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HKUST Library Photo Contest 2018

Day and Night @ the Library! – Show the Library Through Your Eyes

Submit a photograph that captures your feelings about the Library. It can …

  • be inside or outside the Library
  • feature the Library itself
  • show how you, your friends, or your family connect or interact with the Library


All HKUST students and staff, excluding (i) Library staff or their family members. and (ii) adjudicators or their family members


  • Grand Prize – HKD$1,250
  • 1st Runner up – HKD$750
  • 2nd Runner up – HKD$500
  • Most Facebook Likes – HKD$500


  • Email your photo to, subject Library Photos Competition
  • Email content must include: Your name, staff or student UID number, title of the photo in English or Chinese (description of the photo is also welcome).
  • Each participant can submit up to 3 photos (1 photo per email submission)
  • File Format: jpeg or jpg, and no larger than 10MB each
  • Minimum Resolution: 1,280 x 960 pixels (higher resolution preferred)
  • Digital enhancement is acceptable

Important Dates:

  • Period: March 1 (Thu) – April 18 (Wed), 2018
  • New Submission Deadline: 5:00pm, April 18 (Wed), 2018
  • Voting Period on Facebook: March 1 (Thu) – April 20 (Fri), 2018
  • Result Announcement: April 25 (Wed), 2018
  • Prize Ceremony: April 30 (Mon), 2018


  • A panel made up of Professor Agnes Ku (SOSC), Professor David Cheng CHANG (HUMA), Mr. Spiro Kwok (PTC Photographer)  and the Library User Communications Committee.
  • Criteria includes creativity, composition, skills & expression of the theme, and
  • Photos will be uploaded to the Library Facebook Photo Contest 2018 album for voting the “Most Facebook Likes” by the public.


  • You retain your rights to your photograph.
  • However, by entering the contest, you grant the HKUST Library a perpetual non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, display and/or create derivative works of your photograph in part or in whole, in any medium, for any HKUST Library’s operations and purposes. Photo credit will be given.
  • Each entry must be an original work taken by the participant.
  • Each entry must not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

Important Notes:

  • Do not disturb other Library users when filming.
  • No external lighting equipment, flash, or tripods allowed in the Library.
  • You must have permission from people appearing in the photographs.
  • By entering the competition, the entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the competition and decision of the adjudicators.
  • The HKUST Library reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the stated requirements. Any decisions by the HKUST Library on a participant’s fulfillment of any of the stated requirements shall be final and binding.


For enquiry, please contact Eunice Wong ( or Kevin Ho (


Grand Prize: Let’s Study by Yat Hei Tam (CIVL)

Let's Study

1st Runner up: If Books Have Eyes at HKUST Library by Ben Xu (ECE)

If Books Have Eyes at HKUST Library

2nd Runner Up: The Tetris Journey by Bhawat Traipattanakul (MECH)

The Tetris Journey

Description: Just like a game of Tetris, the academic journey is about filling in the gaps. Floating pieces of ideas are thrown around you. Sometimes, you have to keep turning an idea until it becomes the right shape. Sometimes, you have to keep pushing and pushing until the idea is on the right path. Sometimes, you are not on top of things and end up with piles of unorganized ideas. The library can be a place to help you become ahead of the game. With its tranquil atmosphere and a large collection of books, you can explore ways to make use of these piling floating ideas and eventually put the puzzle pieces together, filling in the gaps in order to move to the next level of your Tetris journey.

 2nd Runner Up: Eureka by Reno Adley Prawoto (ECE)


Description: Library is just the right place to turn on that light bulb on top of your head.

Most Facebook “Likes”: Photographer in Library by Pak Wing Yu (RMBI)

Photographer in Library


Photos of the Prize Presentation Ceremony

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last modified 04 June 2020