Awards in English Writing Competitions

Awards in English Writing Competitions

The outstanding achievements of our students in multiple prestigious writing contests are a testament to their diligence, commitment, and passion for the art of writing. Indeed, these competitions provide valuable opportunities for them to hone their writing skills, express their creativity, and showcase their talent. Below are some of the highlights:

Essay Writing

2023 National Security Writing Competition

Our school participated actively in the 2023 National Security Writing Competition and won the “2023 National Security Writing Competition: Active Participation School Award”. The competition was co-organised by the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Security Bureau (SB) to promote national security awareness and enhance students’ understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law, and national security. Amid keen competition, our students achieved remarkable results.

Senior Category

  • 1st Place: Lam Ka Hei (4A)

Junior Category

  • 2nd Place: Hung On Kiu (3C)

Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest

The Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest provides an opportunity for 11th-grade students worldwide to reflect on the status and rights of women in their respective regions through critical thinking and writing.

  • Winner: Chan Yee Ching (5E)
  • Honourable Mention: Wong Yan Chi (5D)


2223 Students’ Top Ten News Commentary Competition 

The 2223 Students’ Top Ten News Commentary Competition, organised by Hok Yau Club, invited secondary school students to comment on a local, regional, or international issue in 2022.

Junior Form category:

  • 1st Runner-up: Tsang Tsz Ying Subie (3C)
  • 3rd Runner-up: Lau Yin Tung (3B)
  • Final Round Entrants: Liu Huen Laam (1B) and Cheuk Hoi Lam Megan (2B)

Senior Form category:

  • 1st Runner-up: Chan Hiu Yau (5D)
  • 3rd Runner-up: Lee Tsz Lu (4B)
  • Final Round Entrant: Ng Hei Yan Yammy (5A)

The 34th Annual Book Report Competition for Secondary School Students

The 34th Annual Book Report Competition for Secondary School Students is a collaboration among Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd., Athens Education, The Commercial Press (HK) Ltd., and United Prime Educational Publishing (HK) Ltd. The competition aims to promote English reading, cultivate reading habits, and enhance the language proficiency of Hong Kong students.

Senior Division

  • Merit: Ng Hei Yan Yammy (5A) and Tam Yan Kiu (5D)

Creative Writing

The Hong Kong Budding Poet (English) Award 2022/23 Secondary Section

Organised by the Education Bureau and 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. 

  • Poet of the School Award: Wong Oi Yiu (3A)
  • The Outstanding Student Poet Awards – Bronze Prize: Wong Oi Yiu (3A)
  • The Outstanding Student Poet Awards – Honorable Mention: Kwok Yin Hei (3E)

Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2023

The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards is a renowned annual writing competition organised by the Youth Literature Foundation that aims to nurture aspiring and creative writers and to recognise excellence in English writing. 

Shortlisted and Highly commended

  • Non-Fiction: Lam Yat Yu Natalie (2A)
  • Fiction: Wong Ching Yin Arianna (2B) and Hui Yau Kiu Isis (3A)

Honourable Mention

  • Poetry: Shing Yee Isis (3A), Chan Hiu Laam Trinity (5D)
  • Non-fiction: Lau Yin Tung Emily (3B)

The 3rd COVID-19 Writing Competition

The 3rd COVID-19 Writing Competition, organised by the City University of Hong Kong, provided a literary space for secondary students to reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities and families over the past three years. With over 250 submissions, the competition was highly competitive, but our students managed to clinch prestigious awards.

Junior Category

  • Oral History – 1st Place: Liang Mei Teng (2E)
  • Personal Reflection – 2nd Place: Hui Yau Kiu Isis (3A)
  • Oral History – Outstanding Paper: Chan Wing Yan (3A) and Hung Yuet Ka (3A)
  • Personal Reflection – Outstanding Paper: Lam Yat Yu (2A) and Cheng Shin Hang Emma (2E)

Senior Category

  • Oral History – 1st Place: Lam Sum Ching (5C)
  • Personal Reflection – 2nd Place: Ng Wing Shan (4E)
  • Personal Reflection – Outstanding Paper: Lo Pei Ting (5D)

Biliteracy & Trilingualism

The 19th Biliteracy & Trilingualism Competition and Speech Competition

The 19th Biliteracy & Trilingualism Composition and Speech Competition, jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West and the Hong Kong Federation 

of Education Workers, is a prestigious competition which challenges students’ proficiency in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin through three knockout rounds of writing, group discussion, and impromptu speech.

Junior English Section

The Outstanding Award: Hui Yau Kiu (3A) and Shing Yee Isis (3A)


We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the students who participated in the writing competitions and commend them for their excellent performance. We look forward to celebrating future successes as our students continue to explore their potential and excel in various fields.