On 9 Dec 2011, HKGNA was awarded ‘Hong Kong & Shenzhen Lifestyle award 2011’ by the Southern Metropolis Daily for being an advocate for culture and performing arts and promoting youth development in Hong Kong. The ceremony was hosted by Chip Tsao and held at the Kowoon Shangri –la hotel. The award recognizes visionary and extraordinary individuals and companies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Fellow award winners include: Citizens of the year: Pong Yat-ming, Arts and Culture of the year: film director Evans Chan and actor Joey Leung,  Academia of the year: Simon Shen,  Culture preservation of the Year: The Star Ferry, Culture promotion of the year: Swire Properties. “HKGNA is delighted to be recognized by The Southern Metropolis Daily”. The Southern Metropolis Daily is one of the most influential newspapers in Southern China.