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PolyU Design Hatch Awards Launch Event: A Great Starting Point

29 Sep 2023

PolyU Design Knowledge Transfer School of Design

The PolyU Design Hatch Awards is a distinctive design incubation programme for secondary school students in Hong Kong — a first of its kind competition organised by the School of Design. The launch held on 15 September 2023 was a great success, gathering over 100 students, teachers and parents to kick start the Hatch Awards and thus serving as the perfect gateway to meet and engage potential participants.

Highlight of the day was undoubtedly the sharing by our judging panel where Dr Yi-Teng SHIH, Dr Clifford CHOY, Dr Jeffery HO, Mr Kam Fai CHAN and Mr Manto YIU took turns to explain various excellent projects. Together with brief introduction on different design fields and sharing of their expectations on the entries, students’ understanding of each category, namely Communication Design, Community, Space and Service Design, Product Experience Design, Play Design as well as AI and Future Design could be enhanced. Followed by a Q&A session, the interactive exchange of ideas and knowledge further fuelling the students' curiosity and passion for design. Interested students are encouraged to seize this exceptional opportunity to showcase their talents, challenge themselves, and make a positive impact through design. Looking forward to seeing their creativity shine at the Hatch Awards!

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Revolved around the theme ‘Designing for Happiness and Everyday Life: AI and Future Design’, the Awards aim to nurture future design talents from secondary school students locally with the objective to introduce them to the field of design through 4 days of engaging Hatch Programme and progressive stages of competitions. It is the perfect opportunity for young creative minds from diverse academic backgrounds - be it STEM enthusiasts, economists, artists, or designers - to come together, learn, and challenge their creative thinking.

Application for entry will end on 16 October, 2023. The whole Hatch Awards will last till end of July, 2024, consisting 1st & 2nd rounds and 4 days Hatch Programme in between.

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Topics News | Events | JUPAS | Non-JUPAS | Secondary school | PolyU Design Knowledge Transfer
Research Units School of Design

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