The “Autistic Talent Gala 6”, organized by AnAn, has come to a fruitful end. It was held on 2rd March 2019 in Y Theatre, Youth Square. There were 14 teams of contestants from different regions. Their excellent performances were so much praised by the audience. They also demonstrated their passion towards music and life.
The judging panel for the ATG 6 convened on 12 January, 2019 and the lists of finalists are as follow:
Individual (in alphabetical order) :
(026) Ahmed Nahyan Faisal (Maldives)
(048) Karyn Soong Zhi Yi (Malaysia)
(015) Linus Jung Yong Ho-Stuart (Hong Kong)
(012) Lu Tian Wei (Singapore)
(038) Makiko Taguchi (Japan)
(044) Nattan Thammakijvibul (Thailand)
(041) S. Sudarshan (India)
(033) Shunya Kawazu (Japan)
(043) Willy Lai (Taiwan)
Group (in alphabetical order) :
(013) Beautiful Mind Cultural and Sport Troupe (Bangladesh)
(047) Blue Chorus (Indonesia)
(014) C.C.C. Kei Shun Drum Team (基順鼓隊) (Hong Kong)
(025) Duet Piano Cello (Indonesia)
(031) Karishma Cultural Group (Bangladesh)
(006) Singing with Djembe (非洲鼓表演唱) (Mainland China)
Many kids joining our competition possess musical talents and potential. To encourage them, we have selected two to attend our Gala as guest performers and showcase their talents.
(008) 黎紫瓏 （Hong Kong)
(036) 張捷 （Macau)
Award for Excellence Video：
To encourage participants to make their own videos for the event, a special award for excellence video will be presented.
Winner： (031) Karishma Cultural Group (Bangladesh)
Online voting of the Autistic Talent Gala 6 Preliminary Round has been completed on 5 January, 2019. Thank you very much for all your support and voting. The results are:
Online Popularity Award -
Youtube : (027) 陳秉彥 (Taiwan)
Youku : (043) Willy LAI (Taiwan)
Here comes your desperately waited voting time! All awesome videos are already uploaded on the website till 23:59 January 5, 2019 (HK time), so click your mouse and vote your favorite team now!
To vote for your favorite teams, just click the “Like” button and then the “Vote” button below the videos. You can also check the total numbers of votes of the video by clicking the “View Results” button.
Share this exciting news to your friends on Facebook and Weibo, and encourage your favorite team keeping up the good work!
To encourage participants to have more involvement under our new arrangement, the application deadline will be postponed to 30/11/2018.
We appreciate the support from various organization for the ‟Autistic Talent Gala 6″. In order to encourage the applicants for their devotion, we have designated a special award of ‟Best Video Performance″ (for specially self-taped). The winner will receive US$100 as a token of appreciation.
“Autistic Talent Gala 6″ is now open for application until October 31, 2018. The selected participants will be invited into the final competition in Hong Kong on March 2, 2019.
We sincerely invite your members to join the gala. For further details of “Autistic Talent Gala 6″, please refer to the leaflet, or contact us by tel: (852)2596 0777 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply now online: ananedu.org.hk/atg/apply
The “Autistic Talent Gala 2017”, organized by AnAn, has come to a fruitful end. It was held on 18th December 2017 in Y Theatre, Youth Square. There were 17 teams of contestants from different regions. Their excellent performances were so much praised by the audience. They also demonstrated their passion towards music and life.
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