To showcase the talents of young writers in Chinese literary writing and encourage sharing of experience in creative writing, the Faculty of Arts organised the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, targeting full-time tertiary students in the region and beyond. We were honoured to have invited eminent scholars as our final adjudicators, namely Professor Lee Ou-fan Leo, Professor Chen Pingyuan and Mr. Chen Fang-ming (Prose Writing) ; Professor Wang Anyi, Mr. Chan Koon-chung, Mr. Lo Yi-chin (Short Story Writing); and Professor Yu Kwang-chung, Professor Jin Sheng-hwa Serena and Professor Perng Ching-hsi (Literary Translation). We were also pleased to have Mr. Li Jing-duan to be our Honorary Advisor.
This year, more than 1,000 entries from over 200 higher education institutions around the world were received. The Award was divided into three categories: prose writing, short story writing and literary translation. Three winners (1st-3rd place) of each category (only the 2nd place was awarded in the “Literary Translation” category in this year) received their respective awards, and 69 entrants received Special Commendation Awards for their outstanding works. To offer a precious opportunity of sharing among renowned adjudicators and contestants, and the public, the Organising Committee conducted a Creative Writing and Literary Translation Workshop on 6 April 2017. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 7 April 2017. The winning works of the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award were displayed at the Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library from 8 to 18 April 2017. Please visit the Award’s website for details.