Organizer

  • Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Objectives

  • To encourage Hong Kong athletes and teams to strive for excellence
  • To provide role models and inspiration for Hong Kong young people, thus help to promote sports development in Hong Kong
  • To encourage the community’s involvement in sports to further promote the sport culture in Hong Kong

Organizing Committee

Chairperson

  • Ms. Vivien C. C. LAU, BBS, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Vice-Chairman

  • Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Members

  • Mr. Tony K. L. YUE, MH, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Herman S. M. HU, BBS, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee
    Hon. Deputy Secretary General, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Kenneth K. K. FOK
    Hon. Deputy Secretary General, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Vetting Committee

Convenor

  • Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee
    Hon. Deputy Secretary General, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Ex-officio

  • Ms. Vivien C. C. LAU, BBS, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Members

  • Mr. Herman S. M. HU, BBS, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Kenneth K. K. FOK
    Hon. Deputy Secretary General, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. CHAN King Yin, MH
    Chairman of Athletes Committee, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Ms. Fay K. F. HO
    Deputy Secretary General, Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation
  • Ms. Mabel M. C. MAK
    Member of USFHK University Games Committee, The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China
  • Mrs. Cecilia S. L. WONG, MH
    Vice-Chairperson, Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability

Judging Panel

Convenor

  • Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Ex-officio

  • Ms. Vivien C. C. LAU, BBS, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Prof. LEUNG Mee Lee
    Hon. Deputy Secretary General, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Members

  • Mr. Tony K. L. YUE, MH, JP
    Vice-President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Richard T. M. WONG
    Assistant Director (Leisure Services), Leisure and Cultural Services Department
  • Mr. Carlson K. S. TONG, SBS, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited
  • Prof. Frank H. K. FU, MH, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee
  • Ms. Rebecca W. Y. CHIU, MH
    Member of Athletes Committee, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Kenny K. W. CHOW
    Council Chairman, The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. James J. LAM, JP
    Chairman, Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

General Information

  1. Public Voting Announcement Press Conference
    • Details of the public voting for the Awards will be announced at the Public Voting Announcement Press Conference to be held on Saturday, 9 January 2016
  2. Public Voting
    • Public voting will be conducted from 9 January 2016 to 15 February 2016. Detailed information and nominees’ profiles will be posted on the Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards official website(http://sportstar2015.hkolympic.org) in due course
    • Elected Officers and the staff members of national sports associations are not allowed to vote for their nominees. Voting of such will be deemed invalid
  3. Awards Presentation Ceremony
    • Results of the Awards will be announced at the Awards Presentation Ceremony to be held on Monday, 21 March 2016 at the Grand Hall, 3/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
    • Ceremony details will be announced in due course.
  4. The Organizer reserves all rights to interpret/amend the rules and regulations, nomination of additional athletes/teams, as well as to maintain the final decision on the results.

Award Categories

HONG KONG SPORTS STARS AWARDS

Nomination:
  • Only ONE athlete from each national sports association
  • Only athletes who have achieved good results in individual event could be nominated. Athletes of team only sport or team event are NOT eligible to be nominated in this category (except the athlete has achieved good results in individual event.)
Votes:
All nominees will be voted by the following three parties:
  1. Judging Panel (Voting Percentage: 60%)
  2. Local sports editors / reporters (Voting Percentage: 20%)
  3. Public (Voting Percentage: 20%)
Winners:
EIGHT nominees with highest votes will be awarded

* ONE of the eight winners in the category of Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards with the highest votes will be awarded Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award

HONG KONG JUNIOR SPORTS STARS AWARDS

Nomination:
  • Only ONE athlete aged 18 or below on 31 December 2015 (born on or after 1 January 1997 )from each national sports association is to be nominated
  • Only athletes who have achieved good results in individual event could be nominated. Athletes of team only sport or team event are NOT eligible to be nominated in this category(except the athlete has achieved good results in individual event.)
Votes:
All nominees will be voted by the following three parties:
  1. Judging Panel (Voting Percentage: 60%)
  2. Local sports editors / reporters (Voting Percentage: 20%)
  3. Public (Voting Percentage: 20%)
Winners:
SIX nominees with highest votes will be awarded

