American Culture Writing Contest 2020

American Culture Writing Contest 2020

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau presents:

American Culture Writing Contest 2020

More than 900 people entered the 2020 American Culture Writing Contest! Entries came from 100 schools from across Hong Kong and Macau. We are very proud to announce the following contest winners:

Junior Division

Winner Arman K., Chinese International School
First runner-up Rosita T., Yew Chung International School
Second runner-up Angela C., St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Honorable mentions (11) Claire L., West Island School
Andrew C., Chinese International School
Jessie C., St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Hannah F., Hong Kong Academy
Charlene C., St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Valerie K., St. Paul’s Co-educational College
Y. K. Leung, St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
W. Y. Yeung, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School
C. Y. Yeung, ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School
Ellie T., St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Yenny C, HKMA David Li Kwok Po College

 

Senior Division

Winner Darynne L., Chinese International School
First runner-up Carolyn R., Hong Kong International School
Second runner-up Monika J. P., St. Clare’s Girls’ School
Honorable mentions (5) Serena Y., St. Mary’s Canossian College
Tiffany Y., Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
Yanni L., St. Paul’s Convent School (Secondary Section)
Gurung M., HKMA David Li Kwok Po College
Tiffany T., St. Paul’s Co-educational College

 

We will notify the winners individually by email.  All eligible contest entries will receive a virtual certificate of participation. For enquiries, please contact Adeline Fung or Sarina Yuen via HKCultOutreach@state.gov.

Once again, thank you to every student who participated and everyone who supported our American Culture Writing Contest.  Follow us on Facebook for future Consulate activities!



1. Objective

The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau is launching its first American Culture Writing Contest to enhance cultural awareness, encourage cross-cultural understanding, and promote interest in English writing among Hong Kong and Macau students.

2. Eligibility

• All full-time Hong Kong and Macau secondary school (including international school) students.
Category 1: Secondary 1-3 / Grade 7-9
Category 2: Secondary 4-6 / Grade 10-12

• Themes:
Category 1: Choose a word to describe the United States and explain why you chose that
word. (100-150 words)
Category 2: Please pick a historical American figure and write a message for the people of
Hong Kong and/or Macau in the historical American figure’s voice. (250-300 words)

• Any entry over the word limit or not complying with the specified theme will be disqualified.

• Each student can submit only one entry of original writing.

• The entrant’s full name, age, class, school name, telephone number, and email address should be included in the submission. Submission with missing information will not be entertained.

• All entries must be submitted to the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau via online form on or before April 30, 2020.

• The contest is not open to the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau staff or their families.

• Entrants retain the copyright of their submitted entries. However, by entering this contest, entrants grant the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau the rights to edit, publish and use the entries in any print and online media platforms.

3. Judging Panel

• All eligible entries will be judged based on their connection to the theme, language skills, creativity and originality.

• The final decision will be made by a panel of judges made up of Consulate officials, distinguished writers and professors.

4. Results

• Results will be announced on the Consulate website and by email in due course. Only winning participants will be notified.

• The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau reserves the right to modify the program rules and guidelines without prior notice. Should there be disputes, the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau reserves the right of the final decision.

5. Prizes

• Each Category will have a winner, first runner-up, second runner-up and 10 honorable mentions.
Winner: iPad Air 256 GB
First runner-up: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 32 GB
Second runner-up: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera and Film Twin Pack (40 pics)
Honorable mentions: Book vouchers

• All winning participants will be invited to an awards ceremony hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, to take place tentatively in late June. A certificate of participation will be awarded to each participating student who has fulfilled the contest requirements.

5. Enquiries

Please contact Ms Adeline Fung, tel: 2841-2258 | email: fungao@state.gov, or Ms Sarina Yuen, tel: 2841-2178 | email: yuenkw@state.gov, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau.

American Culture Writing Contest 2020 (State Dept.)
American Culture Writing Contest 2020