SHKP Reading Club launches fifth Young Writers’ Debut Competition Celebrity judges Sylvia Chang, Adam Wong and eight others to help aspiring writers in Greater China fulfil dreams of publishing their first books

24 Apr 2014


As part of its long-term commitment to promoting reading and holistic development, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP), through its SHKP Reading Club, today announced details of the fifth Young Writers’ Debut Competition (“Competition”) together with co-organizer Joint Publishing (H.K.). The Competition, extended to cover Taiwan and Macau this time in addition to Hong Kong and mainland, features an illustrious judging panel of ten from across Greater China, including Sylvia Chang of Taiwan, Hong Kong award-winning film director Adam Wong and Mainland writer and film critic Mao Jian. The theme of the competition is ‘discovery’.

Kicking off the programme today at the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck was SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan, joined by Joint Publishing Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anne Lee, and seven of the ten judges including mainland film director Tian Qinxin and writer Deng Kangyan, Hong Kong new media artist Henry Chu and film director Adam Wong, Taiwanese book designer Huang Tzi-chin and illustrator Page Tsou, and composer and lyricist Joe Lei of Macau.

Since starting in 2006, the Young Writers’ Debut Competitions have helped 33 young people realize their dreams to get their first books published. Many carried on their creative pursuits with new books published, or engaged in writing or publishing related areas.

Mr Chan of SHKP said, “To promote this competition as a platform for creative purposes, this year, we expanded it to cover the entire Greater China region including the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.” Contestants who get shortlisted will receive one-on-one coaching from the judges to help develop and nurture their ideas, including advice and guidance on contents and other considerations in the creative and publishing process.

Past winning entries of the competition came in a diversity of original concepts, genres and formats, including novels, fairy tales, documentaries, travelogues, picture books, photography books and screenplays etc., demonstrating a rich plethora of creativity and imagination among the entrants. Judges from current and past competitions and past winning writers, such as Rainbow Leung, Lai Wai Kit and Kwok Ka Kie were present at today’s ceremony to show their support and encouragement for other budding writers. For details, please visit the Competition Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/youngwriters4)

In addition, to celebrate World Book Day (April 23), SHKP Reading Club is organizing an array of activities, including a Good Reads Game, school visits and young writer seminars to encourage the young generation to be part of this global celebration and share the joy of reading.

About Young Writers’ Debut Competition

The Young Writers’ Debut Competition has helped many young writers make their debuts since it started in 2006, include debuts at the Hong Kong Book Fair and distributing to major bookstores. SHKP and Joint Publishing are cooperating again in 2014 to assist aspiring young authors to realize their dreams of publishing their books. Meanwhile, in order to promote cultural exchange, this year’s competition has been expanded to Taiwan and Macau. The organizers have invited creative professionals and experienced veteran from the cultural sector to offer coaching to young writers to develop their writing dreams and to foster the creation of Chinese creative stars.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club. SHKP Reading Club is endorsed by celebrities from all walks of life. The Club publishes two free regular magazines on reading, ReadIt and Read Monthly, organizes seminars with leading speakers from different cultural realms, reading and writing camps, guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.
SHKP Reading Club launches fifth Young Writers’ Debut Competition Celebrity judges Sylvia Chang, Adam Wong and eight others to help aspiring writers in Greater China fulfil dreams of publishing their first books

24 Apr 2014





As part of its long-term commitment to promoting reading and holistic development, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP), through its SHKP Reading Club, today announced details of the fifth Young Writers’ Debut Competition (“Competition”) together with co-organizer Joint Publishing (H.K.). The Competition, extended to cover Taiwan and Macau this time in addition to Hong Kong and mainland, features an illustrious judging panel of ten from across Greater China, including Sylvia Chang of Taiwan, Hong Kong award-winning film director Adam Wong and Mainland writer and film critic Mao Jian. The theme of the competition is ‘discovery’.

Kicking off the programme today at the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck was SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan, joined by Joint Publishing Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anne Lee, and seven of the ten judges including mainland film director Tian Qinxin and writer Deng Kangyan, Hong Kong new media artist Henry Chu and film director Adam Wong, Taiwanese book designer Huang Tzi-chin and illustrator Page Tsou, and composer and lyricist Joe Lei of Macau.

Since starting in 2006, the Young Writers’ Debut Competitions have helped 33 young people realize their dreams to get their first books published. Many carried on their creative pursuits with new books published, or engaged in writing or publishing related areas.

Mr Chan of SHKP said, “To promote this competition as a platform for creative purposes, this year, we expanded it to cover the entire Greater China region including the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.” Contestants who get shortlisted will receive one-on-one coaching from the judges to help develop and nurture their ideas, including advice and guidance on contents and other considerations in the creative and publishing process.

Past winning entries of the competition came in a diversity of original concepts, genres and formats, including novels, fairy tales, documentaries, travelogues, picture books, photography books and screenplays etc., demonstrating a rich plethora of creativity and imagination among the entrants. Judges from current and past competitions and past winning writers, such as Rainbow Leung, Lai Wai Kit and Kwok Ka Kie were present at today’s ceremony to show their support and encouragement for other budding writers. For details, please visit the Competition Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/youngwriters4)

In addition, to celebrate World Book Day (April 23), SHKP Reading Club is organizing an array of activities, including a Good Reads Game, school visits and young writer seminars to encourage the young generation to be part of this global celebration and share the joy of reading.

About Young Writers’ Debut Competition

The Young Writers’ Debut Competition has helped many young writers make their debuts since it started in 2006, include debuts at the Hong Kong Book Fair and distributing to major bookstores. SHKP and Joint Publishing are cooperating again in 2014 to assist aspiring young authors to realize their dreams of publishing their books. Meanwhile, in order to promote cultural exchange, this year’s competition has been expanded to Taiwan and Macau. The organizers have invited creative professionals and experienced veteran from the cultural sector to offer coaching to young writers to develop their writing dreams and to foster the creation of Chinese creative stars.

About the SHKP Reading Club

SHKP set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club. SHKP Reading Club is endorsed by celebrities from all walks of life. The Club publishes two free regular magazines on reading, ReadIt and Read Monthly, organizes seminars with leading speakers from different cultural realms, reading and writing camps, guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.