Hong Kong Students Prize

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, which is now in its sixth year, invites teachers from all Hong Kong secondary schools to nominate three of the best artworks produced by students within the academic year. Students studying at tertiary institutions 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

Tertiary Institutions

1st Prize: Student Wins HK$12,000

Public Vote Prize: Student wins HK$6,000

Howard Bilton - Chairman and Founder, The Sovereign Art Foundation

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

Angela Li - Founder of Contemporary by Angela Li

Gary Mok - Hong Kong and Beijing-based artist and curator

Magnus Renfrew - ARTHQ and Taipei Dangdai


Secondary and tertiary institutions participating in the Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Hong Kong 2018 will be announced soon.


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.)

Voting Period: open now, voting closes midnight (HKT) Tuesday 16 October, 2018.

Finalists Exhibition: 

Monday 15 October - Saturday 20 October , 2018 (11:00am - 7:00pm daily)

HART Haus, 3/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong (MTR Kennedy Town Station Exit A)

Award Ceremony: Saturday 20 October, 2018 (11:00am)

HART Haus (address as above).


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)