Winners of The 2018/9 Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes will have their artwork seen by millions when shown in Hong Kong Harbour, on two of the world’s most prominent screens. The 2 competitions offer artists exposure on an unprecedented scale.

The Sino Group has lit up Hong Kong with its Christmas and Chinese New Year illuminations for 35 years. Now, for the first time, in partnership with Niio, it will be displaying a curated selection of moving image art works during the festive periods of Christmas and the Chinese New Year. The works will be chosen from the winning artists of these ground-breaking art prizes and shown on two screens on the facades of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre.

We invite professional artists and art students from around the world to submit artworks that support creativity at its most diverse for either one or both competitions:

1. Category 1:
Theme: Artistic Blessing.
Sub themes: Festive, Celebration, Growth.
To be screened in December and over Christmas time.

2. Category 2:
Theme: New life.
Sub themes: Spring, Blossom, Growth, Rejuvenation.
To be screened in January and over Chinese New year time.

A jury of five international artworld and design professionals will select the winners.

For each competition category; one winner, one first runner-up and three merits will be chosen.

Their winning works will be publicly screened on the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre.

First place winners will receive USD 4,000 plus round-trip travel to Hong Kong (or the equivalent travel package of same value) and accommodation plus a Niio 4k Art Player.

Second place winners will receive USD 900 plus a Niio 4k Art Player.

Those placed third, fourth and fifth will receive USD 500.




Total Prize: $12,800.00