COVID-19 Writing Competition
(Open for submission from now till 22 Feb 2021)
Of all infectious disease outbreaks in recent times, none have had such an impact on Hong Kong as COVID-19. Secondary school students have been uniquely affected by the outbreak. Not only have their current studies been significantly disrupted but their future plans have been challenged by the disease. The question is how?
To answer this question, we would like to invite secondary school students to submit short essays for a winter writing competition on COVID-19. These essays will directly address the challenges facing students today and in the future. With this in mind, there will be two topics for the essays:
(1) Oral History: What has been the impact of COVID-19 on your life in Hong Kong?
For this topic, we would encourage authors to talk with their families, their friends as well as members of the local community. Identify common themes and topics and write an essay using the oral comments from those you have spoken with.
(2) Back to the Future: What was the impact of COVID-19 on life in Hong Kong?
Go fifty years into the future. Look back on your own experiences and on how the disease shaped Hong Kong’s future direction. Be as creative as you want. You could write from your own perspective – such as a diary entry or a letter – or tell a fictional story. Up to you. Just remember to place the impact of the virus at the centre of your story.
Categories for Submission
Two Topics :
(1) Oral History
(2) Back to the Future
Two Streams: DSE or Open
i. Junior (S1-3)
ii. Senior (S4 or above)
Winners in each category/stream will receive:
First: HK$1,000 book coupons
Second: HK$500 book coupons
Please refer to the event poster.
22 February 2021, Monday, 5pm
The winning entries will be announced in March 2021.