Winners of HK Top Story 2016 contest named by RTHK, EJ Insight

December 19, 2016 12:09
The eight winners of the Top Story 2016 with their award certificates. Aside from winning books and dining vouchers, they will have their stories published and broadcast. Photo: RTHK

The winners of “Hong Kong’s Top Story 2016”, an English-language writing competition, have been named, and you can enjoy reading their stories below.

This year, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 joined hands with EJ Insight, together with HKEJ Education, for the second time to organize the search for the top fiction-writing talent in the city.

The judges sifted through over 160 entries from the community to come up with three prize-winners each in the junior and adult categories. An award in each category was also given to the most creative entry.

At the award presentation held Dec. 14 at RTHK, Chan Yiu-wah, Acting Deputy Director of Broadcasting (Programmes), said the English standard of the entries was very high, and he highly appreciated the writers’ effort to express creative ideas in what, in most cases, was not their first language.

He hoped that the competition would inspire more talented writers in future to develop their skills and creativity.

Creative writing is a channel to connect people as good writers can help people share thoughts and stimulate creativity, EJ Insight’s chief reporter, Jeff Pao, said in a speech.

The competition was launched in mid-September this year, with the theme of “Family and Friends”. All submitted works had to be relevant to Hong Kong by way of subject matter, characters or setting.

The junior category of the competition was open to secondary students (aged 12 to 17), and the adult category to people aged 18 and above.

Winners in each category were presented with books from Pan Macmillan and dining vouchers from Lan Kwai Fong Group.

The winning stories are also being published on the RTHK and EJ Insight websites and will be broadcast soon.

Junior Category:

First Prize: Six Minutes – Karina Isabel Coronel La’O

Second Prize: Untitled – Ariel Wong Nga-shun

Third Prize: Family? Beliefs? – Edith Lee Lok-yi

Most Creative Award: Lost and Found – Cyrus Ho Tung-pak

Adult Category:

First Prize: Sweet and Sour - Nancy Leung

Second Prize: Diamond Hill – Sonia Leung Fong-ling

Third Prize: The African Tulip Tree – John Francis Smith

Most Creative Award: Sun and Moon on October 25 – Chow Jung-sing

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