Introduction and Logo
"The establishment of the Award is to help both the young as well as those who are concerned for their welfare" -
HRH Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), the founder of The Award
HRH Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), together with Dr. Kurt Hahn, a famous educationalist, and Lord Hunt, leader of the first team to conquer Mount Everest, founded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the U.K. in 1956. It is designed as an introduction to worthwhile leisure time activities, as a challenge to the individual to personal achievement and as a guide for those people and organizations who would like to help the development of their younger fellow citizens.
The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP), formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, established in 1961, is a member of The International Award Association. The AYP, with its unique international principles, cultivates youngsters with perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge.
AYP is honoured to have the former Hong Kong Governor or the Chief Executive of HKSAR to be our Patron and present Gold Award certificates over the years. The prestigious Presentations have no doubt given due recognition to our Award recipients as well as volunteers.
The Global Bird sign was adopted as the logo of AYP. It embodies the universal values, international applicability and a sense of belonging to the world community of the Award. The bird flying upwards symbolizes its personal values, self-improvement, excellence, confidence and pride.
Guideline to the usage of the Logo>>