Objectives
  • To encourage secondary schools students in Hong Kong to express their thoughts on social affairs and related subjects that they read about in news every day.
  • To increase their confidence in learning Liberal Studies and also improve their English writing skills at the same time.
  • To assist school teachers with preparing English writing assignments for students.
  • To share well-written essays with the public through the Junior Standard and Student Standard.

This year, students can enter either the junior (S1-S3 / G7-G9) group or the senior group (S4-S6 / G10-G12) to win an award. Students from each group are required to write an article based on one of the eight electives (see below).

Eligibility
  • All local secondary schools students (Grade 7 or upper students of international schools)
       * Students can enter either the junior (S1-S3 / G7-9) group or the senior group (S4-S6 / G10-G12) to win an award

Individual and School awards

There are four category awards for the junior group and eight category awards for the senior group.

Students entering the junior group are required to write an article based on one of the four electives:

Debating Short Stories Popular Culture Social Issues
Students from the senior group have to write an article based on one of the eight electives:

Sports Communication Drama Poems and Songs Debating
Short Stories Popular Culture Workplace Communication Social Issues
The winners of each group in each category will be shortlisted to be chosen as the overall Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up. A further five merit awards will also be presented.

The school with the highest number of entries submitted using the 'School Submission Form*' will also be awarded.

Essay types

Students tackle one of the eight electives by writing a short essay. The students must decide which category their writing fits in and submit it within the time period as shown below. They can also submit more than one entry throughout the Competition.

Competition schedule
Submission period 29 Jan 2019 – 31 May 2019
Result announcement August 2019



Congratulations to all winners and thank you all for joining the 8th English Writing competition!
Below is the result announcement:



Result Announcement
 
Junior Group
Category Awards
Category School Student name Subject
Debating Ho Fung College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) Alexia Leung Sugar-coated Endangerment – Fashion Accessories
Short Stories Delia Memorial School (Broadway) Shahi Jenisha Space
Popular Culture Our Lady of the Rosary College Vienna Chan Students should not attend tutorial class
Social Issues Our Lady of the Rosary College Ng Hoi Tung, Phoebe The Hope of Our Tomorrow, or not?
Writer Awards
Category School Student name Subject Award
Popular Culture Hong Kong Adventist Academy Vienna Tang Why people should not idolize celebrities
Merit
Popular Culture Our Lady of the Rosary College Vienna Chan Students should not attend tutorial class
Merit
Debating Hong Kong Adventist Academy Valeska Linares Eating meat is healthy for the body
Merit
Debating Ho Fung College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) Alexia Leung Sugar-coated Endangerment – Fashion Accessories
Merit
Social Issues Ying Wa College Leung Wai Hei, Matt University degrees are worth the time
Merit
Social Issues Our Lady of the Rosary College Ng Hoi Tung, Phoebe The Hope of Our Tomorrow, or not?
2nd Runner up
Short Stories Delia Memorial School (Broadway) Enriquez, Jasmine Ann Lopez I have a monster
1st Runner up
Short Stories Delia Memorial School (Broadway) Shahi Jenisha Space
Grand Champion

Senior Group
Category Awards
Category School Student name Subject
Sports Communication La Salle College Lai Ching Kei Dancers are athletes
Drama C.C.C. Ming Yin College Law Tsz Ying A School Drama Review
Poems and Songs The Harbour School Wong Zi Xuan Life’s Listless Opera
Debating Hong Kong Adventist Academy Esther Tam E-textbooks should replace paper textbooks
Short Stories Delia Memorial School (Broadway) Limbu Shreesti Five Questions
Popular Culture STFA Lee Shau Kee College Ku Nok Tik Online Shopping – Is it that good?
Workplace Communication Our Lady of the Rosary College Lee Ka Lai Keys to survive in competition in the job market
Social Issues La Salle College Choi Wai Ching Flight from Hong Kong: boon or bane?
Writer Awards
Category School Student name Subject Award
Debating Hong Kong Adventist Academy Ezra Yong College cannot be free
Merit
Social Issues La Salle College Choi Wai Ching Flight from Hong Kong: boon or bane?
Merit
Short Stories Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College Poon Chun Heng The Story of Thousands
Merit
Sports Communication St. Mark's School Wong Ho Yu eSports VS Sports
Merit
Poems and Songs The Harbour School Wong Zi Xuan Life’s Listless Opera
Merit
Debating Hong Kong Adventist Academy Esther Tam E-textbooks should replace paper textbooks
2nd Runner up
Sports Communication La Salle College Lai Ching Kei Dancers are athletes
1st Runner up
Short Stories Delia Memorial School (Broadway) Limbu Shreesti Five Questions
Grand Champion

School Award
School Award
Our Lady of the Rosary College Most Participating School Award



Above students and school will be invited to the award ceremony. If any enquiry, please contact The Standard Marketing. (Tel: 3181 3630, E-mail: marketing@thestandard.com.hk.)


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