Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2024 Achievement

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The renowned territory-wide Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2024 brought together a talented group of students who showcased their writing skills and imagination. The awards encourage and recognise excellence in English writing and artwork among students, aged from 6-18, of various age groups, diverse backgrounds and different learning abilities. Since its inception in 2010, the competition has been a resounding success, with over 1,200+ entries coming in from approximately 200 participating schools across Hong Kong, Macau and China in 2023. With the theme of "New Tales of China's Inventions," over 30 A-School students participated in the competition, producing exceptional pieces of work.

Lau Ho Yeung's exceptional writing on "The Invention of Gunpowder in China" earned him the prestigious Plus Group Award for Non-fiction Group 1. His insightful piece delved into the historical significance of gunpowder, exploring its origins, development, and its transformative impact on warfare, technology, and culture. His meticulous research, eloquent writing style, and ability to convey complex ideas in a compelling manner impressed the judges, making his work stand out among the submissions.

Lam Chun Wai Milton's captivating piece on "World Class Inventions" and Lee Cheuk Ying's intriguing exploration of acupuncture both earned them spots on the shortlist. Milton's writing showcased his talent for storytelling as he took readers on a journey through various Chinese inventions that have had a global impact. Cheuk Ying's deep understanding of acupuncture and her ability to communicate its history and benefits in a concise and engaging manner were commendable.

In addition to the winner’s and shortlisted works, five students received honourable mentions for their exceptional contributions to the competition. Their submissions demonstrated a range of writing styles and perspectives, impressing the judges with their creativity, depth of thought, and attention to detail.

Let’s give a big round of applause to all the winners and participants and look forward to more exciting news from other upcoming competitions.


Winner (Plus Group Award for Non-fiction Group 1)

Lau Ho Yeung 3D

Shortlisted (Plus Group Award for Non-fiction Group 2)

Lam Chun Wai Milton 4C

Lee Cheuk Ying 6A

Honorable Mentions

Tang Chin Hay Charlotte 4A

Lau Yee Ching 4C

Mok Hing Yu 4D

Ng Chung Him 5A

Lai Pak Ho 6B