Competition promotes use of the Internet

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 March, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 March, 2002, 12:00am

Young Web site designers and event organisers will soon have the chance to show off their skills in a competition aimed at promoting the use of the Internet.

Organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), together with the Education Department and Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, the competition features two categories - Web site design and project proposal. Web site designers are required to develop a Web site that appeals to children worldwide, stressing the importance of global interaction, co-operation and communication.

For the project proposal, competitors must come up with an activity that promotes the positive use of the Internet and address issues of online safety, privacy and copyright.

Winners of both categories will receive book coupons and trophies.

The winners of the project proposal category will also get a maximum of $30,000 each to implement their projects.

There is a section for secondary students or under-18s, and an open section for young adults between the ages of 19 and 35.

Application forms must be in by March 30, but competitors have until May 11 to submit their final products.

For more details, visit the Web site or call Charissa Chao on 2831 9183.