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Hong Kong’s first-ever world-class car show event, the Hong Kong International Motor Show 2020 (IMSHK), will be held in July next year. The organiser, International Motor Show (HK) Management Limited recently launched the “Design the Future” Automotive Design Competition for tertiary students and received enthusiastic responses. To take one step ahead, the organiser join hands with Hong Kong Wen Wei Management College and ProRacing Sim and Training Centre, along with the full support from the Sporting Organisation, Hong Kong Automobile Association, to launch the inaugural Hong Kong Inter-school Race Track Design Competition for non-tertiary students to showcase their creativity by designing unique and localised virtual racing circuits of Hong Kong.
Create dedicated race tracks in Hong Kong
The Launch Press Conference held today (4 Dec) with the Guest of Honour, Dr David Chung, JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology), Mr Lawrence Yu, SBS, MBE, JP (Governor of Hong Kong Automobile Association), Ms Carmen Au Yeung (General Manager of International Motor Show (HK) Management Limited), Mr Jiang Zeng He (Executive Vice President of Hong Kong Wen Wei Management College) and Mr Thomas Leung (Founder of ProRacing Limited) witnessing the official kick-off of the competition.
The competition invites all non-tertiary students aged 15 or above to participate in an inter-school team format. Participating teams are required to use Hong Kong as a blueprint to design virtual racing circuits, by choosing one district, a mixture of different districts, or even create new districts of Hong Kong, and incorporating with Hong Kong unique features such as landmarks, iconic buildings and sightseeing hot spots, etc. All finalist teams will be given scholarship and their works will be installed at simulators for visitors’ trial experience at the IMSHK, which may even be further developed into localised Hong Kong eSports games in the future.
Enhance I&T atmosphere in Hong Kong
Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology said, “Students have unlimited creativity and the courage to try, which are key to promoting the development of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T). This competition does not only access students’ creative thinking, but also the application of the latest technology and software, aiming to enhance their creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. It is definitely a distinct opportunity for them to experience and learn. While the Government continues to invest resources to improve Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem and cultivate more talents, we also hope to have more support and participation of the community, and to work together in enhancing Hong Kong’s I&T atmosphere.”
Create opportunities for young people
In view of the prevalence of e-sports activities in recent years, the organiser, International Motor Show (HK) Management Limited hopes to agglomerate support from the local industry and academia and create opportunities for young people. Participating teams can create unique racing experience through designing Hong Kong-specific race tracks with local elements. “We hope to instill more design and artistic ideas to STEM education, which has been actively promoted in Hong Kong in recent years, through this competition, and to reflect the practical application and operation of STEM and STEAM. In addition, students will incorporate Hong Kong’s famous landmarks and buildings in their works, enabling them to understand the story and history behind during the process, thereby enhancing their sense of belonging to Hong Kong,” said Ms Carmen Au Yeung, General Manager of International Motor Show (HK) Management Limited.
Drive the development of motorsport
During the competition, the organisers will host various workshops for participating teams to introduce the software to be used and its application. The teams could utilise the software by combining techniques of photography, urban planning, surveying, 2D and 3D design, etc. They can develop cross-disciplinary expertise in order to fully demonstrate their creativity with their designs. Ambassador of IMSHK, Ms Denise Yeung, who is also a female car racer in Hong Kong, tried out the official demo track using simulator at the launching for guests’ prior experience.
Hoping to cultivate a creative culture for the new generation, Mr Lawrence Yu, Head Judge of the competition, said, “We will select the winning entries that can fully integrate and apply STEAM. Those winning works will be installed at simulators for visitors’ trial at IMSHK. We hope that this competition can deepen the public’s understanding of local motorsport and further promote its development.”
The judging panel also comprises other elite members of the industry and experts from academia, including Mr Terence Leung (Senior Manager, Esports and Youth Team of Cyberport), Mr Thomas Leung (Founder of ProRacing Limited), Ir Dr Eric Liu (Deputy Executive Director of Vocational Training Council), Mr Kenneth Ma (Founder of FRD Motorsports), Dr Jenny Yao (Director of Circuit Design & Safety Research Center of Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.), and Mr Frank Yu (Founder of Craft-Bamboo Racing Team).
Online registration starts now. For more details of the competition, please visit the official website: www.imxhk.com.
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IMSHK will be held in July 2020 at AsiaWorld-Expo. Comparable to the world’s other top motor shows, this inaugural world-class international motor show positions itself as the most futuristic and dynamic international show in Hong Kong.
IMSHK will feature many futuristic creations and developments in the motor industry. Renowned car manufacturers from all over the world will showcase their latest luxury cars, supercars and concept cars, alongside innovative technology, components and parts.
Other activities such as global automotive forum, eSports and inter-activities, as well as a platform for facilitating business cooperation, information and knowledge exchanges for car professionals, designers, industry practitioners, start-ups and students will be staged. This promises to be a “must-see” for all car lovers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, APAC region and other countries.
About Hong Kong Wen Wei Management College
Hong Kong Wen Wei Management College is a training institution authorised and licensed by SAFEA (the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs). Its mission is to promote economic, cultural and technological cooperation in the forms of academic training and business exchange.
About ProRacing Sim and Training Centre
ProRacing offers Hong Kong’s most advanced and realistic simulation racing experience and training courses, giving people aged 7 or above the opportunity to experience racing. Professional racers who have used the ProRacing simulator including Mr Adderly Fong (Champion of Audi LMS Cup 2013, former GP3 driver, former F1 development driver), Mr Dan Wells (Champion of Asian Formula Renault 2015), and Ms Denise Yeung (Hong Kong’s first female racer).