The Public Exhibition for the Pointe Shoe Design Competition, as part of the Hong Kong Ballet’s 35th anniversary, was held from 9th–20th October 2014 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The stunning pointe shoes of the 35 finalists were proudly displayed at the Centre during this period and attracted approximately 3,600 visitors who came to appreciate these amazing and talented artworks!
Three winners of the three categories - Category A (Age 6-11), Category B (Age 12-17), and Category C (Age 18 or above) – were officially announced after the final round of public voting on the company’s Facebook page.
On the evening of 24th October 2014 the Prize Presentation Ceremony was held in The Hong Kong Cultural Centre during the opening night Cocktail Reception of A Celebration of Dance - The Hong Kong Ballet at 35. The company was honoured to have its board member Ms. Wendy Hu, Executive Director Paul Tam and Artistic Director Madeleine Onne to present certificates and prizes to the winners. Education and Community Outreach Manager Vency Kwok thanked the two prize sponsors: Venture Photography and artjammingTM and all who supported this event. The Chairman of Board of Governors Ms. Daisy Ho also attended the ceremony and joined for a group photo. The winners, their friends and families, and all of the guests really enjoyed the night, as demonstrated by delightful smiles and enthusiastic applause. This joyful event marked the end of the Pointe Shoe Design Competition and what a fitting end it was.