Hi-tech contest to boost oral health care

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 October, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 October, 1994, 12:00am

ENTHUSIASTS of computer games design are invited to take part in a computer games software contest for the promotion of oral health education.

The competition, organised by the Oral Health Education Unit of the Department of Health in collaboration with the Hong Kong Computer Society, the Hong Kong Dental Association, the Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics and the Hong Kong Society for Multi-media of Image Computing, is open to all secondary school students and the public.

A spokesman for the department said entries should bring out messages on the importance of oral health care and the methods to prevent dental diseases.

He said: 'Participants are free to make use of animation cartoon stories, still or motion image games, or questions and answers format in designing their entries.' The contest is divided into secondary and open divisions. Participants may be individuals or in groups or families.

He said the three winners in each division would receive a souvenir and a cash coupon worth $5,000 to $10,000.

Application forms and health manuals are available from secondary schools, District Offices, and public libraries. Entries should be sent to the unit by hand or by mail before the end of this year.