AFSer always says joining AFS exchange program is a life-changing experience. What is your story?

In 2022, we cordially invite you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of AFS Hong Kong together, by sharing on social media how AFS exchange experience affects you at different stages of your life!

The activity will be held in the form of a competition, with a total of 8 awards:

1 – Most Liked Story Award: There are 4 groups in the competition and each group has a winner – The participant whose entry receives the most likes within the voting period. Each winner will get a prize of HK$3000.

2 – Best Story Award: There is 1 winner in each of the 4 groups – The participant whose entry could best express the value of the AFS exchange programs*. Each winner will get a prize of HK$2000.

*Chosen by the competition sponsor and vice-chairman of board of directors Mr. Michael Ling, chairman of board of directors Mr. Matthew Wong and office staff.

Read the below details and learn about the 5 easy steps to join the competition!

Step 1 - Choose a group

Please choose 1 of the following 4 groups to participate:
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#1 Exchange

  • Suitable for current AFS Hong Kong exchange students (2021-22 Year Exchange Program).
  • Your entry needs to express your wonderful AFS exchange life.
  • Voting period is 1 September – 2 October 2022. Please prepare your entry on or before 31 August.
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#2 Study

  • Suitable for AFS Hong Kong returnees who are currently a student.
  • Your entry needs to express how AFS exchange experience affects your student life.
  • Voting period is 1 – 31 March 2022. Please prepare your entry on or before 28 February.
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#3 Work

  • Suitable for AFS Hong Kong returnees who are currently working, including students with part-time or internship experiences.
  • Your entry needs to express how AFS exchange experience affects your career.
  • Voting period is 1 – 31 May 2022. Please prepare your entry on or before 30 April.
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#4 Family

  • Suitable for AFS Hong Kong returnees who have started a family, parent of returnees, host families.
  • Your entry needs to express how AFS exchange experience affects your family life. 
  • Voting period is 1 – 31 July 2022. Please prepare your entry on or before 30 June.

Step 2 - Prepare your entry

Please create 1 entry that can express the topic of your group (Refer to step 1) before the voting period (Refer to step 1).

Remarks: There is no restrictions in way of expression, length and language. It could be a video, article, comic, drawing, photography or other arts, as long as it could be published as a Facebook or Instagram post.

Step 3 - Publish your entry

Please publish your entry as a post on 1 platform (Facebook or Instagram) within the voting period (Refer to step 1).

Remarks:

  • Please publish your entry as a post instead of a story.
  • Don’t forget to add #afshkstory40 hashtag in the text so that we know you are participating and we could help you to promote.
  • If you use Facebook, please make sure your post is public so that your entry could be seen by AFSers who are not your Facebook friends. If you use Instagram, please make sure your account is public so that your entry could be seen by AFSers who are not your Instagram followers.
  • Only works that fulfil the conditions listed in step 1-3 are regarded as entries.

Step 4 - Invite friends to like

Please invite your family and friends to like your post within the voting period (Refer to step 1).

Remarks: We will also put the links to all the entries on AFS website, share them with all AFSers through AFS social media, email, etc and encourage them to like the entries they love. 

Step 5 - Wait for result

We will announce the result of each group within 1 month after the end of voting period of that group (Refer to step 1), and contact the winner through AFS official social media accounts.

Since we highly appreciate the efforts of all AFSers who participate in the competition, we will also prepare an AFS gift set for each participant.

Finally, we will save all entries on the AFS website by downloading or screenshots so to allow more people to enjoy all the great works. Therefore, please note that if you choose to participate in the competition, you agree:

  • AFS Hong Kong to use all the content in your entry, including videos, sound, visuals, text, etc, and share through AFS official channels like website, social media, emails, face-to-face events, etc, while indicating who is the creator.
  • to provide the original files of your entry for AFS Hong Kong when required.