HONG KONG SPORTS STARS AWARD FOR TEAM ONLY SPORT

Nomination:
  • Only ONE TEAM from each national sports association is to be nominated
  • Team Only Sport is defined as the sport with no individual event category, in which success depends on the interaction and interdependence of the whole team during the competition
  • The following national sports associations are eligible to submit nomination for this award:
    • Hong Kong Baseball Association Limited
    • Hong Kong Basketball Association
    • Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Ltd. (Dragon and Lion Dance)
    • Hong Kong Cricket Association
    • Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association
    • The Hong Kong Football Association Limited
    • Hong Kong, China Gateball Association Co. Ltd
    • Handball Association of Hong Kong, China Limited
    • The Hong Kong Hockey Association
    • Hong Kong Ice Hockey Association Limited
    • Hong Kong China Korfball Association
    • Hong Kong Little League Limited
    • Hong Kong Miniature Football Association
    • Hong Kong Netball Association
    • Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports Limited (Inline Hockey)
    • Hong Kong Rugby Union
    • Hong Kong Softball Association
    • Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (Water Polo)
    • Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China (Indoor Volleyball)
Votes:
All nominated teams will be voted by the following three parties:
  1. Judging Panel (Voting Percentage: 60%)
  2. Local sports editors / reporters (Voting Percentage: 20%)
  3. Public (Voting Percentage: 20%)
Winner:
ONE TEAM with highest votes will be awarded

HONG KONG SPORTS STARS AWARDS FOR TEAM EVENT

Nomination:
  • Only ONE TEAM from each national sports association is to be nominated
  • Team Event is defined as different forms of combination of an individual sport (e.g. double, relay or team)
Votes:
All nominated team will be voted by the following three parties:
  1. Judging Panel (Voting Percentage: 60%)
  2. Local sports editors / reporters (Voting Percentage: 20%)
  3. Public (Voting Percentage: 20%)
Winners:
TWO TEAMS with highest votes will be awarded

HONG KONG MOST PROMISING SPORTS STARS AWARDS

Nomination:
  • Only ONE athlete from each national sports association is to be nominated
  • There is no age limit for this category
  • Past winners of any categories of this Awards (including the Awards held from 1986 to 1999) are not eligible to be nominated for this category
  • Only athletes who have achieved good results in individual event could be nominated. Athletes of team only sport or team event are NOT eligible to be nominated in this category (except the athlete has achieved good results in individual event.)
  • Current nominees of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards, Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards, Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport and Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event are not eligible to be nominated for this category
Votes:
All nominees will be voted by the Judging Panel (Voting Percentage: 100%)
Winners:
FOUR nominees with highest votes will be awarded

HONG KONG SPORTSMANSHIP SPORTS STARS AWARD

Nomination:
  • Only ONE athlete from each national sport association is to be nominated
  • The selection criteria is mainly based on nominee’s contribution to the Olympic Movement, sportsmanship and his/her role model influence to the sports community with emphasis during his/her competitions within the Awards period.
  • There is no age limit for this category
  • Current nominees of other five awards categories are also eligible to be nominated for this category
Votes:
All nominees will be discussed and selected by the Judging Panel
(Voting Percentage: 100%)
Winner:
ONE nominee will be awarded

Awards

  1. Winner of the Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award will receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$55,000*
  2. Winners of Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards will each receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$33,000*
  3. Winners of Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards will each receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$11,000*
  4. Winning team of Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport will receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$55,000*
  5. Winning teams of Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event will each receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$36,000*
  6. Winners of Hong Kong Most Promising Sports Stars Awards will each receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$8,800*
  7. Winner of Hong Kong Sportsmanship Sports Stars Award will receive:
    • A trophy
    • Cash award of HK$8,800*
  8. Each nominee will receive a souvenir
* Cash award will be shared among the Winners in the same category if tied situation occur

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is divided into two steps:

First step:
All member national sports associations of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) will be invited to put up nomination. The nomination procedure of each sport will be entirely up to the respective national sports association.
Second step:
All nominations will be voted by different parties to select the winners.

