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Virtual Hack COVID-19



Virtual Hack COVID-19 "A Visual Campaign Challenge" is a 36-hour online challenge to unleash your creativity, produce visual contents, and launch awareness/publicity campaigns against the coronavirus disease crisis. This event is organized by Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Department of Visual Studies and the Science Unit. The event targets to generate various innovative campaign solutions to relieve the social panic brought by the COVID-19 and ease some related awareness problems, such as the lack of hygiene knowledge, the spread of fake news about the pandemic, the hoarding of groceries or protective items, etc.

In the Virtual Hack, participants (students and alumni) with different talents will form teams to design and create media products (e.g. videos, animations, posters, leaflets, IG/FB stories, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.), and launch the awareness campaigns. Your team will be equipped with media tools through our video editing workshop, as well as receives valuable feedback from experienced judges and mentors, to produce impactful publicity materials and campaigns for the community.

Three winning teams will be awarded cash coupon prizes to further support their campaign projects. Students who complete the whole programme with satisfactory performance will also receive 10 Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) Units for their graduation requirements.


Event Details:
Virtual Hack COVID-19 by Lingnan University

Date: 17 - 18 April 2020
Start Time: 12:00 noon on 17 April
End Time: 11:59 pm on 18 April
Venue: Zoom (online conferencing)
Est. No. of Pax.:

60 - 80
All participants will join as an individual and the organizer will do random grouping on the 17 Apr at 12:00 noon.
If you join as a team, please let the organizer know during the beginning of the Hack.
The group should be formed from 4 - 5 people


Champion:                   HKD$2,000 Mannings Cash Coupons
1st Runner-up:            HKD$1,500 Mannings Cash Coupons
2nd Runner-up:           HKD$1,000 Mannings Cash Coupons


Tentative Agenda:
* Participants do not need to be in front of the ZOOM all day.

17 April 2020 (Friday)

12:00 noon                  Check-In
12:20 pm                     Welcoming & Introduction
12:40 pm                     1-min Pitches
1:00 pm                       Form Teams and Begin to Work
3:00 pm                       Video Editing Workshop
4:00 pm                       Continue the Work
5:00 pm                       Coach/Mentor Hour
6:00 pm                       Continue the Work

18 April 2020 (Friday)

9:00 am                       Check-In
11:00 am                     Coach/Mentor Hour
12:00 noon                  Continue the Work
3:00 pm                       Coach/Mentor Hour
4:00 pm                        Continue the Work
Before 11:59 pm         Team Submission of Work

Submission Requirement:

  1. PPT Deck (with a 5-min presentation recording)
  2. Visual Content Campaign Stories and Media Products
  3. Group Information (Name, Student ID, Email, Phone Number)
  4. Each team must have at least one of Lingnan's undergraduate student
  5. Submission should be made by email (to with the download link of Google Drive/ OneDrive/ Dropbox


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Judging Panel:

Faculty of Arts

Prof. Mark Alan McGINLEY
Director of CCGE
Professor & Head of Science Unit
Lingnan University

Faculty of Business

Professor Man Chi Wah
Affiliated Associate Professor of Teaching and Programme Director,
Department of Visual Studies,
Lingnan University

Faculty of Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Visual Studies,
Lingnan University


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