Hong Kong Digital Art Battles
School Tournaments 2023

Competition Details

Objectives :

  • Promote innovation and technology education, integrate STEAM experiential learning.
  • Unleash creativity through live competitions and build a growth mindset that dares to challenge.
  • Explore the latest Art technology and always strive for self improvement.

Categories :

  • Primary Schools : Full time Hong Kong primary school P.4 – P.6 students (2022-2023 academic year)
  • Secondary Schools : Full time Hong Kong secondary school F.1 – F.6 students (2022-2023 academic year)

Battle Dates : April 8, 2023 (Saturday)

Battle Time : 9AM - 4PM

Competition Venue:

Tencent WeStart (Hong Kong)

6/F, KOHO, 75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

(~5 minutes walk from Kwun Tong MTR Station Exit B1)


Entrants :

All primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong are welcome to apply. Each nominator (teacher / school representative / guardian) can nominate up to 4 students per category to participate in the selection. Shortlisted candidates / corresponding nominators will receive individual notifications before March 30, 2023 to advance to the preliminary round.

Important Dates:

  • Dec 1, 2022 - Application Begins, open for nominations
  • Feb 17, 2023 - Zoom Webinar
  • Mar 15, 2023 (18:00) - Application Deadline
  • Mar 25, 2023 - Release Shortlisted Contestants
  • Apr 08, 2023 -【Primary Schools】&【Secondary Schools】Battles

Application Deadline : March 15, 2023 (6:00PM)

How To Apply :

【Online Application】

  1. Nomination Form submitted after 6PM on March 15, 2023 will not be accepted.
  2. Once the nomination form is submitted, no change of name, conversion or exchange of candidates will be allowed.
  3. Zoom webinar for all interested parties will be held on February 17, 2023 and March, 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM.  Please contact us at 5981 3802 or email to hello@artbatlive.com for registration.

Game Rules :

Random topics composed of one adjective and one noun will be released right before the battle and each contestant will have to express their given topic in 20 minutes with digital drawing tools.  The same rules will be applied to all matches.  Multiple judges will present for the scoring and contestants who receive higher scores will proceed to the next round.

Tools Required:

  • Digital Drawing Tablet, e.g. IPad, Xencelabs or any other tablet
  • Digital Drawing Software, e.g. Procreate, ibisPaint X, Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint or any other software
  • Video Conferencing App “Zoom”

Judging Criteria :

Our professional judging panel is composed of committee members of ARTBAT Academy and Hong Kong artist team. The judging criteria are as follows:

  1. Idea and Creativity (25%)
  2. Composition (15%)
  3. Technique and Colour (15%)
  4. Completeness (15%)
  5. Artistic Style (20%)
  6. Storytelling (10%)

Judging Panel:

  • Professor Laurence James Wood (Edu HK)
  • Clement Tien (CEO of Arical)
  • Kent Iu (CEO of Ready VR)
  • Kenneth Tang (Founder of Don't Overthink)
  • Threefire (Founders of Threebeans Studio)
  • Blackbean (Founders of Threebeans Studio))

Competition Schedule

Primary Schools and Secondary Schools each have 8 shortlisted contestants, and will be randomly divided into 4 groups (Group A / B / C / D) according to their categories: A and B belong to Primary Schools; C and D belong to Secondary Schools.

There are 4 contestants in one group and they will compete with members of the same group in the preliminary round. Time limit for all matches is 20 minutes. Contestant who gets the higher score will advance to the next round.


Primary Schools
Secondary Schools

Competition Schedule

Preliminary Round
Opening (9:00)
Break (30 Minutes)
Awards Ceremony (15:00)
9:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
St. Joseph's Primary School
Pooi To Primary School
SKH St. Clement's Primary School
Ng Clan's Association Tai Pak Memorial School
Pooi To Primary School
Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School 
Pui Ching Primary School 
SKH St. Clement's Primary School
St. Catharine's School for Girls 
Creative Secondary School
Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long)
Kau Yan College
CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School 
Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School 
HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School   
SKH St. Clement's Primary School
Carmel Secondary School
(A1, A2, B1, B2 Winners)
(C1, C2, D1, D2 Winners)
(Primary: A3, A4 Winners)
(Secondary: C3, C4 Winners)
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00

Outstanding artworks and winners' exhibition will be held on another date, please stay tuned to our latest arrangements.


There are 1 Gold Prize, 1 Silver Prize, 1 Bronze Prize and 1 Honorable Mention in each category.

🏆 Gold Prize

Interactive AR design of the winning artwork, trophy, certificate of completion

🏆 Silver Prize

Trophy, certificate of completion

🏆 Bronze Prize

Trophy, certificate of completion

🏆 Honorable Mention

Certificate of completion

Details and Regulations

ARTBAT LIVE Limited (“ARTBAT” or “the Organizer” or “we” or “us” or “our”) reserves the right to amend any regulations and also reserves the right to the final decision. In case of any discrepancy between the English version and any foreign language translation, the English version shall prevail.

