Playtimes is organising The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2018 for the ninth year. Sponsored by Search Group, Cyberport, Faber-Castell, Bookazine, International New York Times, Playtimes Magazine, Techni Photo, Print Plus, Shamrock Catering and Asia Exhibits House, The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards is an annual competition for young writers to showcase their talents and creativity in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cover art and digital storytelling.

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, New Journeys to the West. One winner will be chosen in each of the groups, and one lucky student will be named The Hong Kong Young Writer of 2018.

Please note that we do not accept submissions directly from students. Students must first submit to their teachers, who will then have to choose 10 entries to forward to the next round of the contest.

You can print out the registration and submission instructions below or view them online.

Invite to register letter

Registration Instructions

Forms to Download

Submission Instructions Primary

Submission Instructions Secondary