Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award 2021/22
Organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, the Hong Kong Budding Poets
(English) Award provides a platform for students across the territory to showcase their
creativity through writing poetry in English.
This year, the competition received more than 1,000 entries from primary and secondary
students in Hong Kong for the Primary, Secondary and Open categories. Among them, 60
outstanding poems were shortlisted.
Amid keen competition, Ariel Chu (5D) won the Gold Prize and The Poet of the School
Award with her poem ‘Splitting Image’, addressing the theme ‘Beauty and Love’. As the
winner, Ariel was invited to perform in a poem recital at the prize-giving ceremony.
As a budding poet, Katrina Kwok (2A) was awarded the Honorable Mention in recognition
for her talent in poetry writing and creativity.
Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2022
The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards is an annual writing competition that aims to nurture
aspiring and creative writers and to recognise excellence in English writing. Every year, more
than 200 schools and over 1,200 students from various age groups and diverse backgrounds
across Hong Kong, Macau, and China participate in the competition.
This year, Betty Chan (5E) was crowned winner of the Poetry category (group 4) with her
poem ‘Timelessness’, and the poem written by Hoi Ching Fong (5A) was selected as a
shortlisted entry for the same category.
In fact, our students are keen on writing a diverse range of genres. Jacie Lee (4D) and Ariel
Chu (5D) wrote outstanding stories, and they were awarded the Honourable Mention in the
Fiction category (group 4). As for our junior forms, Emily Lau (2B) was awarded the
Honourable Mention in the Non-fiction category (group 3).