PolyU will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2022. To mark this important milestone, we would like to welcome our 400,000+ alumni back to relive their fond memories of campus life at PolyU, to celebrate our proud history and achievements with the whole University community, and to advance PolyU as a leading university with world-class education and impactful research.
As part of the celebratory activities, we would like to call for ideas from members of the PolyU community on the following:
1. PolyU’s 85th Anniversary Theme Song Lyrics Contest
We invite you to develop lyrics in English and/or Chinese for PolyU’s 85th anniversary theme song. We expect the lyrics to 1) reflect PolyU’s 85th anniversary and our aspiration to be a leading university; 2) be singable and memorable; and 3) have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern which can be turned into a song that is 2-4 minutes long.
Act Now: Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your song lyrics. Please explain the rationale behind your song lyrics. You may also provide specifications on the type of music style or presentation that you think will best fit the lyrics you have developed. The University will select the best submission and compose it into PolyU’s 85th anniversary theme song.
2. My Fond Memories@PolyU Video Contest
What are your fondest memories of your days at PolyU? Are there special encounters, places and moments you remember best? How did your teachers or classmates inspire you? What kind of memorable experiences did PolyU make possible for you? We invite you to create a short video to tell us your story! We recommend the video be filmed in 16:9 ratio, within 3 minutes in length and in mp4 or mov format.
Act Now: Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your video link with a description to illustrate the key message and presentation of the video. The submissions will be judged based on the following criteria: video quality, originality, appropriateness, creativity, and storytelling ability.
3. You-Design-Your-PolyU Souvenirs Contest
The University would like to give a souvenir to all stakeholders of the PolyU community in celebration of the special occasion of PolyU’s 85th anniversary. You are invited to contribute your original design of a souvenir / a series of souvenirs (physical and/or digital).
The designs will be considered based on their 1) creativity and originality; 2) relevance to the 85th anniversary celebrations; and 3) feasibility for future production of the souvenir(s) if applicable.
Act Now: Complete the Online Submission Form and upload your design proposal that includes image/multimedia files of the design(s) and a description that explains the design concept and elements.
Sharing fond memories of PolyU and its memorabilia is a powerful way to celebrate the 85th anniversary and to showcase the milestones of our University. We invite you to contribute PolyU memorabilia, such as valuable photos, certificates, teaching materials, publications, mementos, uniforms, souvenirs, or any items related to PolyU and its forerunners. These valuable collections will be exhibited at anniversary events, and included in anniversary publications.
Act Now: Complete the Online Submission Form with a description and photo(s) of the item(s) you would like to share. The Alumni Affairs and Development Office will contact you for collection arrangements.
All quality entries for each of the three contests and the contribution to memorabilia will receive a PolyU 85th anniversary souvenir as a token of appreciation.
Special recognitions/ prizes including cash prizes*, staycation packages and dining coupons of Hotel ICON will be given to the best entries for lyrics, souvenirs and videos, as selected by the 85th Anniversary Steering Committee as well as through public voting across the PolyU community.
*The top three entries in each category will be awarded a cash prize of HKD $10,000!
We look forward to your participation and receiving your entries by 30 June 2021.
PolyU reserves the right of review and final decision of the selected entries.
For enquiries, please contact:
Lyrics, Souvenirs, Videos | 85A.email@example.com
Memorabilia | 85A.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni from the Mainland are welcome to follow and contact us via the “PolyU Alumni WeiXin account” | ID: HKPolyUalumni