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Floating Solar Power System Photography Competition

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The Water Supplies Department (WSD) is committed to providing stable and quality water supply to our customers. To further enhance the cost-effectiveness of our service provision as well as to mitigate the impacts of climate change, we have been working to integrate green technologies into our daily operations. One of the examples is the eco-friendly pilot project of installing a floating solar power system at Shek Pik Reservoir and Plover Cove Reservoir respectively. In addition to generating solar power for the nearby waterworks facilities, the system can also reduce water evaporation of reservoirs, and suppress algae growth. Hong Kong’s first-ever floating solar power system installed at the Shek Pik Reservoir was commissioned in February 2017, while the one installed at the Plover Cove Reservoir is completed in October 2017.

The WSD now launches the "Floating Solar Power System Photography Competition" with a view to promoting the features and benefits of the floating solar power system to citizens through beautiful landscape shots that capture the harmonious integration of natural scenery and green technologies, and thereby encouraging energy conservation, the adoption of low-carbon lifestyles, and the enhancement of Hong Kong’s sustainability.

Leaflet

Leaflet

Poster

Poster

Competition Document(Image)

Competition Document

Theme

Adopting the scenery of Shek Pik Reservoir or Plover Cove Reservoir and the floating solar power system as the theme in order to highlight the benefits of the system such as reducing water evaporation and suppressing algae growth, and to show the beauty and harmonious integration of natural scenery and green technologies.

Map of Shek Pik Reservior

Location of the floating solar power system at Shek Pik Reservoir

Map of Plover Cove Reservior

Location of the floating solar power system at Plover Cove Reservoir

Photography Tours

Photography tours will be held in October and November 2017. Details are as follows:

Target: Public (aged 18 or above)
Fee: Free-of-charge (Registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis)

Shek Pik Reservoir Photography Tour
Date Time
Day Time Evening Starry Night
21/10 (Sat) 1:00pm - 3:00pm 4:30pm - 6:30pm 8:00pm - 10:00pm
22/10 (Sun)
28/10 (Sat)
29/10 (Sun)
19/11 (Sun)

Remarks: The organiser will provide round-trip shuttle bus service between Tung Chung MTR Station and Shek Pik Reservoir.
Because of the tropical cyclone warning signals raised on 14 & 15 October, the tours originally scheduled for those two days have now been re-scheduled to 29 October & 19 November.

Plover Cove Reservoir Photography Tour
Date Time
Star Trail Day Time Evening Starry Night
4/11 (Sat) 00:00am - 6:00am 1:00pm - 3:00pm 4:30pm - 6:30pm 8:00pm - 10:00pm
5/11 (Sun)
11/11 (Sat)
12/11 (Sun)
18/11 (Sat)

Remarks: The organiser will provide round-trip shuttle bus service between Tai Po Market MTR Station and Plover Cove Reservoir.

Click here for registration.

If any enquiries, please call 2815 4320.

Entry Submission

 

Photo shooting requirements
Photo shooting (Must be captured either at Shek Pik Reservoir or Plover Cove Reservoir, with a minimum of 30% of the entry covered by the floating solar power system)
Explain Creative Idea
Explain your creative idea with not more than 50 Chinese or English words
Submit your entry
Submit your entry here (Submit up to 5 entries. The entry must be submitted in JPEG format, of a size between 5MB and 10MB and with 8 million pixels or above)

Rules and Regulations

  1. The Competition is open to all Hong Kong residents aged 18 years old or above.
  2. Requirements of Entry:
    1. Photo-cropping and reasonable adjustments to the brightness, contrast or colour saturation are allowed for the entry. However, post-production computer processing, including computer composing and computer-aided colour adjustment, is not allowed.
    2. Entries with overlay signatures, borders, watermarks and personal information displayed in the form of text or symbols will not be accepted.
    3. RAW files of the selected entries will be required for submission.
  3. The Competition will only accept entries submitted from 16 October 2017 to 29 December 2017 (both days inclusive). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Participants should read all the rules, requirements, terms and conditions contained in the Competition Document before entering the Competition. In case of any dispute, the Organiser reserves the right to give the final verdict.

Submission Deadline

29 December 2017 (23:59 Hong Kong Time)

Prizes

Award Cash Coupon / Cash
Champion HK$ 10,000
1st Runner-up (2 places) HK$ 7,000
2nd Runner-up (3 places) HK$ 5,000
Merit Award (5 places) HK$ 1,000

Adjudication Panel

Entries shall be assessed by an adjudication panel comprising the following members:

  • Dr CHAN Hon Fai
Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Water Supplies
  • Ir Ringo YU Shek Man
Vice President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Mr LEE Wai On
Co-founder of the Kin Hang Hiking Group
  • Ir Dr Hon LO Wai Kwok
Legislative Council Member (Engineering)
  • Mr YAM Shik
Vice President of the Photographic Society of Hong Kong
  • Dr Rebecca LEE Lok Sze
Founder of the Polar Museum Foundation
  • Mr Enoch LAM Tin Sing, JP
Director of Water Supplies

The Organiser may change the composition of the adjudication panel without prior notice.

Assessment Criteria

The adjudication panel will assess the entries in accordance with the following criteria:

In case of any disputes over the competition results, the decisions of the Organiser and the adjudication panel shall be final and binding on all parties.

Enquiries

Email competition@wsd.gov.hk
Fax 2588 1594
Post: "Floating Solar Power System Photography Competition”
Public Relations Unit,
Water Supplies Department,
48/F, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Supporting Organisation: 

the Photographic Society of Hong Kong Logo