The Map Competition is back. If you have an inner cartographer that you keep locked up, this is the summer of liberation.

Call for Artists for Spring's Wong Chuk Hang Map Competition 2016
Call for Artists for Spring’s Wong Chuk Hang Map Competition 2016

Each year, Spring publishes an artist’s hand-made map of Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang that is meant to guide folks around the area, while also serving as documentation of the supersonic evolution of the neighborhood. Spring wants you to be able to find the gems over here, so their map shows both new and established artspaces, eateries and a few beloved WCH landmarks.

SPRING MAP COMPETITION: Spring Workshop seeks Hong Kong-based artists to create a neighbourhood map of Wong Chuk Hang. Map must be readable and clear and show certain key landmarks, but generally can be done in whatever style the artist wishes (hand-drawn or computer-rendered). The map that wins first prize will be used in Spring’s materials in print and online. The runner-up maps may be used by Spring in the future (with an additional payment made to the artist).

Prizes: Each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a cheque payment of HK$3,500, HK$1,500 and HK$1,000 respectively.

For 2nd & 3rd place winners, an additional cheque payment of HK$2,000 will be given if the map is later revised and used by Spring Workshop.

TO APPLY: Please send them an email with 1-2 samples of your artwork with file size no more than 3MB in total and one reference person with name/telephone/email address to [email protected]. Applications of expression of interest must be emailed by end of day July 17, 2016 (Sunday).

Please also include in the application your name, email, phone number, school, program and year/year of graduation.

Spring will respond to all emails. Applicants chosen to continue in the competition will be notified and received more detailed information on what the map should show and also be invited for attending a briefing at Spring on July 23, 2016 (Saturday).


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Aug 14, 2016 (Sunday) 5pm HK Time

MORE INFO: The winning map will be printed and made available to the general public. A soft copy of the map will also be downloadable from Spring’s website. 2
ENQUIRY: 2110 4370 or [email protected]


ABOUT SPRING WORKSHOP: Spring Workshop is a cultural initiative that brings people together to experiment with the way we relate to art. Committed to an international cross-disciplinary program of artist and curatorial residencies, exhibitions, music, film and talks, Spring serves as a platform and laboratory for exchange between the vibrant artists, organisations and audiences that define Hong Kong’s rich cultural landscape and their international counterparts who seek to engage in far-reaching dialogue. In 2016, Spring Workshop received the Prudential Eye Award for Best Asian Contemporary Art Organisation.


Address: 3/F Remex Center, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong