Drawing end to racism

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 December, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 December, 1997, 12:00am

The Home Affairs Bureau is organising a drawing competition to increase public awareness about racial equality.

The theme of the competition is 'Let's eliminate racial discrimination'.

'We hope the theme's clear and direct message will help drive home the universal truth that we are all born equal and that everyone is endowed with the same right to equal opportunities in every aspect of life, irrespective of their race, colour, nationality, country of origin, or other status,' a Government spokesman said.

'To deprive any person of these rights on the grounds of their race is morally wrong and irrational,' he added.

Participants can enter the competition under one of three categories: Lower Secondary (Form One to Form Three), Upper Secondary (Form Four to Form Seven) and Open.

All entries should be A2- size.

They should be sent with a completed application form to: Home Affairs Bureau, 31/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai.

There is no limit to the number of entries per participant.

Results will be announced in mid-March and winners will receive coupons worth between $1,000 and $14,000.

Judges will pick a champion, two runners-up and four merit winners.

Deadline for entries is February 14. Application forms are available at district offices.