Hong Kong Students Prize

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, which is now in its fifth year, invites teachers from all Hong Kong secondary schools to nominate three of the best artworks produced by students within the academic year. University students may also enter and may self-nominate.

All artworks are viewed by a judging panel consisting of local art professionals, who then shortlist 20 finalists across the two categories. The top 20 Finalists' works are then exhibited at a prominent Hong Kong art fair where the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece. A First Prize winner and a Public Vote Prize winner are chosen, within each category, from the top 20 finalists.

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize aims to celebrate the importance of art in the education system and recognise the quality of art that can be produced by students in Hong Kong.

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Prize Details

Secondary Schools

1st Prize: School wins HK$20,000  Student wins HK$8,000

Public Vote Prize: School wins HK$10,000  Student wins HK$4,000


1st Prize: Student Wins HK$12,000

Public Vote Prize: Student wins HK$6,000

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The judges for the Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Hong Kong 2017 are:

Dominique Chan - Head of Gallery and Exhibitions at Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Angel Yip - Associate Specialist, Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Christie’s

Tiffany Pinkstone - SAF Director

Howard Bilton - SAF Chairman

Participating schools and universities in the Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Hong Kong 2017 are:

Secondary Schools:

American International School
Buddhist Tai Kwong Chi Hong College
Canossa College
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
Christ College
Discovery College
Fukein Secondary School (Kwun Tong)
German Swiss International School
Harrow International School
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School
Ho Lap College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Hong Kong Academy
Hong Kong True Light College
International Christian School
Jockey Club Ti-I College
King George V School
Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College
Renaissance College Hong Kong
Rhenish Church Pang Hok Ko Memorial College
Sing Yin Secondary School
Singapore International School (Hong Kong)
SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
St Stephen's Church College
The Harbour School
The Yuen Yuen Institute MFBM Nei Ming Chan Lui Chung Tak Memorial College
TWGHs Kwok Yat wai College
TWGHs Mr & Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College
TWGHs S C Gaw Memorial College
Victoria Shanghai Academy
Yew Chung International School
Ying Wa College


City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong Art School
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Open University of Hong Kong

Thank you very much for your participation!  

(Only Art Department Heads and Principals are eligible to enter students from Secondary Schools into the Prize. University Students may enter of their own accord.)

Deadline for entries: March 3, 2017
Finalists announced: May 11, 2017
Finalists Exhibition: Affordable Art Fair, May 19-21, 2017
Awards Ceremony: At The Sovereign Art Foundation booth at the Affordable Art Fair 

If you are passionate about art education and would like to sponsor the Students Prize please contact Art@SovereignArtFoundation.com

Past sponsors include:

G4Si Large


Mandarin Oriental


Moleskin (pulled from web)