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Nine BU members win 10 prizes in Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition

29 May 2013

BU winners (from left) Lau Sin-ming, Tam Wing-sze, Chen Liuhan and Cheung Wong are pleased to receive their awards
BU winners (from left) Lau Sin-ming, Tam Wing-sze, Chen Liuhan and Cheung Wong are pleased to receive their awards

Nine HKBU students and alumni won a total of 10 prizes in the 7th Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition (ICWC). Co-organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Language Centre, the prize-giving ceremony of the ICWC was held on 25 May. A total of 19 awards were presented to the winners while three secondary school students were recognised as Outstanding Young Creative Writer.


In the Prose division, Tam Wing-sze (Chinese Language and Literature, postgraduate study) and Chen Liuhan (BBA, Year 3) clinched the first and third prize respectively while Kong Jiaying (exchange student) and alumnus Cheung Wong won honourable mentions. In the Short Story division, Lee Yat-hong (Chinese Language and Literature, Year 3) and Fok Hiu-yan (Chinese Language and Literature, Year 2) won the second and third prize respectively, while Lau Sin-ming (Government and International Studies, year 3) was awarded an honourable mention. In the Poetry division, alumnus Lam Chi-wa won the second prize, and Wong Sum-ling (Chinese Language and Literature, postgraduate study) got an honourable mention. Please click here for the detailed list of winners.


Dr. Chu Siu-cheung, Chairman of the ICWC Organising Committee and Senior Lecturer of the Language Centre, said in his speech that this year a total of 343 entries were received from students from 14 tertiary institutions. The competition also attracted participants from 70 secondary schools .


Mr. Andy Lee, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary and several judges presented prizes to winners.


Tam Wing-sze, winner of the Prose division, thanked her teachers and friends who have encouraged her to write. She said it was not easy to master prose writing, but after extensive practice and discussions with friends, she confirmed that prose should be written based on facts.


Following the prize presentation was a forum hosted by Mr. Tong Yui at which alumni Dr. Chan Tak-kam and Dr. Poon Po-chiu shared their experiences in creative writing with the audience.