CityU Science Video Competition 2024

Science is around us. Can you explain a scientific principle or phenomenon in a simple and clear way to people who do not understand science?

The CityU Science Video Competition 2024 is for all full-time secondary school students in Hong Kong. We aim to develop public interest in science and inspire creative thinking about science. Participants will create short (maximum 5 minutes) and innovative videos that explain or demonstrate a scientific principle or phenomenon that would otherwise require many words to communicate. The concept explained in your video can be something that you have learned at school or a phenomenon not taught in the class, but you are excited about. Winning videos are the ones that communicate a complex concept in a scientifically accurate, original, engaging, and imaginative way. Dance! Drama! Props! Animation! All we want is an interesting and creative video about science!


English or Chinese


Maximum 5-minute video. Upload to YouTube as an unlisted video (i.e. can only be seen and shared by anyone with the link). The video must be originally published.


  • Secondary school students in Hong Kong
  • Individual or a team with a maximum of 8 students from the same school
  • Each student / team can only submit one entry


  • Gold Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 1,200
  • Silver Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 800
  • Bronze Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 600
(8 - 12 awards depending on the quality of submissions)
  • “Most-liked Video” Award: One trophy and book voucher of HKD 600
  • Best Participation Award for School: One trophy and a certificate for the school with the highest number of video entries

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Submission Deadline:

31 July 2024 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) [Submission Form]

Assessment Criteria:

Winning videos will be selected by a panel of judges comprising subject experts.

Criteria Details
Content (40%) Depth of knowledge in science
Creativity & Attractiveness (40%) Resonating ideas in daily life which can arouse public interest.
Innovative concepts, unique presentation.
Production (20%) Filmmaking techniques

Online Information Sessions: 

Date*: 1 March 2024 (Fri) 17 May 2024 (Fri)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Language: Cantonese supplemented by English
Details: Information Session Details (PDF)
*Each session covers the same content.

Awards Presentation Ceremony:

All winners will be invited to attend an awards presentation ceremony to be held at CityU Kowloon Tong campus in late October or early November 2024 tentatively.

Enquiry: / 3442-7765

Terms and Conditions:

  • The entry must be the entrant’s original work and it does not infringe any copyright of any person. In addition, the entry must be the entrant’s first published work which has never been published in any exhibitions/ any related events or submitted in other competitions.
  • The entry must not contain obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, objectionable, insulting or any of the controversial and inappropriate content.
  • The entrant must ensure all provided information to be genuine and correct. The entrant with dishonest or incorrect information, or has been verified as so after report, will be disqualified. The entrant should hold the full responsibility for any loss caused to the College of Science, City University of Hong Kong or any third party.
  • After the submission, the entry should not be modified, exchanged or returned.
  • If the entry contains authorized material(s) or requests a permission during video recording, the entrant should obtain the authorization(s) from the copyright owner(s) or corresponding venue owner(s). The entrant may be requested to show their approval documents.
  • The entrant shall grant the usage rights, including renaming, copying, editing, distributing, broadcasting of parts or/and all footage of the entry, to the College of Science, City University of Hong Kong.
  • All decisions made by the judging panel are final.
  • The College of Science, City University of Hong Kong has the full authority to make final decisions in all matters related to this competition, including the terms and conditions, prizes and other arrangements without prior notification.
  • Entrant is regarded to accept the above terms and conditions upon submitting the entry. Any violation of the terms and conditions may result in disqualification from the competition, subject to the final discretion of the College of Science. There is no appeal mechanism in this competition.

Video Competition Poster

Winners of CityU Science Video Competition 2023

  School Name Student Name Video
Gold Award Christian Alliance College Chan Lai Yiu
Law Hiu Ching
Tsang Suet Yi
火二角, 沒有火源的燃燒?
Gold Award German Swiss International School Lee Annabelle
Yin Adora Elizabeth
A Journey into Motion
Gold Award Heep Yunn School Kwok Yip Tung
Lai Sum Yuet
Lam Tin Lam
Lau Yan Tong
Tang Wing Man
Gold Award Sha Tin Methodist College Chan Chun Yin
Lam Pak Ming
Wu Tsz Hong
Silver Award Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School Chan Chi Kong Brian
Chan Kwun Wang Eric
Cheung Ho Yin
Lam Ho Tin
Wong Hui Yin
Momentum — From Snooker To Saving Our Lives
Silver Award Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) Chan Tsz Ying
Fong Ching Nam
Hong Chi Ching
So Hoi Kiu
Wong Hei Tung
溫度由我控 Ineluctable Covetous Equilibrium to the rescue! ?
Silver Award Queen Elizabeth School Chen Wai Yu
Cheng Ching Yi
Hu Jing Ying
Lin Zi Rong
Tse Tim Hei
Silver Award St. Paul's Convent School Li Tammy
Poon Chi Yung
Yu Wing Nam
The Glowing Message
Bronze Award Holy Trinity College Choi Hiu Ying
Hsieh Wai Kiu
Li Pui Chi
Ng Ho Man
Wong Hang Yan
Zhang Lai Man
Bronze Award Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School Chung Hoi Yiu
Law Nga Man Emma
Leung Hei Yau
Bronze Award Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School Chan Ngai
Chen Yan Tung
Cheung Tsz Chung
Lin Weiwen
Pun Chi Ho
Wong Tsz Yee
Bronze Award St. Paul's Convent School Au Cheuk Kiu Agnes
Leung Wan Yin
Pang Yuen Ting
Wan Yui Ka Cynthia
燒肉記 Yakiniku Adventure
Most-liked Video Award
(711 likes in the public voting)
Holy Trinity College Choi Hiu Ying
Hsieh Wai Kiu
Li Pui Chi
Ng Ho Man
Wong Hang Yan
Zhang Lai Man