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PolyU Library

i-Space: VR Contest 2020/21

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room, One Button Studio, Digital Studio and Digital Creativity Workstations

With support from the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), the Library's Virtual Reality Contest aims to promote the awareness and creative use of virtual reality technology.

The Library is organizing a series of online workshops and webinar for you to pick up skills to develop your own VR application. Your VR can then be submitted into the contest.

Contest Results

The award presentation ceremony for the Virtual Reality contest was held on 27 July 2021 in the i-Space. A total of 6 teams won prizes in the contest.

Congratulations to our winners!

Award

Project Title

Participant

Champion

Chernobyl Disaster (切爾諾貝爾核災難)

LEUNG, Chun Hin (COMP)

TSOI, Tsz Kin (HTI)

1st Runner-up

Green Ark (綠方舟)

WU, Chun Hung (COMP)

2nd Runner-up

HongKour (跑酷救女友)

CHU, Ka Wai (EIE)

LEUNG, Hei Wan (EIE)

LEUNG, Queenie (EIE)

Commendation Award

Bomber Bot VR 

 

KU, Wing Fung (EIE)

WONG, Tsz Hin (EIE)

Commendation Award

Boxing Space

KU Long, Arturo (EIE)

LAI, Tak Yee (EIE)

LAM, Yuet Hei (EIE)

Commendation Award

The story of LI Qingzhao (李清照傳)

DONG, Nanxi (AMA)

LIU, Zihang (EIE)

YUAN, Quan (EIE)

Upper right:

LEUNG, Chun Hin (COMP) & TSOI, Tsz Kin (HTI), Champion

Middle right:

WU, Chun Hung (COMP), 1st Runner-up

Lower right:

CHU, Ka Wai (EIE), LEUNG, Hei Wan (EIE) & LEUNG, Queenie (EIE), 2nd Runner-up

 

Try out winning projects at the VR Experience Zone, book now at iBooking!

Gallery

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judge Panel Meeting

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judge Panel Meeting

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judge Panel Meeting

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judge Panel Meeting

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judge Panel Meeting

Award Presentation Ceremony - Group Photo

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony - Champion (Chernobyl Disaster (切爾諾貝爾核災難))

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Presentation Ceremony - Dr Shirley Wong

Award Presentation Ceremony - Dr Daniel Lun

Award Presentation Ceremony - Commendation Award (The story of LI Qingzhao (李清照傳))

Award Presentation Ceremony - Commendation Award (Boxing Space)

Award Presentation Ceremony - Commendation Award (Bomber Bot VR)

Award Presentation Ceremony - 2nd runner up - (HongKour (跑酷救女友))

Award Presentation Ceremony - 1st runner up - (Green Ark (綠方舟))

Contest – Important dates to note

  • VR Workshop (Online)
     3D Modeling in SketchUp (Beginner)
    8 Oct 2020, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida
  • VR Workshop (Online)
     3D Modeling in SketchUp (Advanced)
    15 Oct 2020, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida
  • VR Workshop (Online)
     3D Modeling in SketchUp (Beginner)
    11 Mar 2021, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida
  • VR Workshop (Online)
     3D Modeling in SketchUp (Advanced)
    18 Mar 2021, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida
  • VR Workshop (Online)
     VR Interaction in Unity (Beginner)
    25 Mar 2021, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: CareerSky
  • VR Workshop (Online)
    VR Interaction in Unity (Advanced)
    1 Apr 2021, Thu
     
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Instructor: CareerSky
  • Deadline for Submission of VR Project
    8 Feb 2021
  • Extended deadline for Submission of VR Project
    11 Jun 2021, Fri
     
  • Presentation Jul 2021
  • Result Announcement
    Prizes
    Champion
    1st Runner-up
    2nd Runner-up

Supported by

                       

 

Prizes

Prizes

Champion 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

  1. Oculus Quest 64GB; and
  2. The winner’s entry will be screened at the International Children VR Film Fest*. Details to be announced.

  1. RYZE DJI Tello - a small and endlessly fun drone, suitable for both beginners and professionals; and
  2. Home-use 3D Printer

  1. LewanSoul 3-in-1 Programmable Robot Kit; and
  2. UGEARS Mechanical Flower

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*The organising committee of the International Children VR Film Fest shall have the right and final decision to accept or decline the winner’s entry in the film fest.

Prize sponsored by

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Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

All PolyU and CPCE students are welcome to join the contest.

