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Tung Wah Group of Hospitals “Good People, Good Deeds: English Story Writing Competition 2017”

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
“Good People, Good Deeds: English Story Writing Competition 2017”

Organiser

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Partner Organisations 

  • Native-Speaking English Teacher Section, Education Bureau
  • Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • School Partnership and Field Experience Office, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
    (In no particular order)

Theme

Good People, Good Deeds

Objectives

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to pay tribute to those who live up to the ideals of our community and put into practice universal moral values including dignity, kindness, respect, impartiality and the spirit of humanity ; and
  2. To promote students’ interest in story writing and the use of the English language.

The Competition provides young writers with a platform to explore the world of writing, to stretch their imagination; and most importantly, to infuse positive energy into society, thus fostering social cohesion and promoting care, mutual help and solidarity in the local community. Students may write stories on how a person can make a difference simply by showing love, appreciation, compassion and kindness to people around them.

Levels of Entry

The Competition is divided into three levels:
A. Junior (Primary 4 – Primary 6)
B. Middle (Secondary 1 – Secondary 3)
C. Senior (Secondary 4 – Secondary 6)

Each school may submit the best 10 entries per level, for which certificates of participation will be awarded to the writers/participants. The best 3 entries submitted by a school will be entered into the final competition. All entries must be submitted by school. No individual entry will be considered.

Adjudicating Panel

  • Native-Speaking English Teacher Section, Education Bureau
  • Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • School Partnership and Field Experience Office, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
    (In no particular order)

Assessment Criteria

  • The ability to inspire and empower the readers with positive energy
  • Original ideas, imagination and content
  • Development of characters and plot
  • Use of language
  • Performance in the interview (for finalists only)

Word Limits

The word limits for the different levels are as follows:
A. For Junior level, an entry not exceeding 500 words
B. For Middle level, an entry not exceeding 700 words
C. For Senior level, an entry not exceeding 1,000 words

Awards for each level

Gold       (HK$3,000 book voucher)
Silver     (HK$2,000 book voucher)
Bronze  (HK$1,000 book voucher)
Merit      (HK$ 200 book voucher) 

Schedule

Submission deadline: 28th February, 2018 (The postmark date will be referred to for entries sent by post.)
Selection Exercise: March 2018
Interview for shortlisted candidates: April – May 2018
Winner Notification: By May 2018
Awards Presentation Ceremony: May or June 2018

Submission Guidelines

  • All entries must be accompanied by a duly completed Official Entry Form.(See Note 1)
  • All entries must be submitted in accordance with the requirements and entry format or they will be disqualified. (See Note 2)
  • All entries can be submitted by the following methods –
    a. By post: All entries must be submitted in a sealed envelope. Please mark on the envelope “TWGHs Good People, Good Deeds: English Story Writing Competition 2017” and mail to:
    Education Division
    5/F, TWGHs Wong Fung Ling Memorial Building,
    12 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
    OR
    b. By email: All entries must be submitted in scanned format. There should be one entry in every single scanned file (e.g. 10 entries + 1 official entry form = 11 scanned files). All file names must start with the name of the student and school, e.g. ‘Sandylee_Tungwahgroupofhospital’. You must send all entries with the official entry form to twghsgpgd2017@gmail.com. You are advised to confirm the receipt of your email by contacting Miss Sandy LEE at 2859 7655.
  • No individual entry from students will be considered.
  • Only 10 entries per level will be accepted from each school.
  • Once the entries are submitted, no correction or amendment for any reason will be accepted. Please check thoroughly before submission.
  • For enquiries, please contact Miss Carol CHUNG at 2859 7660, Miss Sandy LEE at 2859 7655, or email to twghsgpgd2017@gmail.com.

Forms Download

All Forms must be completed in BLOCK LETTERS.

Entry Format

All entries must be printed on a plain A4 paper without any marks, names or school logos on the paper.
Paper: A4
Font Colour: Black
Font Type: Arial or Times New Roman
Font Size: 12 and double line spacing with 3 cm wide margins all around
Page Number: All pages should be numbered at bottom center.

PLEASE DO NOT INSERT ANY IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION (E.g. NAME, SCHOOL NAME) IN THE ENTRY.
* Serial number can be put down by pencil at the top right hand corner of each entry.

Anthology Publication

All award-winning stories may be published.  Tung Wah Group of Hospitals reserves the right to “slightly edit” works that will be published.

Award Presentation Ceremony

There will be an Award Presentation Ceremony for Bronze, Silver and Gold award winners, together with students with merit.  Details will be announced duly.

Reminders

  • All entries must be original work of students who are the sole authors.
  • The entries should not have been published in any format or media.
  • Entries with plagiarized texts will be disqualified.
  • By entering TWGHs “Good People, Good Deeds: English Story Writing Competition 2017”, the student gives TWGHs permission to contact him/her with regard to the competition.
  • TWGHs retains the copyright to all the stories received for the competition.
  • The deadline for submitting entries is 28th February, 2018. (The postmark date will be referred to for entries sent by post). All submissions received after this date will not be considered.
  • TWGHs reserves the right to decline any entry not meeting the guidelines. Students are advised to check the entries to avoid mistakes.
  • The competition will be judged by an Adjudicating Panel. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared. The Adjudicating Panel’s decision will be final.
  • The Competition is solely organised by TWGHs. TWGHs has the right to alter the Competition and Competition Rules or make exceptions without any prior notice.