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Introduction
Dietary salt (sodium) and sugar intakes are closely related to health. Excessive salt intake will increase the risk of developing hypertension, fatal stroke and coronary heart disease while dietary sugar intake is a determinant of body weight and dental caries. As such, everyone should aware the amount of salt and sugar in their diet and control the intake amounts accordingly.

The Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food, the Food and Health Bureau, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Department of Health and the Education Bureau, in collaboration with the Committee on Home-School Co-operation, will jointly launch the Smart Choices for Low-Salt and Low-Sugar Slogan Writing cum Poster Design Competition (the Competition). The Competition aims to raise the awareness of the public on the reduction of salt and sugar in food as well as the use of nutrition labelling to reduce the dietary intake of salt and sugar, so as to promote healthy eating.

There will be four student categories classified by class level for the Poster Design Competition. For the Slogan Writing Competition, students will be further divided into Chinese slogan group and English Slogan group, i.e. eight student categories in total.

The themes of the entries for different categories are as follows:

Slogan Writing Competition

  Class Level Chinese Slogan Group English Slogan Group
Junior Primary Primary 1 to 3 Students have to write a slogan to show the ideas on reducing dietary intake of salt and sugar of themselves or their parents.
Senior Primary Primary 4 to 6
Junior Secondary Form 1 to 3 Students have to write a slogan to show the ideas on reducing dietary intake of salt and sugar with the use of nutrition labels.
Senior Secondary Form 4 to 6
  Class Level Chinese Slogan Group English Slogan Group
Junior Primary
Primary 1 to 3 Students have to draw a poster with a slogan as title to show the ideas on reducing dietary intake of salt and sugar of themselves or their parents.
Senior Primary Primary 4 to 6
Junior Secondary Form 1 to 3 Students have to draw a poster with a slogan as title to show the ideas on reducing dietary intake of salt and sugar with the use of nutrition labels.
Senior Secondary Form 4 to 6
Slogan Writing Competition
  • Number of words : within 30 (in Chinese or English)
  • Participants can submit either Chinese or English slogan, or both to join both groups.
Poster Design Competition
  • Original manuscripts or colour printouts in A3 size (297 x 420 mm) are required for submission. All entries must be original and match the theme of the competition.
  • There is no restriction on drawing tool. Computer-aided design is welcomed but the use of Clip Art is not allowed. For computer-aided design, the entry should be submitted in “jpg” or “png” format of at least 300 dpi.
  • A slogan should tie in with the poster to illustrate the message.
  •  For computer-aided design, a CD-R or DVD containing the file should be submitted together with a colour printout.
Slogan Writing Competition
A judging panel will judge the entries according to the criteria below:
  • Message presentation and appropriateness: 40%
  • Use of language (structure, wording, rhetoric, rhyme): 30%
  • Creativity and originality: 30%
Poster Design Competition
A judging panel will judge the entries and select entries for online voting of the “Most Liked Award” according to the criteria below:
  • Message presentation and appropriateness: 40%
  • Attractiveness and anesthetic: 30%
  • Creativity and originality: 30%
  • A “Best Slogan Award” in each category for the Slogan Writing Competition will be selected by a judging panel.
  • A champion, a first runner-up, a second runner-up and three merit awardees in each category of the Poster Design Competition will be selected by the judging panel for online voting of the “Most Liked Award”. Six entries in each category will be uploaded to the Hong Kong’s Action on Salt and Sugar Reduction page or a specific website for public voting. The entry with the highest number of votes in each category will be awarded the “Most Liked Award”.
  • On the other hand, the winners (champion, first runner-up, and second runner-up) of the Poster Design Competition will have to present the winner entries on the stage in the final round, including the theme and the making of the entry. The judging panel will select a winner in each category for the “Best Presentation Award”.
  • Winners of the “Best Slogan Award” and the six finalist entries in each category of the Poster Design Competition will be informed individually after 15, September 2017 (Friday).
  • All winners in each category will be awarded prizes and certificates.
Slogan Writing Competition (one for each group)
Award Prize (Gift voucher)
Best Slogan Award Worth HK$600
Poster Design Competition (one for each category)
Award Prize (Book gift voucher)
Champion Worth HK$2,400
First Runner-up Worth HK$1,800
Second Runner-up Worth HK$1,500
Most Liked Award Worth HK$1,000
Best Presentation Award Worth HK$1,000
  • The winning slogans, posters and prize winners, etc. will be considered to be featured in the calendar produced by CFS in 2018.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions:
  • Each entrant should only submit one application, one slogan for each Chinese or English group and one poster entry. The same entry cannot be submitted more than once. Each school can nominate up to 10 entries for each category.
  • Once an entry is submitted, it cannot be modified or replaced and will not be returned to the entrant.
  • An entry must be the original work of the entrant and does not infringe upon the rights (including intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or confidentiality) of any other parties. Otherwise, it would be disqualified for the Competition or award. Entrants are responsible for all legal liabilities. Shall their entries violate any laws, the Organiser will not be held legally responsible.
  • All entrants must guarantee that their entries submitted have neither been openly shown, publicised or broadcast in any other media platforms, nor have been involved in any commercial activities or submitted for other competitions.
  • Entrant s should be responsible for the security and virus issues in relation to submitting files . If virus is detected at the submitted file, the entry w ill be disqualified.
  • Entrants shall understand and agree to grant and assign exclusively to the Organiser all the intellectual property rights of the submitted entry . The Organi s er has the right to display the entry content, title, synopsis and entrants ’ information in any form of media for demonstration, publication, exhibition, promotion or any non-commercial activities. The Organi s er also has the authority to edit, translate, adapt, use, copy and distribute , in whole or in part of the entries without any need for prior consent of or payment of fees to the entrants .
  • An entry should not contain any material that is obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, indecent, disparaging or content that is controversial and inappropriate.
  • Selected entries, together with entrants ’ names and synopsis will be posted for public viewing and voting at the Competition website or Facebook page.
  • Entrants and their parents should allow the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) to arrange its staff to take photographs and/or videos of them on the day of the final round cum award presentation ceremony of the Competition and also the use of the photographs and/or videos for publicity and promotional activities of the CFS.
  • The decisions of the judging panel on the Competition results shall be final. In case of dispute, the Organiser’s decision is final.
  • Entrants are to abide by the Organiser’s decision on all matters relating to the Competition, which shall be final. This includes the right to interpret, amend, cancel or suspend the terms and conditions, prizes and other arrangements of the C ompetition without prior notice.
  • All winners are required to provide their Hong Kong Identity Cards, student ID cards or any other valid documents for verification purposes.
  • The right to receive a prize is non-assignable and non-transferable.
  • By submitting an entry in the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or retract any award from an entrant who it believes has breached any of these terms and conditions. No appeals will be entertained.
  • Entrants must be Hong Kong residents. The Competition is not open to employees of the Organiser and their immediate family members as well as people involved in organising the Competition.