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Artwork Exhibition cum Prize Presentation Ceremony of
the "Data is the New Art Form" Competition 2022

Prize Presentation Ceremony (16 June 2022)

Organized by the HKU Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science, the grand prize presentation ceremony of the “Data is the New Art Form“ Art Competition 2022 was joined by all shortlisted participants on June 16, 2022, afternoon. The ceremony, held in Chi Wah Learning Commons, was not only the arena of award-winning artworks exhibition, but also the occasion where the ranking of the submissions was announced on the spot. Over 100 guests and Competition participants shared the moments of excitement and joy with us!
Young and talents new artists presented their novel interpretations of concepts such as data science, artificial intelligence, and smart society. What is more impressive is their aesthetic sense in expressing visions towards the future.
Let’s take a look at the event highlights of the ceremony now!

The ceremony’s officiating guest, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research); Director of the HKU-IDS, Professor Max Shen, delivered his opening remarks. As Professor Shen stated, “The IDS has the mission to encourage the younger generations to contribute, in all possible forms, the betterment of the society, and this Art Competition shares that vision. The cross-discipline characteristic of our Institute is captured by many participants and artfully expressed in their artworks.”

Professor Shen further added that the combination of art and technology has generated artworks which are incredibly beautiful and creative, and he exclaimed in delight the expressiveness presented by all our New Data Artists.

Professor William Hayward, Dean of Social Sciences at HKU and also one of the judges to the Art Competition, was another officiating guest of the ceremony. He announced results to the winners of the Secondary School Group (Digital Graphics) and also the HKU Group.

Many friends and guests attended the event, including Principal Mr. Warren Chung from the Wah Yan College, Kowloon – their school was awarded the “Most Active Participation School Award” for having the most number of artwork submissions in the Competition. Mr. Chung received the award from our third officiating guest of the day, who was also a member of the judging panel of this Art Competition, Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at the University.

For the results of the Art Competition, please refer to the Competition website at

Snapshots of Art Exhibition at Chi Wah Learning Commons (10 – 21 June 2022)