2017/18 Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award Poetry Workshop and Prize-giving Ceremony

28 May 2018

The Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award is a territory-wide competition open to local primary, secondary, international and ESF schools. It was organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and supported by Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau. The Department of English of HSMC was commissioned to hold the competition, adjudication and related training workshops for the second year in a row. The competition aims to provide a platform for more able students of English to extend their imagination and passion for writing and engage them in further training in poetry writing.

On 28 May 2018, a joint award ceremony and educational event were held at HSMC to crown the winners and commemorate the work of all the finalists. The educational event comprised a specially designed poetry workshop hosted by guest lecturer, Dr Jason Polley of Hong Kong Baptist University. The Prize-giving Ceremony was attended by students, parents, representatives from the Education Bureau and The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, as well as staff from the College.

Poetry workshop

Prize-giving Ceremony

Ms Dorothy Li Wing Sze, Curriculum Development Officer of Gifted Education Section of Education Bureau, and student awardees

Ms Emily Lau Wai Hing, JP, member of Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, and student awardees