“Object, Image, and American Culture” 2021

“Object, Image, and American Culture” 2021

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau presents:

“Object, Image, and American Culture” 2021

1. Objective

By inviting public submission of a photo/video on a personal object related to American culture, this program seeks to explore the long-standing and deep connections between Hong Kong, Macau and the United States through creative means; and stimulate interest in American culture and English writing.

2. Eligibility

– All full-time students from kindergartens to universities in Hong Kong and Macau
– General public in Hong Kong and Macau

3. Rules and regulations

• Each entrant is welcome to share one physical object based on first-hand American experience through video (1-2 minutes’ long) or photo supplemented by descriptions (150-300 words). Examples of featured objects: a favorite fluffy toy of an American cartoon character from a five-year-old; a best-loved American board game from a P4 kid; a ticket stub of an American superhero movie from a S5 student; an about-to-retire backpack from a college graduate gifted by an American buddy during an exchange program; a U.S.-bound plastic duck hand-painted by granny in a factory back in the 70’s…

• Each entrant can submit one entry of original work only.

• Any entry over the video duration or word limit will be disqualified.

• All videos or photo descriptions must be subtitled (if presented in a different language) or written in English.

• Student entrants should visit here and public entrants should go to here to fill out contact information before accessing submission link.

• All entries must be submitted to the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau by noon on or before August 31, 2021.

• This program is not open to the staff or their families of the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau.

⦁ Accompanying music, if included in the submitted video, should be royalty free and not infringe on any copyright.

⦁ Any submitted photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

• Entrants retain the copyright of their submitted entries. However, by entering this program, entrants grant the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau the rights to edit, publish and use the entries in any print and online media platforms.

• The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau reserves the right to modify the program rules and guidelines without prior notice. Should there be disputes, the consulate reserves the right of the final decision.

4. Workshops

• Dr. Jason Petrulis, Assistant Professor in Global History, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, will be leading two English workshops: student workshop on July 15 and public workshop on July 31. The two workshops will explore the relationship between objects and culture, and will come with a simple and fun writing exercise.

• Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The student workshop is designed for secondary school and university students. Interested students please register here. On the other hand, the public workshop is designed for all ages. Any child under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult participant in the workshop. Interested members of the public please register here. For the public workshop, participants are welcome to join as a group or family.

• These workshops are not open to the staff or their families of the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau.

5. Program follow-up

• All entrants will receive a souvenir as a token of appreciation for joining the program.

• All student participants will receive a participation certificate for OLE (Other Learning Experience) documentation.

• Selected entries will be showcased on the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau website and possibly featured on the consulate’s social media accounts.

6. Enquiries

Please contact Public Affairs Section at HKCultOutReach@state.gov for enquiries.

“Object, Image, and American Culture” 2021 (State Dept.)
“Object, Image, and American Culture” 2021