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Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion through the Arts


"Our Changing World"
Theme of 2023

The 'Colours of Humanity' Arts Prize is an annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event, in support of Justice Centre Hong Kong's work for forced migrants. Launched in 2013, it's co-hosted by Justice Centre Hong Kong, the EU Office in Hong Kong and Macao, with support from the Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

The Art Prize recognizes and rewards visionary submissions with three top prizes. Shortlisted works are displayed at an exhibition at the Goethe Gallery and Black Box Studio. Alongside a programme of thought-provoking panels, an award night, and a charitable auction supporting Justice Centre's work, Colours of Humanity  sparks dialogue and reflection on the diversity that unites us. ​


Set against the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, this year's Colours of Humanity Arts Prize urges Hong Kong artists to delve into the theme "Our Changing World". They're invited to explore various aspects of global evolution: socially, culturally, technologically, and environmentally, and the way the affect people differently. The theme is broad, encouraging unique interpretations by artists and visitors.

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Award Details

The ‘Colours of Humanity’ Arts Prize 2023 will consist of three awards:

‘Colours of Humanity’ Award

InkluVision Award

Justice Centre Choice Award

Supported by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, presented to an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations and defines inspiring visions, alongside a cash prize of HKD $9,000

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The flagship Arts Prize award presented to an artwork that best aligns with the theme of ‘Our Changing World’ and showcases exploration of diversity and inclusion, alongside a cash prize of HKD $30,000

Presented to an artwork that best reflects the organisation’s mission to advance refugee protection and inclusion in Hong Kong, alongside a cash prize of HKD $2,500

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‘Colours of Humanity’ Award winner

Pak Hei CHUNG, 20200701

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InKluVision Award winner

Hoi Kuoh Mak, The World is Colourful

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Justice Centre Choice Award winner

Shuk Fan Tsang, We Will Only Belong to
Our Own Self


The Venue

Goethe-Institut Hongkong

14/F HK Arts Centre ,

Harbour Road,

Wanchai Hong Kong

The Colours of Humanity Arts Prize 2023 will be held at the Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, a non-profit art space that provides a vibrant platform for regular artistic dialogues and discussions, enabling a dynamic exchange of ideas within the artistic community.

Now Open for Entries!

The ‘Prize’ is open to all artists based in Hong Kong and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, colour, immigration status, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, artistic training or background. Shortlisted artworks will be sold after exhibition, proceeds of which will be donated to support the work of Justice Centre. See Terms & Conditions for further details.

You can submit your art after registering for an account on ArtCall

The deadline to submit your artwork is September 25, 2023. 

For any enquiries, please contact 

Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of experts
from Hong
Kong’s art and visual arts community.
Please refer to the full Terms & Conditions for the Prize here. 

Judging Criteria

1. Theme Interpretation 

How well the artwork aligns with the annual theme and reflects the concept of diversity and inclusion.

2. Artistic Excellence

The overall quality of the artwork, including technical skill, composition, and execution.

3. Creativity and Originality

The uniqueness and innovative approach taken by the artist to convey their message.

4. Message and Narrative

The clarity and strength of the artwork's underlying message and storytelling.

5. Social Impact

The potential of the artwork to spark meaningful discussions and contribute positively to society's understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Key Dates

25 Aug 2023

Artwork Submission Open

25 Sep 2023

Artwork Submission Entry Closed

16 Oct 2023

Shortlisted Artists Annoucement

30 Nov 2023

Opening of Arts Prize exhibition & Award Ceremony

14 Jan 2024

Closing of Arts Prize Exhibition 


Justice Centre Hong Kong

Justice Centre Hong Kong is here to make sure no one walks alone on the path to protection, justice and a decent life.


Founded in 2007, Justice Centre is a non-profit organization focused on advancing protection and inclusion of forced migrants through legal and psychosocial assistance, research and community initiatives.  

Our team consists of dedicated legal and social welfare professionals and refugee leaders with extensive experience in Hong Kong SAR’s non-refoulement protection law and practice. We work with pro-bono lawyers, social workers, medical professionals, NGO workers and community leaders across Hong Kong to ensure that the most marginalised members of Hong Kong society have access to legal representation, medical and psychological support and basic services. Through our work, we seek to support Hong Kong SAR as an inclusive and diverse society. 

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