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One City One Book Hong Kong x Hong Kong International Young Reader Festival - Creative Writing Competition

Updates: Submission closed. Winners will be announced by the Festival's on 15th May.

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One City One Book Hong Kong x Hong Kong International Young Reader Festival - Creative Writing Competition

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Mar 01, 2019, 6:00 PM – May 15, 2019, 10:00 PM

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

活動詳情 About the Event

Creative Writing Competition hosted in partnership with Hong Kong International Young Reader Festival (YRF) (organized by Hong Kong International Literary Festival) is now open to all secondary school students!

Shaun Tan's award-winning work THE ARRIVAL has been chosen as the book of the year for 2019. Tan is a Chinese-Australian author, illustrator, and artist, and THE ARRIVAL is a wordless graphic novel that focuses on immigration. Students are invited to write a short story based on the illustration from THE ARRIVAL. Each entry should be between 800-1000 words.

Winning entries, selected by Hong Kong Battle of the Books author Jack Cheng, will be published online, and the winners will receive signed copies of his remarkable debut novel SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS as well as a copy of THE ARRIVAL.

Short stories should be sent to by 15th April 2019. Please include the applicant's full name, age, school, and the contact person's phone number and email address.

Winners will be announced on the Festival's website on 15th May 2019. Good Luck!

You can find more information about YRF in the link below:

與香港國際青少年讀者節 (由香港國際文學節舉辦) 合辦的創意寫作比賽現正公開招募全港中學生參與!


今屆評判為Hong Kong Battle of the Books推薦作者程遠。得獎作品將於網上刊登,而得獎者亦會獲得由程遠親筆簽名的出道傑作《嘿,外星人你在聽嗎?》及陳志勇的得獎作品《抵岸》。




我城我書 / One City One Book Hong Kong is a community reading programme initiated by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, which aims to encourage as many people as possible, to read and discuss the same book at around the same time. The one book for 2019 is The Arrival, a wordless graphic novel by the Chinese Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan.

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