The Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award (HKBSA) competition is co-organised by the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education. The competition aims at nurturing the talents of scientifically gifted/ more able students at upper primary (P.4-6) and secondary (S.1-4) levels, and providing them with training in scientific problem solving skills as well as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking skills.
This competition includes the Heat and Final cum Prize Presentation Ceremony. Student contestants are required to submit (i) a proposal to a future world problem / an authentic problem and (ii) a report on an interview with a local scientist (note: the focus of the report is on his/her vigor, perseverance and how he/she strives for success).
It is hoped that students’ higher-order thinking skills, creativity and social and personal competency could be enhanced through the learning experience provided by the event.