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The WYNG Philomathia Student Essay Contest aims to help local fourth and fifth-form students develop a greater awareness towards social issues by...

The WYNG Philomathia Student Essay Contest aims to help local fourth and fifth-form students develop a greater awareness towards social issues by encouraging them to submit short essays based on the themed works of WMA award winners and finalists. These works serve as a springboard for young writers to develop a greater awareness towards social issues tied to the cycle’s given theme. Another objective of the contest, now in its fourth cycle, is to give Hong Kong students the opportunity to visit the University of Cambridge and apply for admission there: writers of the winning entries will be invited to a weeklong, all-expenses paid trip to the UK, which includes a tour of the University of Cambridge, as well as a visit to London.

With these objectives in mind, the WYNG Foundation has also been organising for the contest’s finalists talks by representatives of the University of Cambridge alongside Friends of Cambridge Hong Kong, and the other organisers of the contest: Trinity Hall, the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters, and the Philomathia Foundation.

Submissions to the 2016/17 WYNG-Philomathia Student Essay Contest, themed “Identity”, are now closed. The winning entries were written by (listed in no particular order):

 

Nikki Wong (Form 5) St. Paul’s Co-educational College

Eunice Lui (Form 5) Holy Family Canossian College

Kristen Lai (Form 5) Diocesan Girls’ School

Clarissa Yung (Form 4) St. Paul’s Convent School

Ellery Gopaoco (Form 4) Diocesan Girls’ School

Natalie Ha (Form 4) Diocesan Girls’ School

 

And the finalists are (listed in no particular order): 

Bella Mak (Form 5), Munsang College

Theo Winnington-Ingram (Form 5), Munsang College

Regina Yip (Form 5), Ying Wah Girls’ School

Vicky Chiu (Form 5), St. Paul’s Convent School

 

The organisers would like to thank every student who has taken the time and effort to participate in the contest. Submissions for the 2017/18 cycle will open in early 2018.