Youth Matters
My Favorite Chinese Song Award
M21 Music Award
Whether folk classics, Canto pop, jazz or rock and roll, no one doubts the power music has nor the particular connection each of us to one specific song. To celebrate the joy and passion of music, the Federation's M21 will hold a music award this summer in celebration of our own unique musical heritage.

To give support to the city's creative songwriters, musicians and the recording industry, nearly 20 recording labels have joined in putting up over 250 shortlisted songs and albums. On 22 July, 30 awards will be presented for the public's favourite albums, singers, groups and bands, as well as hot pick singles at Olympian City, where some of the winners will perform live.

Come and join the fun. Vote for your favourite and relive some glorious musical memories!

Vote now at

M21 It's all about YOUth‧My Favourite Chinese Songs Award 2014
Voting deadline Sunday 6 July
Contact Josy Lai, tel 3979 0034, for more information
With thanks to re:spect music magazine our event partner
What's New
Voluntary English teaching during summer by young people studying overseas
Voluntary English teaching
A Federation volunteer programme, designed for young Hongkongers studying overseas, makes the most of their language skills. When they are home this summer, they can sign up to train as volunteer English teachers for those who cannot afford private tutorials. The programme runs from 14 July-31 August and is supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. 16 schools in various districts will be served by teams offering 24 courses. Registration at or, first-come, first-served. More information from Doris, tel 2169 0032.
Coming SOON
Symposium-cum-Workshop for DSE Graduates co-organized by HKFYG DSE@27771112 Project and VTC
Symposium-cum-Workshop for DSE Graduates
This event on 7 July is for DSE students and their parents, before the public Diploma of Secondary Education exam results are announced. Founders of the Dou Hua Mei Noodle Shop will share their experience of starting up in business and Federation school social workers will talk about preparing career paths. The event, organized by HKFYG with the Vocational Training Council, is from 2.30-6.30pm at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Contact Cecilia, tel 2788 3433 for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Home Affairs Bureau and LCSD invite HKMM singers to perform at Qingdao Expo and Festival
A group of singers from the Federation's Hong Kong Melody Makers were invited by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure & Cultural Services Department to sing at the International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao and the Qingdao International Arts Festival from 25-28 June. They made seven appearances during the tour, sharing the joys of a cappella music with Qingdao citizens and tourists. Contact Gabriel, tel 2395 5753 for full details. Go to to find out more about the singers.

Hang Seng Bank - Leaders to Leaders Lecture Series 2014: July lectures on Healthcare and Entrepreneurship
Fascinating lectures are continually coming up in this ongoing series, partnered by The University of Hong Kong and fully supported by the Hang Seng Bank. On 3 July Prof Gabriel Leung, Dean of HKU's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, will speak on Healthcare Development. On 10 July, Ms Ada Ho, Director of L plus H Fashion and L plus H Creations Foundation, will speak on Youth Entrepreneurship. From 6-8.30pm, in the Wang Gungwu Theatre, HKU, both lectures are open to members of the public of all ages. Contact Betty Tse, tel 2169 0255, for more details.

HKFYG Summer Schools for Effective Leadership 2014 at HKU and HKUST
The Summer School theme at HKU this year is An Overture to Global Leadership - Working Poverty and Social Equity. It runs from 18-26 July 2014 and is supported by the HKU General Education Unit. Key speakers are Mr Simon Peh Yun-lu, Commissioner, ICAC, Dr Stephen Fisher, Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong, Dr David Wong Yau-kar, Chairman, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong and Mr Chong Chan-yau, Director, EL2100. The HKUST chapter, from 14-19 July, is on The Art of Public Speaking. Coorganized by the Center for Language Education, HKUST, it is supported by Toastmasters International. Key speakers include Mr Kelvin Cheung, CEO, UnLtd Hong Kong and Mr Vivek Mahbubani, 2013 Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador. About 170 secondary students from 11 countries/regions are taking part. Call 2169 0255, for more details or go to

World Cup 2014 @ Youth SPOTs: 12 June-13 July at HKFYG sponsored by Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong
World Cup football is being broadcast at all the HKFYG Youth SPOTs and the climax is on 13-14 July when scores of young people will watch the final at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp. They are sponsored by funds raised at a charity match starring local footballers, Lee Kin-woo and Chung Ho-yin. It was organized by HKFYG with the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong. Bless Hong Kong, the HKSAR Government's poverty alleviation campaign was supporting organization. More details from Sew Chang-ho, tel 2337 7189, and at
Youth Band Sound Competition Finals 28 June at Tom Lee Music Academy Hall
Winners of 2014 Youth Band Sound Competition
All amateur Hong Kong bands are welcome at this annual competition run by HKFYG. The finals were last weekend, with judges Mr Kenneth Ng, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, HSBC, Dr Wong Chi-chung, well known musician and DJ, Mr Davy Chan, famous local drummer, Mr Jimmy Lo-jim, acclaimed guitarist, Mr Sammy So, vocalist with award-winning band, KOLOR and Mr Gary Chan, eminent music producer. Thousands of dollars in prize-money were won by the champion, runners-up, and best vocalist, guitarist, bass, drummer and keyboard player. Full list of winners here. Go to or call Michelle, tel 2395 5753, for more information. with pictures from Michelle after 28 June.

HKFYG M21 Co-create HK:48-hour Film Project
48-hour Film Project
Hong Kong is a pluralistic, harmonious society where people from many different backgrounds live together in tolerance and harmony. In recognition, M21 is asking schools and youth centres to enter teams to make short films about mutual respect (尊重與包容). 50 selected teams will be sponsored by the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries Management Committee and the Civic Education Committee with up to HK$3,000 each for producing films up to 5 minutes long. They will be made over a 48-hour period at a location of their choice. The films will be on the website for online voting from mid-August, for prizes totalling HK$27,000. The deadline for applications is 14 July and a presentation ceremony is scheduled for late September. Call CK Chow, tel 3979 0000 or go to for more details.