The Story of Jao Tsung-i Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools
‘The Story of Jao Tsung-i’ exhibition will be jointly presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The University of Hong Kong from 27 November 2019 to 22 June 2020 at Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The Story of Jao Tsung-i Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools is organised by Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong, Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology of Hong Kong Baptist University and The Jao Link, sponsored by Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole Fan Club and The Jao Studies Foundation, as well as supported by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations, HKEdCity, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and The Hong Kong Buddhist Association. The aims of the competition are (i) to enrich students’ learning experience, (ii) to arouse their interest in traditional Chinese culture through gaining an insight into Professor Jao’s life, and (iii) to develop their independent learning capabilities as well.
Brief Introduction of Professor Jao Tsung-i
Jao Tsung-i (1917-2018), courtesy names Bolian and Xuantang, secondary personal name Gu’an, was born into a tycoon family in Chaozhou, Guangdong. A world-renowned scholar in Chinese and Oriental Studies as well as arts and culture, Professor Jao devoted over 70 years of academic excellence, as well as mentoring generations of students. Undertaking a diverse but converging path in his scholarly pursuits, his contributions cover 13 genres ranging across the whole field of Sinology, including Pre-Qin History, Oracle Bone Studies, Studies of Bamboo and Silk Scripts, Paleography, Ancient Musicology, Religious Studies, Songs of Chu, Historiography (including Chaozhou Studies), History of East-West Relationship, Dunhuang Studies, Bibliographical Studies, Classical Chinese Literature, Chinese Art History, etc. A prolific writer, he was the author of over 80 books and over 1000 theses and other articles, many of which have opened up new vistas of research possibilities. Not only did he have remarkable achievements in scholarship, he also created his own style of painting and calligraphy developed from internalising the essence of Chinese masterpieces. In December 2011, Professor Jao succeeded to the 7th President of the Xiling Society of Seal Arts. In September 2013, he was appointed as Associate Foreign Member of Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Institut de France.
Rules for the Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools
All local secondary school students are eligible to participate in the Competition. Students of secondary 1 to 3 are eligible to participate in the Junior Secondary Category. Students of secondary 4 to 6 are eligible to participate in the Senior Secondary Category. Each project can be written by a group of two to five students. Each school may nominate multiple teams from each category.
Participants must personally visit ‘The Story of Jao Tsung-i’ exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The content of the Field Project must relate to and constitute substantial part of the exhibition. Participants may also refer to other publications, websites, or newspaper to enrich the content of their field project.
The Project must be submitted in Microsoft Word format and the maximum file size is 15MB. Project file name must be [Name of the school]_[Name of Student] (e.g. ABC_Sec_Sch_Chan_Tai_Man.docx). In case of a group submission, please use one of the student names. The file name of Submission Form must be [Name of the School]_[Submission] (e.g. ABC_Sec_Sch_Submission). Each participating school must submit the Project(s) and the Submission Form(s) together via the email address of the teacher-in-charge at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
The Project can be submitted in either English or Chinese.
Junior Secondary Category: The Project must be of no less than 1,000 words and designed on A4 size papers, including all front/back covers, contents and appendices.
Senior Secondary Category: The Project must be of no less than 2,000 words and designed on A4 size papers, including all front/back covers, contents and appendices.
The Project can also be submitted in VIDEO format in accordance with the following requirements:
The video should be no more than 8 minutes in length, with YouTube compatible video format, i.e., .avi/.mov/.mpeg4/.mp4. The video should be creative and of original content. No copyright infringement is allowed.
The Project must be typed and submitted in Microsoft Word format (as .docx file), including a creative cover page.
The last page must include the school name, class and full name of the participants in either or both Chinese and English. The student is strictly prohibited to disclose his/her name, images and school name in the Field Project other than the last page, otherwise marks will be deducted.
Participants must not submit any book reports (or its translation), or any other work that has been previously published or submitted to any other open competitions to this competition. Participants must not plagiarise the work of others. The contents of any books or references that are used in the project, including pictures, photos, tables and diagrams, must be quoted in the report. The details of the sources, such as the names of the books or the URLs of the websites, must be indicated and acknowledged clearly. Marks will be deducted or the Project will be disqualified if the Field Project fails to comply with the requirements.
Participants will be responsible for the cost of the production of their projects.
Once the Project is submitted, it cannot be amended or modified. Only the first submitted version will be adjudicated.
All Projects submitted later than the deadline will not be considered.
All Projects will not be returned.
All the copyrights of the competition Projects submitted by the participants will belong to the Organiser. The Organiser has the right to publish in whole or in part of the Projects.
The decision made by the Organising Committee for the Competition for the Secondary Schools is final.
The Project must be submitted on or before 23 October 2020.
All entries should be submitted together with completed submission forms to:
Hong Kong Baptist University Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology,
Room SWT707F, Level 7, Shaw Tower, Shaw Campus, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
For the submssion of soft copy(.docx), please email the completed submisson form and project to email@example.com on or before 23rd October, 2020.
Prizes of the Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools
The Junior Secondary Category and the Senior Secondary Category each have the following awards:
Champion (ONE team):
Jao Studies Scholarship of HKD 60,000, Trophy and Certificate of Merit
First runner-up (ONE team):
Jao Studies Scholarship of HKD 45,000, Trophy and Certificate of Merit
Second runner-up (ONE team):
Jao Studies Scholarship of HKD 30,000, Trophy and Certificate of Merit
Outstanding Performance Award (TWENTY teams):
Scholarship of HKD 3,000, Trophy and Certificate of Merit
Adjudication of the Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools
The panel of judges comprises representatives from the government, the educational and cultural sectors as following (arranged alphabetically by last name):
Professor CHEN Zhi, Director, Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr CHENG Wai Ming, Peter, Deputy Director (Research), Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong
Dr LAU Fung Ha, Lesley, Head, Art Promotion Office
Professor LEE Chack Fan, Director, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong
Ms LO SL Fione, Museum Director, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Dr LOK Wai Ying, Irene, Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor SIN Chow Yiu, Head, School of Arts, Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
Dr SUN Lichuan, Editor-in-chief, The Artist magazine
Professor Joseph JY SUNG, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr TANG Wai Hung, Deputy Director (Arts), Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong
Dr ZHAO Dongxiao, Director and General Manager, Chung Hwa Book Co., (H.K.) Ltd.
All the Field Projects will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Content (Demonstration of understanding of Professor Jao Tsung-i’s story and reflections) 60%
- Presentation skill 20%
- Creativity 20%
For any enquiries, please contact the Secretariat of The Story of Jao Tsung-i Field Project Competition for Secondary Schools.
Telephone: 3917 5784
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