The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Hong Kong, has changed its name to the Hong Kong Award for Young People. The award, a member of the International Award Association, will still uphold its principles of cultivating young people with a balanced programme of activities and challenges, said a spokesman. It will continue to strengthen the relationships with other youth organisations. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme was introduced to Hong Kong in 1961. It bowed out on Tuesday after 35 years. The number taking part has increased from 200 a year in the 1960s to 40,000 today.