“C919 Aircraft Demonstration Flight in Hong Kong” Photo Competition

About the Competition

Home-developed aircraft C919 and ARJ21 visit Hong Kong for the first time in December 2023. This is the C919's first voyage out of the Mainland of China. On 16 December, the C919 will conduct a demonstration flight over Victoria Harbour. The HKSAR Government and Airport Authority jointly organise a photo competition, inviting members of the public to capture and share this special moment of the C919 flying over Hong Kong skies.

Please click here for more information about the C919 flight demonstration.

To facilitate the flight demonstration, the Civil Aviation Department will establish a temporary restricted flying zone (RFZ) in and around Victoria Harbour. Flying activities, such as the flying of unmanned aircraft systems (drones and model aircraft), kites, captive balloons, mass release of small balloons, etc, will be restricted. Please visit the electronic portal for small unmanned aircraft "eSUA" and the relevant Notice To Airmen for further details.

Theme of the Competition

To showcase the C919 aircraft flying over Hong Kong skies through photography.

Competition Schedule

Date Activity
16 December (09:00 GMT+8) –
29 December 2023 (23:59 GMT+8)

Photo submission
Register and submit your photos via the online registration platform.

January 2024

Results announcement
Results will be announced on this website. Winners will be notified individually.


Winning entries 


First Runner-up

Second Runner-up


Merit (in no particular order)



Winners will receive air tickets sponsored by the Airport Authority.

Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up: each winner will receive two (2) round-trip economy class air tickets departing from Hong Kong to designated long-haul destinations.

Merit (50 winners): each winner will receive two (2) round trip economy class air tickets departing from Hong Kong to designated short-haul destinations.


Judging Criteria

  1. 1. Relevance with the theme
  2. 2. Photographic skill and composition
  3. 3. Creativity and interpretation

For enquiries, please email to C919photos@hkairport.com.



  • Terms & Conditions*

    Terms & Conditions

    1. By entering “C919 Aircraft Demonstration Flight in Hong Kong” Photo Competition (the “Competition”), each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Violation of any of these terms and conditions may result in disqualification of the entrant, withdrawal of any photographs submitted from deliberation of the judge of the selection panel of the Competition or selection of an alternate winner.


    Who may enter

    1. Entrants must be 18 years of age (or above) when entering the Competition.
    2. Personnel who are involved in the setup and/or operation of the Competition are not eligible to participate.


    The Competition

    1. The entrants can submit photographs through the online submission platform (“Submissions”) from 16 December 2023 09:00 to 29 December 2023 23:59 (Hong Kong time) (“Submission Period”). According to the Airport Authority’s computer server as to the exact time of data transfer to the Authority and its receipt.
    2. It is free of charge to enter the Competition.
    3. Each entrant can only enter the Competition once and can submit up to 3 photographs.
    4. Entrants shall provide true and correct information when making the Submissions. Providing incomplete or untrue information is a cause for disqualification.
    5. The Authority will select one Champion, one First Runner-up, one Second Runner-up, and 50 winning entries for Merit.
    6. The list of winners will be announced on the Competition website in January 2024.
    7. Only prize winners will be notified individually. Prize winners will be notified of the details of the prize collection arrangements.


    The Prizes

    1. Entrants will need to select one long-haul destination and one short-haul destination for their prize ticket when submitting their photographs. If the entrant is selected as a winner, air tickets of the selected destination will be given out as prizes. Entrants are not allowed to change the selected destination after their photography submission.
    2. Winners of the Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up will each receive two (2) round- trip economy class air tickets departing from Hong Kong to designated long-haul destinations.
    3. Winners of Merit (50 winners) will each receive two (2) round-trip economy class air tickets departing from Hong Kong to designated short-haul destinations.
    4. Long-haul destinations available for selection: London (LHR), New York (JFK), Toronto (YYZ), Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD). Short-haul destinations available for selection: Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX), Fukuoka (FUK), Nagoya (NGO), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG), Seoul (ICN), Bangkok (BKK), Phuket (HKT), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Singapore (SIN) and Denpasar (Bali) (DPS).
    5. The redemption codes of the prize tickets will be sent to the winners in April 2024.
    6. Terms and conditions of the airlines apply to prize tickets and their redemptions.


