refused to be requisitioned.
  • Any changes of the prizes will be final and binding upon every entrant in the Competition. The winners must accept their prize(s) in the form provided by the sponsor. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and not exchangeable for cash credit or kind, either in part or in full except at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organizer. The prize(s) cannot be sold or bartered. There is no refund for any partially used prize(s). The Organizer reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to deal with any unclaimed prize(s) in any manner. The Organizer shall not be liable in any way for any failure or breach by any party about the Competition and/or prize(s) and accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by an entrant arising from the Competition or prize(s). In all cases the Organizer will not be held liable if any prize(s) does not reach any winner for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control.
  • Each entrant, by entering the Competition, expressly releases the Organizer from any claim, action or demand arising out of or about the Competition or their prize(s), if any. In particular, each entrant acknowledges that elements of the prize(s) may be provided by third parties over whom the Organizer has no control, and acknowledges that the Organizer has no responsibility or liability for any costs, losses or damages resulting from any factors beyond the reasonable control of the Organizer.
  • The Organizer shall not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entrants’ information. This will include but is not limited to technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost/delayed/garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of: any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to refuse any entry to participate without explanation.
  • The Organizer reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate or disqualify any entrant’s entry for the Competition or reclaim any prize(s) at any time if it is the opinion of the Organizer that there has been a breach of any of the Terms by such entrant (whether discovered during or after the end of the Competition).
  • Entrants shall indemnify the Organizer, its agents, employees, representatives, associates, affiliates, parent and subsidiary companies against any and all claims, losses, costs, damages, liability and/or expenses arising out of the entrant’s breach of any of the Terms.
  • The Organizer’s decision regarding all aspects of the Competition is final and binding on all parties concerned.
  • The law applicable to the Terms is the law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the HKSAR) and the courts of the HKSAR will have exclusive jurisdiction in case of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Competition.

 

 

Personal Information Collection Statement

  • Provision of personal data is strictly confidential, and is only for the procession of this Competition.

 

Enquiry

Tel: +852 2117 1650
Fax: +852 2117 0023
Email: ktspphoto@sportsoho.com
Website: https://expo.sportsoho.com/ktspphotocontest