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To encourage secondary schools students in Hong Kong to express their thoughts on social affairs and related subjects that are affecting their daily lives.
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 Liberal Studies writing exercises for students.
To share well-written essays with the public through The Student Standard and Junior Standard.
All local secondary schools students (Grade 7 or upper students for international schools)
Individual and School awards
Six awards will be given to the best essay of each Liberal Studies category. They will be shortlisted to win the overall Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up awards. A further five merit awards will also be presented.
The school with the highest number of entries submitted with the 'School Submission Form*' will also be awarded.
Students tackle one of the six Liberal Studies topics 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.
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
Awards and Prizes details:
Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships
Energy Technology & the Environment
Hong Kong Today
Scoring criteria: Knowledge of the subjects; displays a critical-thinking mind; logic (flow of writing); originality; ability to arouse readers’ interest; fluency; written quality (grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, etc.)
A plaque and a certificate
These awards will be selected among the six winners of the category awards.
Merits x 5
The highest number of entries submitted with the 'School Submission Form*'