Hong Kong is embracing the global trend of green living. And, keen to support the development of a more sustainable community, Mission Green Thumb, a seedling adoption programme, has been playing a big part over the past decade.
This collaboration between Sino Group and the Hong Chi Association turns workplaces or lobbies into flourishing gardens while creating employment opportunities for Hong Chi Association trainees.
You could be a part of this change by taking part in the Sino Junior Reporter Programme 2019.
Form 4 local secondary school students; college and university freshmen.
Submit an article of up to 300 words with a related photo sharing your thoughts about a green neighbourhood to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission can be about green initiatives around your home, school or district.
Registration deadline: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Training Workshop and Tour
Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019
Venue: Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel (coaches will be provided from Kowloon Tong)
Shortlisted students are required to write a feature article in English of up to 500 words, with three related photos, on the topic of ‘Green Living’ and submit it by Friday, 13 September 2019. All articles will be assessed using the same criteria as those for the shortlisting process.
Shortlisted students completing the programme will each receive a dining voucher at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel. The winning articles will be published on yp.scmp.com in November 2019.
All finalists will be invited to the results announcement and award presentation ceremony.
Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Venue: Lee Tung Avenue
Champion: HK$3,000 cash prize
1st runner-up: HK$2,000 cash prize
2nd runner-up: HK$1,000 cash prize
Merit (two places): HK$500 cash prize each
For more information about the programme, check out the dedicated website here.