Save trees and earth with colours

Project by : Desmond Pang




raised of US$1,154 flexible goal


on 26 June 2020

Launched: 27 Apr 2020

Funding ends: 26 Jun 2020

1 Background

According to reports, the trees in the earth are rapidly declining. Two of the main reasons include: cutting down trees and wildfires.

No one thought that humans could cut 15 billion trees per year, and only planted about 5 billion trees every year.

On the other hand, wildfires occur in many places around the world every year. For example: In Australia, there was a wildfire started burning in September 2019. The wildfire had not been controlled for up to 4 months, causing at least 24 deaths and burning more than 10.3 million hectares of land which is equal to 93 Hong Kong or the whole area of ​​South Korea. 78,383 wildfires have been recorded in the Amazon rainforest, known as the lung of the earth, from January to August 2019. That is the largest number of wildfire record since 2013.

In fact, trees are very important for improving the quality of air and water. Humans should take good care of trees and protect nature. Otherwise, trees will disappear on the earth in about 300 years, and we cannot live on the earth anymore.

2 Pain point analysis

Many people are aware of the problem, but they do not know how to start to solve the problem. One of the solutions is to increase the number of trees planted by planting trees. However, it is not easy to participate in tree planting activities in Hong Kong. In addition, there is limited land area in Hong Kong. Therefore, it is not easy to find a large area to plant a large number of trees.

3 Plan

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has always supported tree planting activities, and Hong Kong citizens only need to make a one-time donation to support WWF to plant trees in the Rimbang Baling forest. It takes HK $ 250 to plant 1 tree; HK $ 750 for 3 trees; HK $ 1,500 for 6 trees; HK $ 2,500 for 10 trees; or HK $ 5,000 for 20 trees. You can name a tree/plant on behalf of your family and friends. WWF will send you a picture of the tree along with a link to an interactive map showing the location of the forest project. 

In order to make the above activities more meaningful, I want to raise funds through crowdfunding and use the money to hold a coloring contest. Those who are willing to donate money can donate money through FringeBacker to support this activity. On the one hand, they can support tree planting through the donation. On the other hand, they provide opportunities to other people for planting trees. Some people who cannot donate money to plant trees for some reason, such as children, grassroots, etc., they will learn more about tree planting through this coloring competition. Besides, they will have a chance to get a tree planting opportunity.

4 Content of the colouring competition

4.1 Age requirement

There is no age limit for the competition, and there are no categories.

4.2 Specification of Entries

Fill the colouring sheet with any colouring and drawing tools. You can also use computer software for colouring.

4.3 How to submit

** Method 1: A link will be provided to the participants, they can fill in personal information and upload the work

** Method 2: Participants can send their works with personal data to the designated email address.

Method 3: Participants can bring their works in person to an education center located in Tsuen Wan.

** If you do not fill colours with computer softwares and you want to submit the work by Method 1 or 2, you need to use scanner to scan your work by yourself and then submit it through computer.

4.4 Awards

Champion: Obtain a chance to plant 10 trees

1st Runner-up: Obtain a chance to plant 8 trees

Third place: Obtain a chance to plant 6 trees

Merit Award (10-12 winners): Obtain a chance to plant 1 tree per each winner

4.5 Judging Criteria

Method 1:

The judging panel is composed by me and the winners will be judging by following criteria:

.drawing skills and colour combination - 30%

.creativity - 40%

.overall aesthetics - 30%

Method 2:

The judging panel is composed by WWF and me, and the winners will be judging by following criteria:

.drawing skills and colour combination - 30%

.creativity - 40%

.overall aesthetics - 30%

4.6 Terms & Conditions

*    Each participant should submit one entry only. Additional entries will be rendered void.

*   Late submission will not be considered.

*  All entries must be the original work of the entrants and do not infringe upon the rights (including intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or confidentiality) of any other parties. Otherwise, they would be disqualified. Entrants are responsible for all legal liabilities.

*  Once an entry is submitted, it cannot be modified or replaced and will not be returned to the participant.

*   Once an entry is submitted, the organizer has the legal right to use the entry, which includes but not limited to post on website, social media platforms, etc.

*   The personal data provided is solely for prize redemption and communications related to this activity.

*   Result with winner list and details of prize redemption will be announced through internet by August or September 2020. Winners will be notified via email individually.

*   All information provided must be genuine and accurate without any fraud on submission of personal data, or false submission of personal data of others. If the information provided is incomplete or inaccurate, and therefore does not allow the organizer to contact or verify the winner, and / or deliver the prize, the respective winner will be deemed disqualified and the prize is forfeited. The organizer will not be responsible for any obligation, claim of the prize, payment or compensation arising out of or resulting from such disqualification.

*   Prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash or other product. Changes to the prize arrangments can be made anytime without notice.

*   By enrolling in the Competition, participant accepts and agrees to the above mentioned Terms & Conditions.

5 Promotion

-By sharing information about the colouring competition on social media platforms

-Make a short film and play them on different channels

-Post a poster at the education center which supports the colouring competition

6. Timetable

Apr 2020 – Jun 2020

Raise funds at FringeBacker

Jun 2020

Competition start

Jun 2020 – Aug 2020

Conduct the competition and various promotional activities

Aug 2020

competition is over

Aug 2020


Aug 2020 – Sep 2020

Announce results

Aug 2020 – Sep 2020

Complete award redemptions

7. Total funds required and the use of funds


No. of planting trees

Amount (HK$)



10 x $250 = $2,500

1st Runner-up


8 x $250 = $2,000

Third place


6 x $250 = $1,500

Merit Award

10 - 12 in total

12 x $250 = $3,000


Total funds required


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