The Standard is organising the 4th Story Writing Competition to encourage Hong Kong primary schools students to compose imaginative stories. While developing their creativity at a young age, students will also increase their confidence in expressing themselves and also improve their English writing skills at the same time.

This year, students can enter either the junior (P1-P3 / G1-G3) group or the senior (P4 – P6 / G4-G6) group to win an award. Junior students are required to draw a picture with an imaginative caption to express their creative idea based on one of the three categories (see below). Senior students have to write a story based on one of the Seven Plots of Fiction.

Awards will be given to individuals who write the best stories in terms of writing quality and completeness, and who draw the best pictures in terms of creativity. Well-written stories and creative drawings may also be published in Goodies and Junior Standard.

Eligibility

All local primary schools students* (Grade 6 or lower for students of international schools)
* Students can enter either the junior (P1-P3 / G1-G3) group or the senior (P4 – P6 / G4-G6) group to win an award

Individual and School awards

There are three fiction awards for the junior group and seven fiction awards for the senior group.

Students entering the junior group are required to submit a drawing and a caption (maximum of 50 words) based on one of the three plots of fiction:

Defeating Evil A Journey and Return Poor to Rich
Students from the senior group have to write a story based on one of the Seven Plots of Fiction:

Defeating Evil A Journey and Return Poor to Rich The Quest
Comedy Tragedy Born Again
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.

The Seven Plots of Fiction

Students submit entries based on the Seven Plots of Fiction. The best story of each plot will be presented the corresponding fiction award.

1. Defeating evil The hero has to defeat a ‘monster’, which can be anything evil. The hero saves his family or his world from evil, eg, Dracula, Little Red Riding Hood, The Hunger Games.
2. Poor to rich A poor and sad person goes through many tough challenges but wins in the end and lives happily ever after, eg, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Oliver Twist, Aladdin.
3. The quest The hero travels to another place to find something important and has to face many tough challenges along the way, eg, One Piece, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Lightning Thief, The Missing Piece.
4. Journey and return The main character, who has a boring life, goes to a strange and magical world and has an adventure. The hero returns home as a better person, eg, Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
5. Comedy Stories to make you laugh. The hero wants to achieve something but many things block his way, which are funny. In the end he wins, eg, Mr Bean, SpongeBob SquarePants, Doraemon, Crayon Shin-chan.
6. Tragedy This is an unhappy story where a character tries hard to reach a goal and fails, eg, Romeo and Juliet.
7. Born again The main character has done something wrong but has to change so that he or she can be happy, eg, Frozen, A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Note to senior group - Supporting graphics (Optional)
Students are encouraged to submit one image or artwork in addition to their writing. It may be in the form of a hand-drawn picture, a photo or a handicraft.
Competition schedule
Submission period 29 Jan 2019 – 31 May 2019
Results announcement August 2019


Congratulations to all winners and thank you all for joining the 4th Story Writing Competition!
Below is the result announcement:



Result Announcement
 
Junior Group
Category Awards
Category School Student name Subject
Defeating Monster St. Eugene De Mazenod Oblate Primary School Hui Wai Nga Oral Heroes

Poor to Rich Diocesan Girls' Junior School Chan Sze Lam, Emily A life changing moment

A Journey and Return Hennessy Road Government Primary School Sze-To Ching Lam Space travelling

Little Explorer Awards
Category School Student name Subject Award
A Journey and Return Sacred Heart Canossian School Private Section Chau Tsz Wai Natalie A journey to Japan with the cat

Merit
A Journey and Return Good Hope Primary School cum Kindergarten Ham Ching Hei Skyler A very special cello lesson

Merit
Poor to Rich Diocesan Girls' Junior School Chan Sze Lam, Emily A life changing moment

Merit
Defeating Evil St. Eugene De Mazenod Oblate Primary School Kwong Po Hei Annabelle's Adventure

Merit
A Journey and Return Hennessy Road Government Primary School Sze-To Ching Lam Space travelling

Merit
Defeating Monster Ho Yu College and Primary School See Lok Defeating Evil

2nd Runner up
Defeating Monster Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School Kan Hay Man The brave girl and the sea monster

1st Runner up
Defeating Monster St. Eugene De Mazenod Oblate Primary School Hui Wai Nga Oral Heroes

Grand Champion
Senior Group
Category Awards
Category School Student name Subject
Defeating Monster Stewards Pooi Kei Primary School Wong Ching Lam Miracle Festival
Poor to Rich North Point Methodist Primary School Cheung Ka Kuen Kevin's creativity
The Quest Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School de Jong Thomas Vanderlande The Quest of the Grey Hunters
A Journey and Return S.K.H. St. Peter's Primary School Cheung Kiu Nga, Tanya An adventure
Comedy C.C.C. Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School Wong Kin Yu GPS111
Tragedy St. Stephen's College Preparatory School Luk Yi Jil A Shark Attack
Born Again St. Stephen's College Preparatory School Leung Tsz Ching Emily Everyone makes mistakes
Writer Awards
Category School Student name Subject Award
The Quest Kiangsu & Chekiang Primary School de Jong Thomas Vanderlande The Quest of the Grey Hunters
Merit
Poor to Rich S.K.H. St. Peter's Primary School Chan Ting Hei The Bank of Hope
Merit
Defeating the Monster Stewards Pooi Kei Primary School Wong Ching Lam Miracle Festival
Merit
A Journey and Return S.K.H. St. Peter's Primary School Cheung Kiu Nga, Tanya An adventure
Merit
Born Again St. Stephen's Girls' Primary School Milla Lam The never-ending loop
Merit
Poor to Rich North Point Methodist Primary School Cheung Ka Kuen Kevin's creativity
2nd Runner up
Born Again St. Stephen's College Preparatory School Leung Tsz Ching Emily Everyone makes mistakes
1st Runner up
Comedy C.C.C. Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School Wong Kin Yu GPS111
Grand Champion
School Award
School Award
North Point Methodist Primary School Primary 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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