Project SEE Social Innovation Competition

“The best way to learn about anything is by doing ” – Richard Branson

Every big change starts with a small step. We believe your innovative ideas and the impact you can make are the compass guiding our society towards a better future! You will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice by participating in the “Project SEE Social Innovation Competition”. This competition encourages you to plan and implement a “social innovation project”, contributing positively to society.


  • To encourage EdUHK students to serve and contribute to society with innovative ideas
  • To enhance students’ understanding of and foster their sense of commitment and responsibilities
  • To nurture students’ all-round qualities, especially integrity, perseverance, teamwork, leadership and compassion
  • To strengthen students’ professional knowledge and skills by applying entrepreneurial concepts, knowledge, skills and methodologies learned to specific, real-world business problems and issues
  • All EdUHK students, either full-time or part-time
  • Students can apply either individually or in a group
  • Priority will be given to those who have previous experiences in organizing community services
Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations can be downloaded here.

Submission of Entries

To enter the Competition, applicants are required to develop a social innovative solution to a social issue and submit the ideas in PowerPoint Slides, together with a presentation video following the guidelines below:

PowerPoint Slides

  • The slides shall at least include the following contents:
    • project title;
    • specific social issue to be addressed;
    • brief summary and plan of the project;
    • impact of the project, including expected number of beneficiaries;
    • details on how to assess the effectiveness of the project; and
    • a budget plan (miscellaneous and unspecified items will not be considered)
  • The slides shall be submitted in PDF format
  • The slides shall be written in either Chinese or English
  • The total number of slides should be at least 5 and no more than 10

Presentation Video

  • Film in a well-lit and indoor location with as little background noise as possible
  • Applicant(s) should be shown clearly without face mask in the video at all times
  • The presentation shall be in either Chinese or English
  • Video length: not more than 10 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 (landscape)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or 4K
  • Video format: either in MP4 or MOV
  • Submission method: submit an access link for watching and download

Entries can be submitted online at https://eduhk.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cYiATQE6WMSRPue.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, 24 March 2024.

Adjudication & Final Pitching

The submitted entries will be adjudicated by a Judging Panel comprising 3 judges who are EdUHK staff and/or external guest(s) invited by the Organiser.  The top 10 teams will be invited to conduct a final pitching to the Judging Panel on Monday, 8 April 2024 at Special Education Room, 1/F, Mong Man Wai Library, EdUHK.

The Adjudication Panel of each round shall comprise 3 judges who are EdUHK staff and/or external guest(s) invited by the Organiser.

Submitted Entries and the presentations in all rounds will be judged by the Adjudication Panel based on the following judging criteria:

Criteria Description Weighing
Innovation & Relevancy
  • How innovative is the proposed solution with regard to addressing the social issue?
  • How relevant does the solution respond to the specific social issue?
  • What is the scale of potential social impact of the solution?
  • How significant is the impact?
  • Is appropriate and adequate evaluation of the project outcomes clearly planned?
  • How feasible is the solution in practice?
  • How justifiable is the proposed budget?
  • Will the solution be sustainable over the long term?
  • Is the content organised and clear?
Award and Funding Support
  • All 10 teams participate in Final Pitching will be issued certificates of appreciation
  • The 5 teams with the highest scores will be the winning teams
  • The Winning Teams will be issued award certificates and will be funded by CEIE to execute their projects in summer 2024 (i.e. May to August 2024)
  • The amount of funding for each project shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Organiser in consultation with the Judging Panel and the maximum funding for each approved project is capped at HK$5,000
  • All expenses incurred solely for the approved projects will be paid on a reimbursement basis after the completion of the project.
  • Winning teams are required to submit a final report within one month of completion of their projects.
  • Outcomes of the winning projects will be showcased at the “Social Entrepreneurship Week – SEW for Good” in Sep 2024

Opportunities are for those who are prepared!

To support you in this journey, we are launching a series of workshops aimed at nurturing your innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit and equipping you with the necessary tools and knowledge to transform your ideas into impactful social innovations!

Details of the workshops are listed as follows.

Date, Time & Venue Theme
15 Jan 2024


Special Education Room, 1/F, MMW Library


Design Thinking X Lean Startup

  • Introduction of Design Thinking
  • Introduction of Lean Startup and Lean Canva
  • Human-centered approach to innovation with social innovation examples
19 Jan 2024


e-Learning Studio,
2/F, MMW Library


Social Media Marketing

  • How to stand out to attract your audience
  • Human-centric marketing strategies
  • Content and video marketing: how to create creative content via images, videos, posts, reels and messages
24 Jan 2024


e-Learning Studio,
2/F, MMW Library


“Canva” Design and Sharing by Founders of Never Too Late

  • Introduction and features of Canva
  • How to create eye-catching design with the use of Canva
  • Hands-on experience for students to design layout for a poster
  • Social innovation journey of Never Too Late (Website)
30 Jan 2024


e-Learning Studio,
2/F, MMW Library


Promoting sustainability on social media platforms by大便妹

  • From environment protection advocator to 12k-follower IG owner?
  • “Branding” and “Packaging”
  • How to create content to arouse public’s interest in sustainability?
  • Social innovation journey of大便妹 (Instagram)
20 Feb 2024


e-Learning Studio,
2/F, MMW Library


Sustainability in creativity: Turning trash into treasure

  • Upcycling workshop on making the accessories with food waste
  • Social innovation journey of Ways Out Hong Kong (Website)
21 Mar 2024


Flexi Zone,
1/F, MMW Library


A closer look into the social entrepreneurship sector via scent-making experience

  • Handmade incense workshop
  • Social innovation journey of Aroma Office (Website)
21 Mar 2024


Special Education Room, 1/F, MMW Library



  • How to be succinct and specific to present the ideas
  • Practical tips on how to prepare the presentation slides
  • Tips on video-recording of the presentation
  • Tips on live presentation
  • How to handle the Q&A session

Prior registration is not required. However, seats are limited and will be open to all EdUHK students on a first-come-first-served basis.