Students of the Faculty of Humanities Awarded at the HKBU Century Club Citywide Poetry Competition
- Honours and Kudos
- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
Students of the Faculty of Humanities were awarded at the Hong Kong’s first-ever citywide English-language poetry competition. The competition was organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Century Club, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of HKBU, and the International Writers’ Workshop of HKBU in association with the Hong Kong Poetry Festival Foundation. T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Sarah Howe was invited as the inaugural judge of the competition.
The organiser called for submissions from all current full-time undergraduate students enrolled in one of the eight UGC-funded universities. Out of 127 submissions collected, four students of the Faculty of Humanities became the finalists. The first, second, and third-place winners were announced at the HKBU Century Club Citywide Poetry Reading on 28 April 2019. Year 4 students Sky Clarke and Ng Wing Yee, Janice of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) won the second and third prizes of the competition with their works “Mummy Dearest” and “Fish” respectively.
There are four out of the six finalists of the competition from the Faculty of Humanities, and all of them are the students of the Creative Writing course taught by Mr Nicholas Wong, Lecturer of the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies.
The list of FHM’s awardees is as follows:
Sky Clarke, Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language), Year 4
Ng Wing Yee, Janice, Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language), Year 4
Chan Wai Yu, Nikki, Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language), Year 4
Pang Hin Shun, Matthew, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies, Year 4
FHM congratulates all the awarded students for their outstanding achievements.