Nomination Period:

  1. The number of places in the competition is limited, no reservations shall be made and telephone registration will not be accepted. Once the nomination form is submitted, no change of name, conversion or exchange of candidates will be allowed.
  2. The name of the candidates filled in by the nominator must be the same as that on the Hong Kong Identity Card/ Birth Certificate.
  3. Please ensure that all parts of the nomination form are completed accurately. Failure to do so may affect the assessment of the candidates.
  4. All nominated candidates must participate in at least one Practice Session arranged by the Organizer.

After Receiving the Shortlist Notification:

  1. Nominators should notify the shortlisted contestants and reply to the email to confirm their participation in the competition.

During Battles:

  1. Contestants should bring their own digital drawing tools and charge the tools in advance.
  2. The competition order of contestants will be randomly assigned and determined by the Organizer, contestants and nominators shall not object.
  3. Contestants must arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the competition and report to the Organizer, we reserve the right to disqualify latecomers.
  4. If a participant is absent due to being late or any other reasons, another contestant in the same match will automatically advance to the next round.
  5. Contestants should comply with staff instructions prior and during the competition.
  6. Your submissions or any artwork created during the competition must not promote or contain any foul language, violence, obscenity, racism, discrimination of gender, religious beliefs, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  7. Your submissions or any of the artworks created during the competition must not contain any material that infringes the copyright of others or any third party intellectual property.
  8. Your submissions or any of the artworks created during the competition must not involve in any commercial activities and must not be used for other commercial purposes; or have not been publicly published, printed, broadcast, etc., in any form of commercial promotion.
  9. If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above / Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted three hours before the competition, all matches will be canceled and other arrangements will be made.
  10. Contestants should abide by the decisions of the Organizer and the judges, the Organizer reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry in case of any dispute and also reserves the right to disqualify any winners, to withdraw or revoke any awards / prizes so granted, without entitling the winners to any compensation therefore.
  11. All event details are subject to the latest announcement.  The Organizer reserves the right to change the competition date, time, venue, game rules or any other information.  If there are any changes to the details, participants will be notified as soon as possible.
  12. Photos or videos taken during the event will be used for publicity or promotional purposes. If participants do not want to be photographed during the event, please inform our staff and we are happy to make corresponding arrangements.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By submitting your artwork, you hereby declare that you are the sole creator of the submitted artworks; you own 100% of the copyright and your artworks do not infringe any third-party copyright, including but not limiting to intellectual property rights, copyrights, rights of portrait, confidentiality and privacy. Contestants will bear all legal liabilities and be responsible for any litigations and compensations arising from the breach of law and regulations. The Organizer, project partner, media partners, sponsors, supporting organizations and related parties disclaim any legal disputes or liabilities of using and publishing the artworks, and contestants shall indemnify the Organizer, project partner, media partners, sponsors, supporting organizations and related parties against any losses they might suffer as a result of any artwork breaching third party rights.
  2. By entering the competition, you agree to grant ARTBAT LIVE the right to display, distribute, store, reproduce, edit, modify, create derivative works of, and otherwise use and reuse the artwork (or any portions or derivative works of the artwork) in any manner, for any promotional and marketing purposes through all our marketing channels including but not limited to our websites and any of our social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or any online and offline channels. ARTBAT LIVE can authorize and assign any partner, or subsidiaries the same rights.
  3. The rights that you granted are non-exclusive, that means you are free to grant rights to others. ARTBAT LIVE will not have to pay additional compensation when exercising above rights.

Disclaimer :

  1. The Organizer, project partner, media partners, sponsors, supporting organizations and related parties assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
  2. All personal data and information of nominators, entrants collected will be used for the purposes of enrollment, collecting user feedback, conducting analyses and statistical use, correspondence and publicity only. You have the right to request access to and correction of your personal data. For inquiries, please contact us at hello@artbatlive.hk.

Free Pre-match Consultation

Our team is happy to visit your school for a free demonstration on:

  • Livestream broadcasting and competition flow
  • Battle demo workshop
  • Latest AR / VR art technology
  • Metaverse exhibition

Contact us now at 5981 3802 or email to hello@artbatlive.com if you are interested.

About Us

ARTBAT LIVE, a HK-based digital art battle that strives to become a platform to unleash artists’ instant creativity, and has been committed to holding international digital art live painting competitions. "ARTBAT Academy" has been launched this year, combining the latest technology and artistic creation, such as digital painting, NFT production, AR  creation etc.  Our exclusive teaching curriculum allows students to easily grasp the technological principles of the virtual world in an entertaining way, and inspire students' artistic potential and creative thinking through interactive and diverse content.

Winning Artworks

Secondary Schools

Primary Schools

Behide the Scenes