Hong Kong Society for Education in Arts launched the Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival Exhibition 2016, at a kick-off ceremony held on 3rd December at Hong Kong City Hall. The ceremony was officiated by Ms. Florence HUI SBS, JP, the Under Secretary for Home Affairs of Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau; Prof. LEE Tsz Kin JP, Vice President (Academic) of Hong Kong Education University; Dr. LAU Fung Ha, Director of Arts Promotion Office; Mr. George TUNG Hing Yin, Alternate Chief Executive Officer of United Overseas Bank; Mr. LEUNG Sung Yum Kevin, President of Arts Education in Hong Kong Arts Development Council, witnessed by over 500 audience.Hong Kong Society for Education in Art (HKSEA) was founded in 1992. Received numerous awards from Hong Kong Arts Development Council since its establishment, the aspiration of HKSEA on Arts Education was highly recognized. The Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival is the signature project of HKSEA to promote arts at school and to the public. The exhibition featured more than 180 pieces of artwork, including the Hong Kong artists and the overseas’, as well as the visual arts teachers and their students ranging from kindergarten to secondary schools. The exhibition was also supported by tailor-made interactive exhibits for kids and their parents.Five teachers were awarded in the Lesson Design Plan Contest. Their works would be published in the year of 2017, as a reference for the current visual arts teacher on designing and implementing their curriculum. Professor LEE presented the prizes to awardees of Teaching Excellence and Artistic Attainment (Interaction), which emphasizes the collaboration between teachers and students. Creative Students’ Award Scheme is another highlight of the year, 35 schools and over 7,400 students are involved. Among the participants and badges winners, Diamond Badge and Award of Excellence were bestowed upon those achieved excellence in the scheme. The students had the chance to step on the stage and received their awards during the ceremony.Ms. HUI said, ‘Arts could enlighten our mind and lighten our life.’ She expressed her gratitude to HKSEA for its contribution in both the cultural sector and education sector. At the end of her speech, she called for a collaboration among sectors along the path of arts education. The president of HKSEA Mr. KWONG Kai Tak commended the fellow teachers for their passion on arts education. He emphasized the significance of inheritance in arts education and thanks all the participants in working on a betterment of arts education.