The Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award is a territory-wide competition open to local primary, secondary, international and ESF schools. It was co-organised by the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. The Department of English of HSUHK was commissioned to hold the competition, adjudication and related training workshops for the third 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 31 May 2019, a joint award ceremony and educational event were held at HSUHK 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, Mr. Vivek Mahbubani, a stand-up comedian in Hong Kong. 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 University.
Poetry Workshop by Mr. Vivek Mahbubani
Dr YEUNG Chung-him, member of Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and student awardees
Dr Paul FUNG, Acting Head of Department of English, and student awardees
Ms NGAN Yuen-pik, Acting Senior Curriculum Development Officer of Gifted Education Section of Education Bureau, and student awardees
Snapshots of the Prize-giving Ceremony