MGTO stages a prize-giving ceremony today for outreach programs of Macao International Fireworks Display Contest

Prize presenters and winners of various contests

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held a prize-giving ceremony today (7 December) for the Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest, Trophy Design Contest and Songwriting Contest of the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest.

The prize-giving ceremony was held at Wynn Macau. MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Deputy Directors Cheng Wai Tong and Ricky Hoi, representatives of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau as well as Marine and Water Bureau, along with personages representing local circles of media, photographers, designers, advertising agencies and music professionals presented a total of 40 prizes to winners of the Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest, Trophy Design Contest as well as the newly-launched Songwriting Contest of the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest. Winners or persons on their behalf received the prizes at the ceremony and exchanged ideas that inspired their creativity. A lively vibe filled the occasion.

In the Photo Contest of the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, the first prizes in Group 1: Students (Age: 24 or under) and Group 2: Public (Age: 18 or above) went to Choi Yat Yin and Li Man Lok respectively. In the Student Drawing Contest, Alvin Long In Chon received the first prize in Group 1 (Age: 6 to 10) while the first prizes in Group 2 (Age: 11 to 14) and Group 3 (Age: 15 to 18) went to Cheng Lok Cheong and Tam Pek I respectively. The first-prize winners of the Trophy Design Contest and the Songwriting Contest are Vanessa Oliveros Yam and Mathew Lam Chun Yat respectively. The full list of awardees will be posted on MGTO’s website.

MGTO received over 1,000 entries for the contests this year. To welcome the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, MGTO has launched the Songwriting Contest this year. The prize-winning entry will become the theme song of the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, while the prize-winning works of the Trophy Design Contest may be adopted as the designs of real trophies presented to the winning teams of the fireworks display contest next year.

Organized by MGTO, the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest is one of Macao’s spectacular annual events not to miss. Outstanding fireworks teams come from different parts of the world to present an array of top-quality fireworks displays which attract a great number of visiting and local spectators. To enhance residents’ level of enthusiasm towards the event, MGTO organized four outreach programs this year including the Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest, Trophy Design Contest and Songwriting Contest. The outreach programs were sponsored by Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A.

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