Video Competition


In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Engineering is hosting a video competition for all HKUST members and the general public, inviting participants to flex their creative muscles and produce a short video showcasing how engineering serves the society or influence their daily lives.

Deadline of Application & Video Submission:
31 August 2022 (updated)




HKUST 30A SENG Video Competition

What is Engineering?

One man’s magic is another man’s engineering. Engineers are the carpenters of science, mediators between researchers and working mechanics, poets that mastered the art of code, and so much more. Their creations continue to shape the world we live in and have addressed some of the most pressing challenges in society. Without them, our future would be nowhere near as bright.

Through your submission, we salute the achievements of the finest engineers around us and recognize their sophisticated works of invention. Turn your focus – and your camera or phone – on all that engineering has brought to this world and discover the hidden gems of engineering in your everyday life. The question of "What is Engineering?" might seem broad, but there is no answer too vague or too shallow, it’s all about discovery, perspective, and way of expression. Pay close attention to the world around you, as the greatest inventions often lie in the most unlikely places.

Unleash your creativity, get your camera rolling!

What to enter

Produce a 3-minute original video in English, Cantonese or Mandarin (with English subtitles) under the theme of "What is engineering?". Each submission can be unique in terms of subject matter, approach, perspective and technique provided that it speaks to the theme of engineering, and most importantly they should all be visually compelling and impossible to ignore!

Potential directions to inspire your creativity:

  • Showcase modern engineering inventions that transformed the society and enhanced our quality of life
  • Amplify the vital role played by engineering in the unnoticed moments of our everyday life 
  • Feature engineering inventions that protected us from infection under the pandemic
  • Give it your own twist and define engineering from a unique perspective

Deadline for application and video submission:
31 August 2022 (updated)

Who to enter

The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to five members. The two competition categories are the HKUST category and the public category. 

All members of HKUST, including students, alumni, faculty members and staffs, are eligible to submit an entry under the HKUST category; while members of the general public, including secondary school students, tertiary education students and others, may enter the competition under the public category.

*Stay tuned for updates regarding the submission deadlines, public voting process, and announcement of winners.