Updated: 25 May 2017

HKBU students and alumni shine at Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition

HKBU members shine again in a writing contest. A total of eight students and alumni received prizes at the 9th Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition organised by HKBU’s Faculty of Arts and the Language Centre.

In the novel category, alumnus Shiu Chi-yin (Chinese Language and Literature) won the first runner-up title while student Li Yee-ki (Chinese Language and Literature) achieved a merit award.In the prose category, alumnus Fung Bak-kui (Humanities and Creative Writing) grabbed the first runner-up spot, and students Wong Ka-wai (Chinese Language and Literature), Yeung Lai-ming (Chinese Language and Literature) and Xie Xuan (Communication Studies, PhD candidate) received merit awards.In the poetry division, alumna Lee Wai-kwan (Journalism) and student Lai Haocheng (International Journalism) were presented with merit awards.

A presentation ceremony was held on 20 May. On top of the 18 prizes in the three categories, six “Young Writer’s Awards” were presented to secondary school students who demonstrated their outstanding creative writing potential. On the same occasion, Dr Chan Tak-kam, representative of adjudicators and renowned local writer, shared his valuable experience in creative writing.

Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition promotes Chinese writing among university students and young graduates in Hong Kong. Since the inception of the Competition in 2000, more than 2,000 entries have been received, and a number of the award winners have become well-known young writers. Please click here for the list of winners (Chinese).

The award-winning HKBU students and alumni: (From left) Lee Wai-kwan, Xie Xuan, Shiu Chi-yin, Wong Ka-wai, Yeung Lai-ming and Li Yee-ki



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