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The Hong Kong Public Libraries will organise the "4·23 World Book Day Creative Competition" in 2018 on the theme, “My Library”, 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 the theme.  It also encourages them to experience the joy of reading in a sea of books provided freely at the public libraries so as to enrich their own life.

Application Form

Entry Requirements

Junior Primary (P1 - P3)

“A Corner in the Library”
Design a Thank You Card to your beloved library.


Senior Primary (P4 - P6)
Chinese / English

 “Fun of Children’s Books”
Write a letter to your teacher, family member or friend to introduce your favourite children’s book (printed or electronic version) and share your views.
Not exceeding 400 words


Junior Secondary (S1 - S3)
Chinese / English

“Great Man, Great Stories”
Choose your favourite biographical book (printed or electronic version) and write a reading report to summarize the content and share your views.
Not exceeding 800 words


Senior Secondary (S4 - S6)
Chinese / English

“Library in the Future”
Write an essay to illustrate how your think an ideal library in the future will look like and express your views through reading more than one piece of reading materials (including one book item either in printed or electronic version) related to the theme.
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

3.1.2018 (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.

Attention : 
- Hongkong Post will adjust the principal postage rates with effect from 1 January 2018.
- Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery of mails.

Adjudication Panel

Teachers and members from the education profession and related organisations.


Result Announcement

Result will be announced in April 2018.  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 2018.  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 Organisation

Education Bureau



4·23 World Book Day Creative Competition in 2017 – "Chinese Culture"


List of Winning Schools and Students

Winning Entries