For Students

How a Gifted Mind Starts 2019/20

Overview and Important Dates

Online Poll for ‘My Favourite Work'

To read the Childhood Collection Booklet, please click HERE

1. Please vote according to the originality, creativity and inspiration of students’ works.

2. Each person can only vote for one work (there are altogether 77 participating works).

3. Please log in with a Google account to vote.

4. Please write down the number of your favourite work on the e-ballot.

5. The work that gets the most votes will win the "My Favourite Work Award", and the creator of the work will receive a book coupon and a certificate of merit.

6. The deadline of voting is 15 May 2020 (Friday), 12:00 noon.

Please click the poster above for

viewing the works


The Affective Education Division (AED) and Advanced Learning Experiences Division (ALED) launch the “How a Gifted Mind Starts” to offer gifted students an opportunity to show the traits of originality and creativity by sharing your work during childhood.

All HKAGE student members and other Hong Kong students are also welcomed to join us and submit childhood works to demonstrate your difference and uniqueness. You are invited to attend the Exhibition to share about your work.


Overview and Important Dates

Dates Events
26 Jun (Wed) – 12 noon on 31 Oct 2019 (Thu)

Submission with Entry Form

12 noon on 31 Oct 2019 (Thu)

Deadline for submission

To be confirmed Announcement of the selected childhood works
Early 2020

“How a Gifted Mind Starts” Forum cum Award Presentation Ceremony

Students' Childhood Work Exhibition

Requirements of Work Collection

The work shall be made when you were at the age of 6 or below; only one item to be submitted.

  • The work can be in various forms such as paintings, artwork, writing, poems, music, videos, science or engineering inventions, computer graphics, etc.
  • The works submitted will be retained for exhibition, research, demonstration and other educational purposes, and will be returned at a later date, uncollected works will be disposed after a specific date.
  • You are encouraged to submit a work which shows your originality and creativity!

Target Participants

HKAGE student members and other Hong Kong primary and secondary students (aged 10 to 18) are welcomed

Submission of Work

Please submit the work by clicking the following link:


Non Member:

We recommend the following file formats:

Photo: TIF, JPG and PNG /Video: MP4, WMV and RM  /Audio: WAV and MP3

Submission Period

26 June 2019 – 12 noon on 31 October 2019

Adjudication and Awards

Adjudication panel will be formed by gifted education practitioners for selecting the childhood works to be awarded and showcased at the Exhibition. Awardees will receive a book coupon and a certificate. Awards include but not limited to:

  • Originality Award;
  • Creativity Award;
  • Inspiration Award;
  • My Favourite Work (voted by the visitors at the Exhibition).

Important Notes

  • We encourage originality and creativity. Copyright remains with you though you give permission to us to publish the submitted work on the Internet in electronic format, as well as future promotional materials of the event, or to use them for non-profit-making academic purposes.
  • We will take videos and photographs of the event, and retain the right to edit, alter, publish and use any submitted works to the “How a Gifted Mind Starts” for non-profit-making exhibition, research, demonstration and other educational purposes.


Please contact us at 3940 0101 (After language selection, press "4") or email to