“Hong Kong’s Top Story 2017” Award Presentation Ceremony
Eight Outstanding Fiction-writing Talents Awarded Prizes
To promote an opportunity to develop expressive talents in English, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 joins hands with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong for the first time to co-organise the English writing competition “Hong Kong’s Top Story 2017”. From a record number of entries, the judges selected eight prize-winners in both Junior and Adult Categories, with two of them granted the “Most Creative Award”. An award presentation ceremony was held today (11 January) at RTHK.
The awards were presented by Controller (Radio) of RTHK Brian CHOW Kwok-fung, Founder of Hong Kong Free Press Tom GRUNDY, and President of PEN Hong Kong Jason Y. NG. Head of English Programme Services of RTHK Hugh CHIVERTON mentioned that the competition has again attracted a lot of talented writers to take part, and that fantastic responses of over 550 entries from the community were received. Besides that, he praised the writers’ high proficiency in English and for turning creative ideas into effective words.
The competition was launched in mid-September. It was open to secondary students (aged 12 to 17) as well as adults (aged over 18). This year, the applicants were invited to write an original story based on a given picture taken by a legendary photographer Fan HO. Winners of each category were presented books from Pan Macmillan and dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group. The winning entries will be published on RTHK website (radio3.rthk.hk) , Hong Kong Free Press, PEN Hong Kong and broadcast on RTHK Radio 3.
“Hong Kong’s Top Story 2017” Award Presentation Ceremony was emceed by Noreen MIR. Event highlights will be broadcast in “1 2 3 Show” on RTHK Radio 3 (AM 567, FM 97.9 Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Parkview Corner, AM 1584 / FM 106.8 HK South, FM 107.8 Tseung Kwan O & Tin Shui Wai) on 12 January (Friday) at 1:15pm – 3:00pm and archived on RTHK website (radio3.rthk.hk).
Award Winners:(**Please click their names to read the winning pieces)