Contest offers snappers a sporting chance

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 31 May, 2008, 12:00am

A university has launched a photo competition to get students and the public to consider the relationship between science and sport.

'Science in Sports', organised by Baptist University, wants to encourage people to think about the scientific principles behind various sports.

'We would like to stimulate students and the public to explore the relationship between science and sports through photography,' a university spokeswoman said.

She said participants could find many good examples in daily life.

'Sciences can be found in every kind of sport, although people may not be aware of them. For example, in ice-skating, there are the mechanics behind how the thin metal blade of the skates glide over the surface of ice,' she said.

The contest is part of the science festival organised by the university's science faculty.

It is divided into two categories, one for primary and secondary students and the other for university students and the public.

Entries must be individual works and have been taken in Hong Kong within a year before next Friday's submission deadline.

Participants are required to write a caption of no more than 50 words to explain their themes.

Award-winning photographs will be displayed at the faculty's open day on July 8.

The winners will get a single lens reflex digital camera, first and second runners-up, point-and-shoot digital cameras, and the winner of an outstanding award will get a HK$200 photo equipment voucher.

The open day will also feature talks, exhibitions, laboratory tours, experiment demonstrations, a DIY photo workshop and games for secondary students.

Other highlights of the science festival include the Science and Environment Camp and the Mathematics Summer Camp for secondary students between July 3 and 5.

For contest details, visit:, or call tel at 3411-5877.