The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2017

The competition’s main aim is to foster excellence in creativity by providing students with the opportunity to develop their expressive talents and expand their horizons. The awards encourage and recognise excellence in English writing and artwork among students of various age groups, diverse backgrounds and different learning abilities. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has been a resounding success, with more than 980+ innovative entries coming in from 200+ participating schools across Hong Kong, Macau and China in 2016.

All entries should be based on the theme for 2017, The New Tales of Old Shanghai. One winner will be chosen in each of the groups, and one lucky student will be named The Hong Kong Young Writer of 2017.

The New Tales of Old Shanghai

This year’s topic explores the vast and extraordinary Old City of Shanghai also formerly known as the Chinese city, is the traditional urban core of ShanghaiChina. Its boundary was formerly defined by a defensive wall. The Old City was the county seat for the old county of Shanghai. With the advent of foreign concessions in Shanghai, the Old City became just one part of Shanghai’s urban core but continued for decades to be the seat of the Chinese authority in Shanghai.