Solomon Systech Sponsored WWF Ocean’s 10 Campaign Awards Winners of Multi-media Creativity Competition
Winning Entries Highlight Urgency in Marine Life Protection
(Hong Kong – 10 June 2007) – Winners of the multi-media creativity competition under WWF’s Ocean’s 10 campaign received today prizes for their entries aiming to raise pubic awareness of the importance and urgency in protect marine life in local waters in Hong Kong. The marine life conservation campaign is sponsored by leading flat panel display IC company Solomon Systech (International) Limited (“Solomon Systech” or the “Group”, SEHK: 2878).
The Ocean’s 10 multi-media creativity competition was launched in January this year inviting “visual” gift to the 10 marine species featured in the campaign. The competition, divided into digital image and short video sections, were open to secondary and post-secondary students and members of the public. The winning works, which stood out among a total of 200 entries, were selected based on three criteria, namely theme matching ability, creativity and artistic quality.
The winners of the Digital Image Section are Ng Fei Lung (Open), Sun Chi Fai (Post Secondary) and Tong Tee Tak Judy (Secondary), and the top titles of the Short Video Section went to Lam Sheung Ting (Open), Chiu Yip Shing, Chan Wai Sing (Post Secondary) and Kwok Ka Ling, Hsu Ching Ho (Secondary).
Mr. Percy Lam, President of Solomon Systech Limited, said, “This multi-media creativity competition is a key activity in our 3-year sponsorship program with WWF. As a good corporate citizen, Solomon Systech has environmental protection always at heart and shares the vision of WWF in raising awareness of the community on wildlife. That is the drive behind our decision to support the Ocean’s 10 campaign and also why we are so pleased with the winning works of the multi-media creativity competition and confident of their contribution to drawing public attention on to environmental protection.”
The winning entries are on display at Whampao Fashion World now until 11 June 2007. They will be relocated and shown at Olympian City II North Atrium on 16 and 17 June 2007 to let more people learn about marine conservation issues.
WWF kicked off the Ocean’s 10 program in 2005 featuring 10 marine species found in Hong Kong waters to raise public awareness on the marine environment. Solomon Systech is the title sponsor of the campaign. The “Ocean’s 10” marine species are Brain Coral, Chinese Bahaba, the Chinese White Dolphin, the Green Turtle, the Hong Kong Grouper, Horseshoe Crab, Mudskipper, Sea Grass, the Purple Sea Urchin and the Yellow Croaker. Their information and unique stories including their biology, fun facts, threats and conservation status can be found on the newly launched Ocean’s 10 website at www.wwf.org.hk/oceans10.