To boost students’ awareness of global issues, the international year declared by the United Nations is adopted as the Competition’s theme every year. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their creativity and views on the selected theme in various art forms. Throughout the years, more than 30 countries/regions have participated in the Competition, contributing to an average of over 2,000 pieces of outstanding artwork every year.
Po Leung Kuk has organized the International Art and Design Competition (the Competition) since 2000 and successfully invited the Education Bureau, the Education University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art to be the co-organizers. The Competition aims to offer a platform for students to explore their art talents and promote the development of arts education in Hong Kong.