Nomination Criteria

  1. Only affiliated members of the SF&OC are eligible to put up nomination for the Awards
  2. Nomination must be made by an authorized Elected Officer of the respective national sports association
  3. All nominees must represent one national sports association only in all award categories
  4. All nominees must have competed in local open competitions or represented Hong Kong to compete in international competitions during the Awards Period and obtained outstanding results.
  5. Nominees’ competition result submitted by the respective national sports association should match with the nominated category.
  6. Nominees of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards, Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards and Hong Kong Most Promising Sports Stars Awards must have achieved good results in individual event. Athletes of team only sport or team event are NOT eligible to be nominated in these three categories.(except the athlete has achieved good results in individual event.).
  7. Nominees of the Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards must be aged 18 or below on 31 December 2015 (born on or after 1 January 1997) and should demonstrate great potential in his/her respective sport
  8. Nominees of the Hong Kong Most Promising Sports Stars Awards must achieve outstanding performance in both local and international competitions in the past three years
  9. The nominated teams must have participated in local open competitions or represented Hong Kong to compete in international competitions during the Awards Period and obtained good team results. Team with mixed international players from another National Olympic Committee (NOC) are NOT eligible to be nominated.
  10. The competitions stated in the nomination form/s should be specified whether they were sanctioned by the respective International Federation/Asian Federation
  11. All nominees must be a holder of Hong Kong Identity Card

Nomination Procedure

  1. Awards Period: 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015
  2. Nomination is to be done electronically via the internet at Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards official website (http://sportstar2015.hkolympic.org). Online nomination system would be opened for data submission from now till 11 December 2015
  3. Please submit the Nomination Form/s generated from the online system, duly declared and signed by the nominated athlete/s or team representative and one national sports association Elected Officer with national sports association seal, together with the following items to the Secretariat of SF&OC at 2/F, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong on or before 5:00 pm, 11 December 2015 (Please mark “Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Nomination Form/s” on the envelope):
    • For individual nominees, please submit one recent passport size photo (White background, minimum 300 dpi) and one action photo;
    • For teams, please submit one recent passport size photo of each athlete (White background, minimum 300 dpi) and one team photo; and
    • Please put down the name of the athlete and the respective national sports association on the back of each photo
  4. Online nomination system will be closed after 5:00 pm, 11 December 2015. Late submission of the nomination form will not be accepted
  5. Nomination form cannot be amended, withdrawn or substituted after submission
  6. All nomination forms must be duly declared and signed with Association’s seal. Incomplete nomination form/s will not be accepted.
  7. For enquiries of the Awards, please contact the Secretariat of SF&OC at Tel: 2504 8689

Obligation of the athletes and teams

  1. All nominees are obliged to attend all functions of the Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards.
  2. All nominees are also obliged to assist the Organizer in associated publicity activities
  3. In order to be eligible for any of the award categories in the Awards, when nominating the athletes / teams, national sports associations should ensure that the nominees will be available to attend at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum SF&OC Annual Dinner on 21 March 2016 besides being present to accept the award/s if they are one of the winners. Exemption would only be granted in the following grounds :
    • (i) Who would be representing Hong Kong to participate in a multi-sports Games, World Championships or Asian Championships of its own sport and might be unable to attend the Awards Presentation Ceremony. If this is the case, national sports associations must inform the Federation in writing the possible absence of its nominees and the reason when the nomination is submitted.
    • (ii) Absence of athletes due to sickness or accident and has to be hospitalized could also be exempted with medical certificate submitted to the Federation by the doctor of the said hospital.
    • (iii) Other reasons to be approved and subject to the discretion of the Management Panel consisting the President, Hon. Secretary General of SF&OC and Chairperson of HKSSA Organizing Committee and the decision thereof shall be final and conclusive.
  4. If the athlete/s or team/s violated any of the above obligations, their award eligibility will be forfeited.
  5. The Title Sponsor, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited reserves the right to approach the winner of the Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards on the endorsement of its brand/or products during the year of 2016, until the commencement of the next awards, subject to mutual agreement between the national sports association and Samsung.
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