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The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) organises the “4‧23 World Book Day Creative Competition” in 2024 on the theme of “Reading Love (Love Reading)” in support of the World Book Day on 23 April to promote a reading culture.  Through competition, which integrates reading and creation, we hope to encourage children and young people to broaden and deepen their scope of reading and to share the joy and sentiments obtained from reading.  We would also like to encourage the public to read more to let reading nourish their life, enrich their experiences and open the door to knowledge. 



 

Entry Requirements

Eligibility

(1)     Participants must be local full-time students (Primary 1 to Secondary 6).

(2)     All entries have to be nominated by schools.

(3)     Each school may nominate up to 5 entries for each category.

 

Junior Primary (P1 - P3)

Theme: "My Favourite ____"

Draw a picture with colour pencils on the theme of “My Favourite ____” to introduce, in a fun way, your favourite family member/ relative/ friend/ teacher/ classmate or pet, or to depict a pleasant reading experience, with some words of gratitude to express your sincere appreciation.

 

Senior Primary (P4 - P6)
Chinese / English

Theme: “Reading Love

Write a book report on your own topic under the theme of “Reading Love”.  Share a book, whether printed or electronic, on family love, friendship or teacher-student rapport by describing its content and sharing your thoughts and feelings to echo the theme.

300 - 400 words (including punctuations)

 

Junior Secondary (S1 - S3)
Chinese / English

Theme: “Reading and Living in the Moment

Write in prose on your own topic under the theme of “Reading and Living in the Moment”.  Pick a book, whether printed or electronic, borrowed from a public library in Hong Kong, on life or self-awareness and share the positive impact, joy or feelings reading brings to your life. 

 650 - 800 words (including punctuations)

 

Senior Secondary (S4 - S6)
Chinese / English

Theme: “Reading Memories”

Write in prose on your own topic under the theme of “Reading Memories”.  Pick more than one book or piece of reading materials, whether printed or electronic, borrowed from a public library in Hong Kong, and share an impactful memory or inspirational feeling in relation to emotions.

1,000 - 1,200 words (including punctuations)

 

Awards and Prizes

Junior Primary Category - 25 Outstanding Awards

Senior Primary Category (Chinese) - 15 Outstanding Awards ; Senior Primary Category (English) - 8 Outstanding Awards

Junior Secondary Category (Chinese) - 15 Outstanding Awards ; Junior Secondary Category (English) - 8 Outstanding Awards

Senior Secondary Category (Chinese) - 12 Outstanding Awards ; Senior Secondary Category (English) - 5 Outstanding Awards

Each winner will be awarded a book coupon of HK$500, a medal and a certificate. A trophy will also be presented to the school of each winner.

 

Deadline of Submission

On or before 6 pm on 4 January 2024. (For submission by post, the postmark date will be regarded as the date of submission. Late submissions or underpaid mail items will not be accepted. For entries forwarded by email, the date on the forwarded email will be regarded as the date of submission. Any email sent or forwarded after the deadline will not be accepted.)

 

Adjudication Panel

To be composed of education workers.

 

Announcement of Results

The results will be announced in April 2024. Respective schools of the award winners will be notified individually. All award winners and their schools will be invited to receive their awards at the award presentation ceremony to be held in April 2024. Winning entries will be displayed in roving exhibitions of local public libraries from late April onwards.

 

Enquiries

2921 2660

Office Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays)

 

Supporting Organisations

Education Bureau, Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians’ Association and Association of Innovative Reading

 

Application Form (Click Here to Download)

 


4·23 World Book Day Creative Competition in 2023 –“Tasty Reading”

Sharing of Junior Primary Category Winners

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IzzLZab-fo

Sharing of Senior Primary Category Winners

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NRPHkb-uos

Sharing of Junior Secondary Category Winners

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMlqza7YRs0

Sharing of Senior Secondary Category Winners

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcs4quEDjio

Advising of Senior Primary Category Adjudicators 

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21s6DvgFOv4

The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) organises the “423 World Book Day Creative Competition in 2023 on the theme “Tasty Reading” in support of the World Book Day on 23 April to promote a reading culture. By integrating reading and creation, the competition aims at encouraging children and young people to broaden and deepen their scope of reading, and leading them to open the door to knowledge, widen their horizons and enrich their life experience through reading.

 
 

List of Winning Schools and Students

4.23 WBD : Fun Reading for All cum 4.23 WBD Creative Competition Prize Presentation Ceremony in 2023

(Audio content in Chinese only)

HKPL YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/8nAj5Xe_E40


Entry Requirements

Eligibility

(1)     Participants must be local full-time students (Primary 1 to Secondary 6).

(2)     All entries have to be nominated by schools.

(3)     Each school may nominate up to 5 entries for each category.

 

Junior Primary (P1 - P3)

Theme: "Food Story"

Draw a picture with crayons on the theme of “Food Story” to introduce your favourite food in a fun way or to depict a happy meal time with your friends and family.

 

Senior Primary (P4 - P6)
Chinese / English

Theme: “Treasuring Food and Life”

Write a book report on your own topic under the theme of “Treasuring Food and Life” to share a book, whether printed or electronic, by describing its content and sharing your thoughts and feelings to echo the theme.

300 - 400 words (including punctuations)

 

Junior Secondary (S1 - S3)
Chinese / English

Theme: “My Cooking Experience”

Borrow a cookery book, whether printed or electronic, from a public library in Hong Kong, and then cook the food or a dish according to one of the recipes and write an essay on your own topic under the theme of “My Cooking Experience” to describe the cooking process and your feelings. Attach a hand-drawn picture or photo of the food/dish you cooked *.

(*The hand-drawn picture or photo should be submitted separately on an A4-size plain white paper. The photo can be affixed to or colour-printed on white paper.)

 650 - 800 words (including punctuations)

 

Senior Secondary (S4 - S6)
Chinese / English

Theme: “Memories of Food and Drink”
Consolidate more than one piece of reading materials on food and drink other than recipes (with at least one of them being selected from a book, whether printed or electronic) on your own topic under the theme of “Memories of Food and Drink”, and write an essay to share your reading experience and feelings.

1,000 - 1,200 words (including punctuations)

 

Awards and Prizes

Junior Primary Category - 25 Outstanding Awards

Senior Primary Category (Chinese) - 15 Outstanding Awards ; Senior Primary Category (English) - 8 Outstanding Awards

Junior Secondary Category (Chinese) - 15 Outstanding Awards ; Junior Secondary Category (English) - 8 Outstanding Awards

Senior Secondary Category (Chinese) - 12 Outstanding Awards ; Senior Secondary Category (English) - 5 Outstanding Awards

Each winner will be awarded a book coupon of HK$500, a medal and a certificate. A trophy will also be presented to the school of each winner.

 

Deadline of Submission

On or before 6 pm on 5 January 2023. (For submission by post, the postmark date will be regarded as the date of submission. Late submissions or underpaid mail items will not be accepted. For entries forwarded by email, the date on the forwarded email will be regarded as the date of submission. Any email sent or forwarded after the deadline will not be accepted.)

 

Adjudication Panel

To be composed of education workers.

 

Announcement of Results

The results will be announced in April 2023. Respective schools of the award winners will be notified individually. All award winners and their schools will be invited to receive their awards at the award presentation ceremony to be held in April 2023. Winning entries will be displayed in roving exhibitions of public libraries from late April onwards.

 

Enquiries

2921 2660

Office Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays)

 

Supporting Organisations

Education Bureau, Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians’ Association and Association of Innovative Reading

 

Application Form (Click Here to Download)