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2022 Coolminds Youth Summit Artwork Submission

As a ‘By Youth, For Youth’ project, we think young people themselves are the strongest catalyst in promoting youth mental health. To all the creatives, poets and dreamers – the 2022 Coolminds Youth Summit is the chance for you to express yourself!

The Coolminds team is now recruiting for YOUR artwork to be displayed in the upcoming in-person artwork exhibition from Thursday, 18th August, to Sunday 21st August, 2022, at The Garage, D2 Place Two, in Lai Chi Kok (see details HERE). This year, our theme is CONNECTION – specifically, that of our connection with others and the connection between our body, mind and spirit.

2022 Coolminds Youth Summit Art Exhibition Artwork Submission Guideline


Coolminds, a joint youth mental health initiative by Mind Mental Health Hong Kong Limited (“Mind HK”) and KELY Support Group (“KELY”). In the following guideline, the “Coolminds team” refers to staff from Mind HK and KELY responsible for the Coolminds project. 

Eligibility of artist:

Aged 14 to 24

Application method and deadline:

Please confirm your entry and submit an art piece description (both English and Traditional Chinese)* by filling out the official registration form ( by July 8th, 2022 (Friday, before 23:59).

Physical art pieces can be dropped off between July 27-29, 2022 (Wednesday to Friday), location to be provided to successful participants.

Theme of the artwork: 

The piece should highlight at least one of the below mental health themes:

  • Connection between yourself and other people
  • Connection between yourself and the world
  • Connection within yourself (body, mind, spirit)
  • A depiction of your lived experience or recovery process
  • Expression of hope and vision towards mental health
  • Anti-stigma or hope for society
  • Importance of peer support and self-care


Your artwork / installation may be one of the following formats:

  • Paintings, sketches or drawings
  • Photography
  • Poetry or short story (either text or audio recording)
  • Short film
  • Videography of a dance, monologue, or performance
  • 3D installation (e.g. pottery, sculpture)

Please see the details of each format of artwork submission HERE.

We will also have an online archive for all submissions to be posted on our Coolminds’ website. For those who are unable to provide us with a physical submission, please feel free to send us a digital version and it will be displayed online. Please note in the registration form if you do not consent your submission to be placed in the online archive platform.

Artist / Artwork description:

  1. Please include a short description for each submission to explain your artwork and how it relates to the theme and mental health
    • In both English (max 150 words) and Traditional Chinese (max 200 words)*
  2. Please also indicate in the entry form if you would like us to use your real name or if you have an alias you would like to use
    • (optional) Artist bio: max. 3-5 sentences in both English and Traditional Chinese*

*Note: If you are unable to write a description in either language, please inform the Coolminds team who can support translation. 


Artist should avoid the following contents: 

  1. Foul language 
    1. If foul language is needed to express your theme, please replace any character with a * (e.g: shit ➤ sh*t)
  2. Profanity 
    1. Nudity
    2. Content that is sexually offensive or explicit, or obscene in nature
    3. Content that is racist or contains discrimination toward certain groups of community
  3. Dark themes
    1. Content that may be deemed too disturbing to people (such as but not limited to overly graphic depictions of suicide, murder, violence, blood, sexual assault and abuse)
  4. Political implications 
    1. Content that declares or promotes one’s political stance or offends another’s stance
    2. Content that violates the law or has the possibility to violate the law

Additional remarks:

  • All entries must be the original creative work of the entrant submitting the entry. You may not submit works created by another person.
  • Each artist can have a maximum of 3 submissions.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by the Coolminds team. Mind HK and KELY reserve the right of final decision on the eligibility of artwork and to request modifications to artwork – e.g. remove sharp pieces of physical artwork, or edit text submissions to avoid potential triggers.  All modifications will be discussed with the artist prior to edits.
  • Once submitted, it is agreed that the works will be displayed and exhibited in any way at any time, without the need for the artist’s consent. 
  • Mind HK and KELY are not liable for any responsibility, costs or expenses in the case of artwork damage during the course of exhibition, including the pre-exhibition set up.
  • Artists are responsible for picking up the artwork after the exhibition. Mind HK and KELY will store the artwork until 26th August, 2022 (Friday); any artwork that has not been retrieved after then will be disposed of by Mind HK and KELY.

For any enquiries, please email