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The Hong Kong Public Libraries will organize the "4 ‧ 23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2017 on the theme, "Chinese Culture", in support of the World Book Day on 23rd April. The objective of the competition is to stimulate children and youth on the reading interest of Chinese Culture, through extensive reading to cultivate the ability to think in different perspectives, so as to learn more about the long history and rich variety of Chinese Culture.

List of Winning Schools and Students

Winning Entries


Entry Requirements

。Junior Primary (P1 - P3)。

Chinese Traditions
Design a calender cover in the form of graphic drawing to introduce your favourite Lion / Dragon Dance.

。Senior Primary (P4 - P6)。
Chinese / English

Chinese Festivals
Write a letter to your teacher or family member to introduce a book (printed or electronic version) about a Chinese Festival and share your views.
Not exceeding 400 words

。Junior Secondary (S1 - S3)。
Chinese / English

Culture Snapshot
Choose a book (printed or electronic version) related to one of the following areas. Write a reading report to summarize the content and share your views.
1. Chinese Arts  2. Chinese Custom  3. Chinese Costume
Not exceeding 800 words

。Senior Secondary (S4 - S6)。
Chinese / English

The Inheritance of Chinese Culture
Write an essay to illustrate and express your views on "The Inheritance of Chinese Culture", through reading more than one piece of reading materials (including one book item either in printed or electronic version).
Not exceeding 1,200 words


Junior Primary Category – 25
Senior Primary Chinese Category – 15; Senior Primary English Category – 8
Junior Secondary Chinese Category – 15; Junior Secondary English Category – 8
Senior Secondary Chinese Category – 12; Senior Secondary English Category – 5
A book coupon at HK$500, a medal and a certificate will be awarded to each winner.  A trophy will also be awarded to the school of each award winner.


Submission Deadline

4.1.2017 (For entries sent by post, the postmark dates will be regarded as the date of submission.)

All entries should be nominated and submitted by schools.


Adjudication Panel

Teachers and members from the education profession and related organizations.


Result Announcement

Result will be announced in April 2017.  Schools of award winners will receive individual notification.  All award winners and schools will be invited to attend the Prize Presentation Ceremony held in April 2017.  Roving exhibitions of the winning entries will be held at Hong Kong Public Libraries from late April onwards.



2921 2660 (Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)


Supporting Organization

Education Bureau