About AYP

(I) Introduction

The Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP), formerly called The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is a member of The International Award Association. The HKAYP, with its unique international principals, cultivates youngsters with perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge.

(II) Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunity for young people to face the challenge of worthwhile leisure activities and voluntary service through which they can discover their hidden abilities and gain a special sense of satisfaction and achievement by overcoming a challenge.

(III) The Scheme

3 Award levels and 5 sections' activities

Bronze Award Silver Award Gold Award

Requirements Age 14 of above Age 15 of above Age 16 of above
Service At least 15 hours spread over at least 3 months At least 30 hours spread over at least 6 months At least 100 hours spread over at least 12 months
Expedition 2 days 1 night 3 days 2 nights 4 days 3 nights
Skills At least 6 months At least 6 months for those who have completed this Section at Bronze; or at least 12 months for Silver direct entrants At least 12 months for those who have completed this Section at Silver; or at least 18 months for Gold direct entrants
Physical Recreation 24 points* 30 points* 36 points*
Residential Project -- -- Spend at least 5 days 4 nights in a residential setting

Participants have to complete all sections' activity requirements by the 25th birthday, in order to achieve the particular award.

*Points are awarded for participation on the basis of 1 point for each half hourly session or 2 points for each hourly session. No more than 2 points may be counted per week. There is a minimum requirements of 6 participation sessions spread within a minimum period of 6 weeks.


Aim To encourage service to others.
Examples Community Service, First Aid, Child Care, Life Saving, Fire Service, Care for Animals, Conservation Project and etc.


Aim To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.
Examples Participants undertake a journey with a purpose in the countryside or on the water, either on foot, by cycle, in a canoe or boat or on horseback.


Aim To encourage the discovery and development of personal interests and social and practical skills.
Examples Arts and Crafts, Computer, Language, Collections, Music, Recreation and Life Skills.

Physical Recreation

Aim To encourage participation in physical activities and improvement in performance.
Examples Athletics, Dancing, Yoga, Swimming, Orienteering and etc.

Residential Project

Aim To broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.
Examples Work Camps, Coaching Course, Outward Bound Courses, Service Projects, Leadership Training Courses, Sailing Training Voyages and etc.

For more datils, please refer to the website of HKAYP.http://www.ayp.org.hk




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