 

Guidelines

  • Student(s) can only submit one VR application either individually or by group.
  • By submitting an entry, the participants warrants that the entry neither contains any third party copyrighted materials nor infringes the intellectual property rights of any third parties. Participants should also be aware that the content should not include obscene, violence, religion, politics or any other inappropriate content. The Library reserves the right to disqualify against any entry or team that violates the rules without prior notice.
  • The Library reserves the right to display the entries for exhibition and promotion purpose.
  • The Library reserves the right to announce and reveal the winners’ names and photos for promotion purpose.
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-refundable in any situation.
  • By submitting an entry, the participants acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Rules & Regulations of the contest.
  • In case of any dispute, the Library reserves the right of final decision.

The VR application:

  • The Library provides HTC VIVE, VIVE Cosmos and Oculus Rift for judging panel to view and assess the submitted VR application.
  • If the submissions need other VR platforms to view, participants are required to demonstrate the VR application to judging panel with compatible equipment or their own VR devices.

Presentation

Participants will be invited to present their VR project to the judging panel. Each team must submit the following information either in Chinese or English.

  1. A PowerPoint file (with no more than 20 slides) which contains the storyboard and contribution of each team member, etc. 
  2. A supplementary video clip (less than 10-min) to demonstrate VR story. (Optional)

 

Judging Panel and Criteria

The judging panel will comprise members of PolyU staff and career-related professionals. They will assess all entries based on the following criteria.

 Innovativeness

  • Demonstrate uniqueness, creativity and excitement in the VR game/application/story
  • Deliver creative ideas to illustrate the VR game/application/story using immersive VR environment

 

30%

Graphic Design

  • Demonstrate the originality of graphic created in the VR game/application/story
  • Exhibit a high level of aesthetics in the overall graphic design (e.g. through colour, proportion, composition, etc.) 

 

20%

Technology

  • Precise and adequately apply VR features
  • Provide any user-friendly design with easy navigation
  • Smoothly demonstrate the interactive features in the VR game/application/story

 

30%

Presentation

  • Clearly explain the story and design concept of the VR game/application/story
  • Effectively express the sequence of story from start, development and end

 

20%

Winner of the VR Contest 2020/21 (360-video)

Contact Us

 Phone   2766-6909
 Whatsapp   6423-0820
 Email   lbms@polyu.edu.hk
 In Person   Technical Support Desk, 4/F, 
  Pao Yue-kong Library

 

VR Talk

Mixed Reality and its Power in Arts & Culture

Mixed Reality (MR) is one of the most innovative and creative tools for inspiration in Arts & Culture since the beginning of last decade. This seminar introduces the concept of digital transformation and the latest practice in the industry both in public and private sectors, e.g. art festivals and auctions. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know the latest application of the technology, which helps develop intangible beliefs of our future society.

13 Oct 2020 (Tue)  |  4:00 - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Ms Liz Yeung

Language: English

Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online)

 

Liz Yeung

Ms Liz Yeung is the founder of Artechgallery, which aims to creates an immersive virtual space for people to observe, understand and experience art in a whole different dimension. In digitally archiving past and future art exhibits, Liz simultaneously preserves the spirit and expands the possibilities of the art world, making it more accessible to everyone everywhere!

 

 

 

Latest Development of the Virtual World 

The development of media technology and digital entertainment has been evolving rapidly in recent years. Technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality have been getting more popular and becoming part of our daily lives. Mr. Kevin Lee, Founder and CEO of Redspots Creative, is going to introduce you the latest developments of these technologies and related applications, where you can experience the trends and future of the virtual world.

9 Oct 2019 (Wed)  |  5:30 - 7:00 pm

Speaker: Mr Kevin Lee

Language: English

Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space

 

 

Kevin Lee Ka Tsun

Mr Kevin Lee Ka Tsun, Founder & CEO of Redspots Creative, has been working in the digital entertainment and media technology field for more than 15 years. He started his own business in 2007 to develop the latest media technologies and providing all-rounded media production services. He has established Maji TV, the first 3D TV channel in Hong Kong partnering with Samsung and LG Smart TV platforms, and MOME TV, the leading transportation media in Macau. Redspots Creative has developed various proprietary AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.

Kevin has recently developed a “Live Animation Production System” (aka Virtual Idol System), where users can create high quality animation contents in a real time manner. The Virtual Idol System has recently won the Digital Entertainment Interactive Design Gold Award, Digital Entertainment Grand Award and Award of the Year in the most renowned technology award in The Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology (HKICT) Award 2019.

Equipment & Software Available

To develop your VR application, the following equipment and software are available for you to use from the Digital Makerspace.

Equipment

Game engine development software

3D modelling software