Eight local secondary school students were awarded on Sunday for their efforts as part of the Unicef HK Make A Video Contest.
The students received prizes for their one-minute videos based on the theme, “I Am Me” at the awards ceremony at Chai Wan’s Youth Square.
Anthony Tsang Chi-wah, a Form Three student from PLK Ma Kam Ming College, won the award for Best One-Minute Video in the Junior Secondary category for his video, Connect.
Form Six student Tsang Kin-wong from PLK Ma Kam Ming College won the same prize in the Senior Secondary category with his video, An Exam Result Decides My Fate?
Six other students received special mentions for their work.
Under this year’s theme, students had to make a video which explored their identity.
Guided by professional filmmakers, 60 students from 12 secondary schools and youth organisations took part in four five-day camps last summer where they learned to make videos.
Anthony, 15, describes Connect as a dialogue between the two sides of his personality. He says he hopes it will encourage others to be more open about their anxieties.
Meanwhile, Kin-wong’s film looks at the intense pressure students are under to do well at school.
“I want to share my concerns about the Hong Kong public examination system with other students who feel the same way,” said Kin-wong, 18. He added that for those dealing with mental health issues, the pressure can have an even bigger impact.
“We need to address this problem. A person’s value shouldn’t be solely based on their exam grades.”
Both the Junior and Senior Secondary video winners received a trophy, certificate and a cash voucher of HK$3,000. The students who earned a special mention received a trophy, certificate, and a cash voucher of HK$2,000.
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