Hong Kong Digital Art Battles
School Tournaments 2024
Season 3

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
  • Educate students about careers in digital art and industries related to art technology

Categories :

  • Primary Schools : Full time Hong Kong primary school P.4 – P.6 students (2023-2024 academic year)
  • Secondary Schools : Full time Hong Kong secondary school F.1 – F.6 students (2023-2024 academic year)

Battle Date : April 6, 2024 (Saturday)

Battle Time :  (To be confirmed)

Competition Venue:

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP)

Entrants :

All primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong are welcome to apply.Each school can nominate up to 4 students per category to participate in the selection. (If parents / art studios / organizations / other individuals would like to nominate student, they are required to complete an application form signed by their school teachers to confirm their eligibility to participate in the competition*) Shortlisted candidates / corresponding nominators will receive individual notifications to advance to the Quarterfinals round. Each shortlisted candidate / corresponding nominator will receive a notification if they are selected to advance to the Quarterfinals. In the event you do not receive the notification prior to July 5, 2023, it implies that the candidates are not advanced to the quarterfinals.

*Please contact us for a copy and submit before the deadline

Important Dates:

  • Jan 24, 2024 - Application begins, open for nominations
  • Feb 20, 2024 - Zoom briefing sessions
  • Feb 28, 2024 - Application Deadline 
  • Mar 7, 2024 - 【Primary Schools】Online Workshop & Preliminary Round
  • Mar 8, 2024 - 【Secondary Schools】Online Workshop & Preliminary Round
  • Mar 15, 2024  - Release Shortlisted Quarterfinals Contestants
  • Mar 22, 2024  - Quarterfinals Online Battles 
  • Apr 6, 2024【Primary Schools】&【Secondary Schools】FINALS and Award Ceremony

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024 (6:00PM)

How To Apply :

【Online Application】Nomination Form: https://bit.ly/42bMvBW

  1. Nomination Form submitted after 6PM on Feb 28, 2024 will not be accepted.
  2. Once the candidates of the quarterfinals are confirmed, no change of name, conversion or exchange of candidates will be allowed.
  3. Zoom briefing session for all interested parties will be held on Feb 20, 2024.  Please contact us at 5981 3802 or email to hello@artbatlive.com for registration.  If you have missed both sessions, you may review it at the link below: https://youtu.be/jlQANEqZsDo

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: (To be confirmed)

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.


Battle Schedule

【Quarterfinals Online Battles】

Format: Zoom Online Meeting (Live Streaming)
Date:【Primary Schools】&【Secondary Schools】22 Mar, 2024
Time: 4PM -  7PM

Registration &  Preparation (16:00 - 19:00)
Group A
【Primary Schools】Quarterfinals
16:00 - 17:00
(The list of participating schools will soon be announced)
Group B
(The list of participating schools will soon be announced)
Group C
【Secondary Schools】Quarterfinals
18:00 - 19:00
(The list of participating schools will soon be announced)
Group D
(The list of participating schools will soon be announced)

【Semi-finals & FINALS】

Format: On-site Live Battle
Date:【Primary Schools】&【Secondary Schools】6 Apr, 2024
Time: 2PM -  6PM
Venue: Tencent WeStart HK
6/F, KOHO, 75 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong

Registration &  Preparation (13:30 - 14:00)
【Primary Schools】
14:00 - 15:00
伍韻喬 民生書院小學
王藯霖 香港培正小學
楊梓如 仁濟醫院趙曾學韞小學
蘇希籃 香港培正小學
【Secondary Schools】Semi-finals
15:00 - 16:00
路德會西門英才中學 萬鎧瑩
佛教大光慈航中學 莊沛翰
創知中學 顏心妍
荃灣公立何傳耀紀念中學 梁雍婷
Break (16:00 - 16:30)
【Primary Schools】
16:30 - 17:00
民生書院小學 伍韻喬
【Secondary Schools】FINALS
17:00 - 17:30
Award Ceremony (17:30)
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

Winner Certificate + NFT Certificate and Prizes

🏆 Silver Prize

Winner Certificate + NFT Certificate and Prizes

🏆 Bronze Prize

Winner Certificate + NFT Certificate and Prizes

🏆 Honorable Mention

Certificate of Completion + NFT Certificate

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 online workshops and Preliminary Round’ places in the competition is limited, no reservations shall be made and telephone registration will not be accepted.  Once the quarterfinals’ shortlisted candidates are finalized, 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 Online Workshop & Preliminary Round 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 online quarterfinals 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.

Epidemic Prevention Measures:

  1. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the competition venue and participants will be required to have their body temperature checked before entering the venue. Those whose body temperature is higher than the specified degree or who refuses to accept the temperature check will not be allowed to enter the competition venue.
  2. Participants are suggested to wear face masks during the event, and please pay attention to personal hygiene at all times.

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.

Pre-match Consultation

Our team is happy to answer your questions related to the competition, 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. Since 2020, we have organized over 200 art battles and attracted over 1,000 artists from 35 countries to participate. With the cutting edge of Esports and art technologies, we've created the next frontier in digital entertainment.

Winning Artworks

【Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

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