Drawing competition on urban renewal
Winners of a drawing competition featuring urban renewal were
today (April 4) awarded for their creativity and talent at a prize
presentation ceremony by the Managing Director of the Urban Renewal
Authority (URA), Mr Billy Lam.
Over 400 participants, aged between eight and 17, earlier took part in a drawing competition organised by the Authority to promote public interest in urban renewal, a spokesperson for the Authority said. Divided into children and youth sections, participants were asked to create an ideal facelift of an old district in their drawings.
Champion of the Youth Section Yu Chi-fung said the new and old buildings of different colours in his work contrasted the old and redevelopment areas, underlining the importance of urban redevelopment. As an art student, he said he would use the book coupons to purchase some art reference books he longed to buy.
The 11-year-old winner of the Children Section Chiu Yuen-man said a pollution free environment is an ideal living place. In her eyes, the URA is an angel which transforms an old district and brings new life to it.
Winners of the first, second and third prizes are each given book coupons of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. There are also 10 outstanding prizes of $500 each for both sections.
Picture (A) shows Mr Lam presenting an award to Chiu Yuen-man. Picture (B) shows the winning entries.