Objectives
  • 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 Junior Standard .

Eligibility
  • 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.

For the Green Building Awards, the three best articles about the sustainable-built environment in Hong Kong will be awarded.

Essay types

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.

To win a Green Building Award, in addition to submitting an essay under the six Liberal Studies categories, students also need to write a short essay on their views about the sustainable-built environment in Hong Kong. They can submit one or more essays to win this award.

Competition schedule
Submission period 1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
Result announcement Mid-July 2017



Congratulations to all winners and thank you all for joining the 6th Liberal Studies Writing competition! Below is the result announcement:


Result Announcement
 
Category Award
Award Category School Student name Subject
Category – Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationship Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School Jason Leung Post it, Like it, and Cry about it?
Category – Globalization Globalization F.D.B.W.A Szeto Ho Secondary School Fan Ka Lik Globalization has brought more good than harm to the environment
Category – Public Health Public Health HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Nikita Bajaj Euthanasia
Category – Energy Technology and The Environment Energy Technology & the Environment HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Michaela Bautista Murillo E-waste in Hong Kong
Category – HK Today Hong Kong Today HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Lagasca Alexis Ian Torres Occupy Central
Category – Modern China Modern China Clementi Secondary School Leson Choi Will the development of China be hindered by too many environmental concerns?
Green Building Award Green Building Award Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School Cham Yiu Lam Suggestions to improve the sustainable-built environment in Hong Kong
Green Building Award Green Building Award Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School Cham Yiu Lam The roles of the Hong Kong Government in sustainable-built environment
Green Building Award Green Building Award Our Lady's College Jany Chow Green Building in Hong Kong

Writer Award
Award Category School Student name Subject
Merit Hong Kong Today SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School Ho Kit Ying Methods to solve the waste problem in Hong Kong
Merit Energy Technology & the Environment Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School Lam Tsz Ki Should Shark Finning Exist?
Merit Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships Our Lady's College Sarah Lui The importance of self-image
Merit Public Health International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School Keung Wang Wai Relieving or imperilling?
Merit Globalization Diocesan Girls' School Sonia Chan Globalization
2nd Runner up Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School Jason Leung Post it, Like it, and Cry about it?
1st Runner up Public Health HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Nikita Bajaj Euthanasia
Grand Champion Hong Kong Today HKMA David Li Kwok Po College Lagasca Alexis Ian Torres Occupy Central

School Award
Award School
Secondary School Award The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School



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


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