About Heritage Detectives

About Heritage Detectives

About the ‘Heritage Detectives’ project

Hong Kong may be your home - but how much do you know really about it? How much of Hong Kong's history are you aware of?

Young Post wants you to investigate your history. We want you to learn the city's secrets and understand how its past affects you, so we're launching the Heritage Detectives Project.

With Heritage Detectives you will:

- meet members of the YP team and learn about life as a journalist
- interview elderly people to find out what life in Hong Kong was like when they were your age
- present your interviewees' stories through writing, photos and video (video is optional)
- play a part in projecting the city's collective memories
- see your work published

Step by step

1. Registration

The Heritage Detectives project is open to all Hong Kong secondary school students and teachers.

Registrations are now closed.

- Teams must have minimum of three people, but there is no maximum.
- There can be more than one team per school.
- Each team should have a designated team leader, who will be easily reached, and responsible for handing in the team’s project by the deadline.
- Team leaders can either be a teacher or a student aged 15 and above.
- Other roles include writing, photography and editing, and must be filled by secondary school students.

We have had some interest from upper primary students. If you are P5 or P6 and are intersted in taking part, ask you teacher to email olivia.chavassieu@scmp.com

2. Workshop

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Heritage Project and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Date: Monday, March 7
Time: 4pm to 5.45pm
Venue: The Heritage Museum, Sha Tin

The workshop will give participants the basic tools they’ll need to accomplish their project.
- Each team will be able to send two of its members.
- Names and details of participants should be included in the registration form.

At the workshop, participants will get tips on how to do an interview, write a good story and shoot good portraits. Speakers from the Hong Kong Heritage project will also give a quick talk on the importance of preserving our heritage and tips on collecting oral history.

We will send team leaders more information closer to the date.

3. Submission

For a chance to see their work published, teams will need to submit their reportage before April 25.

We will ask for 500 to 800 words max for the final report, but teams will be free to send any additional material including photos, videos, audio recording, illustration, etc.

All entries will be published on the Young Post website, and some of them will be published in print as well.

More details on submission and publication will be announced closer to that date.

Deadline: Monday, April 25.

4. Publication

The six best reports will be published in Young Post on Fridays starting May 6 until June 10. A wrap-up edition will also be published on Friday, June 10 and will include other project insights and some comments from the participants.

All submission can be read online on the Heritage Detectives platform



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