    Terms and Conditions of the Redemption of Prize Tickets

    1. Each ticket redemption code is only valid for the Winner and for a one-time usage.
    2. By using the ticket redemption code, each Winner fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these T&Cs.
    3. Winner's passport name is required during ticket booking.
    4. Each ticket redemption code can only be used to book ONE (1) round-trip ticket from Hong Kong to the destination specified in the Redemption Code Email, and is only applicable to flights operated by Cathay Pacific. Each itinerary will originate and end in Hong Kong and destination cannot be changed. Cathay Pacific’s conditions of carriage at https://www.cathaypacific.com/content/dam/cx/legal-and-privacy/general-conditions-of-carriage-for-passengers-baggage-en.pdf apply.
    5. Each ticket redemption code only applies to Tickets booked online through https://flights.cathaypacific.com/en_HK/offers/hkia-campaign/ticket-redemption.html and is not applicable to or compatible with bookings made through any third-party agents or the Customer Care.
    6. Each ticket redemption code is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non- redeemable for cash or any other item.
    7. The ticket redemption code must be used within 1 month (8 April to 7 May 2024). Unclaimed ticket redemption code will be forfeited after the redemption period.
    8. Each ticket is valid from 8 April 2024 to 31 December 2024. Blackout period applies.
    9. For all destinations, the minimum stay period for the ticket is 2 days. For destinations in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Denpasar (Bali), the maximum stay period for the ticket is 7 days; for destinations of London, Toronto and Sydney, the maximum stay period for the ticket is 1 month.
    10. Each Winner must decide all flights and dates of their tickets at the time of booking.
    11. Each Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes, surcharges and other fees including but not limited to rebooking fees in relation to the Ticket.
    12. Tickets are on a bookable basis under this designated fare subclass (O Class Essential Brand), and are subjected to embargo periods and seat availability. There are variations to the number of seats for the designated fare subclass that are allocated to a particular flight, and it could be fully booked although seats may still be available in other fare subclasses in the same cabin class of travel.
    13. Each Ticket once booked and issued is non-refundable, non-reroutable, and non-transferable. Changing of the travel date(s) / time(s) is subject to a rebooking fee and seat availability. For destinations in Asia, the rebooking fee per transaction is HKD 1,200; for destinations in the United Kingdom, Canada or Australia, the rebooking fee per transaction is HKD 2,400. Changes must be made before the ticketed flight.
    14. Winners who fail to show up for their flight will be treated as forfeiting the Prize, thus further rebooking is not allowed.
    15. Tickets are eligible to earn Asia Miles and Status Points. For details regarding mileage accrual, please refer to: https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/membership/asia-miles.html
    16. Upgrade of travel class via cash is not possible.
    17. Airport Authority Hong Kong reserves the right of final decision should a dispute arise in relation to the redemption of the tickets awarded under this competition.


    Restrictions on Content of Photographs and Evaluation Criteria

    1. All photographs supplied to the Authority in the Competition (the “photograph”) shall not contain content that is illegal, indecent, disturbing, provocative, offensive, intrusive, defamatory or discriminatory of race, religion, gender or age.
    2. Each entrant guarantees to the Authority that photographs supplied by him/her do not contain any materials, or any other content, fraudulently obtained or that may constitute infringement of intellectual property rights of any third party. Photographs containing, in the opinion of any judge of any panel in the Competition, materials or any other content that may be, or may risk being alleged to be, fraudulent or an infringement of intellectual property rights of a third party, will be disqualified. If the photograph contains any material that is not owned by the entrant and/or which is subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, all consents necessary to permit the use of the photograph for the purpose of the Competition and in the manner as required by the Authority, without making the Authority liable to any such third party in any way. If any photograph contains image of any recognisable person, the entrant shall, prior to its submission, obtain consent of such person(s) on the necessary use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these terms and conditions and for the Authority Sponsor and any person designated by the Authority to exercise its licence in providing these terms and conditions, without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority, the consent of a parent or legal guardian of such any person is required. Entrants consent to the Authority doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrants’ “moral rights”. The entrant shall indemnify the Authority for any such liability caused to the Authority by any photograph supplied by him/her.
    3. Each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless the Authority and its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors and agents from any claim, loss and/or damage arising out of or in connection with his/her participation in this Competition.
    4. Photographs that are extensively modified through the use of computer photo editing technique, darkroom technique and/or post-production computer processing (for example, computer-aided collage, image addition or deletion, and substantial adjustments to colour) are prohibited and will render the photograph ineligible for a prize. Entrants are prohibited from submitting images generated by artificial intelligence (AI). All submitted photos must be original works taken by the entrants themselves. Any photos suspected of being generated by AI tools or other automated programmes will be disqualified from the Competition.
    5. The Authority reserves the right to examine the original photograph in order to confirm compliance with these terms and conditions.
    6. Evaluation will be made by the judges based on the correlation with the Competition theme, photographic skill and composition, creativity and interpretation. Each photograph will be judged separately.
    7. All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. They may be subject to separate terms and conditions.
    8. By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to the Authority and its authorised persons a perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable licence to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish and otherwise make use of each of the submitted photograph(s) and the name of the relevant entrant for any of its publications, websites and/or in any promotional material connected to the Competition, in all media (whether now known or to be created at any subsequent time wherever in the world), without making the Authority liable for compensation of any kind or any other liability, and without any notice or reference to the entrant.
    9. The Authority will not be liable for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by interference or interception, corruption or loss of data or information in transmission, delay or non-delivery of any message, transmission of virus, corruption of file or data and failure of system.
    10. For enquiries on the Competition, please email to C919photos@hkairport.com.
    11. The decision of the Authority shall be final and binding.
    12. The Authority reserves the right to change these terms and conditions, prizes and arrangements without prior notice. The Authority reserves the right to cancel or terminate the Competition.
    13. The Competition shall be subject to and governed by the law of Hong Kong.
    14. In case of any inconsistency between the English and Chinese versions of these terms and conditions, the English version shall prevail.


    Personal Data Protection

    1. The Authority is committed to personal data protection. The personal data collected from you in connection with this Competition will be used by the Authority and the organisers of the Competition for administering, organising, conducting or otherwise managing the Competition and related activities only. If you do not provide the required personal data, you may not be able to participate in the Competition. The Authority have put in place appropriate security measures to protect your personal data from accidental loss and from unauthorised use, access, disclosure or modification. If you provide any third party personal data, you shall have secured the relevant party’s consent to provide us with their personal data (to be collected, used and retained in the manner specified in these terms and conditions) prior to such provision by you. You have the right to request for access to and for the correction of your personal data held by the Authority. All personal data you provide in connection with this Competition will be properly deleted or destroyed 6 months after announcement of the Competition winners. You are advised to refer to the Authority’s Privacy Policy for more details at Privacy Policy | Hong Kong International Airport (hongkongairport.com). Should you have any enquiries, please email to C919photos@hkairport.com.