The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2016
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 900 innovative entries coming in from 160+ participating schools across Hong Kong, Macau and China in 2015.
All entries should be based on the theme for 2016, New Tales of the Terracotta Warriors. This year’s topic explores the vast and extraordinary Terracotta Warriors. Otherwise known as the Terracotta Army, over 8,000 sculptures represent what were Qin Shi Huang’s armies. Qin Shi Huang was the First Emperor of China, famous for conquering and uniting all the warring states of China, also uniting the diverse state walls into what is now known as the Great Wall of China. The Terracotta Warriors were tasked to protect their Emperor in the afterlife, discovered in 1974; the Terracotta Warriors have been buried for close to 2200 years! The Terracotta Warriors are special, in that each figure is so unique that it has been said that they were based on real soldiers.
Winners will be chosen in 18 categories, and one lucky student will be named The Hong Kong Young Writer of 2016.
Exciting opportunities for your students this year
In addition to the Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Cover Art we are happy to announce the return of the:
Digital Storytelling Category (Group 7)
This year we are happy to bring back the Digital Storytelling Award. This award invites students in upper secondary school (aged 16-18) to produce short films in the style of either a drama or documentary. We hope to connect with every film studies and media studies teacher in Hong Kong to ensure the largest amount of students gain the recognition they deserve. For more information please request/consult the ‘Digital Storytelling’ brief document.