Background and Details

The first OUP Courses began in 2007, and since its introduction, Oxford University Press has improved the language proficiency of thousands of children in Hong Kong through its quality programmes.

A loving parent always wants what’s best for their children. For language education, many turn to us, as our courses are renowned for their success in improving children’s literacy. Solid language proficiency is often regarded as the foundation from which one builds a successful future upon. We want to make the journey to achieving English or Chinese language fluency even more rewarding.

We are proudly presenting the 2nd year of OUP Courses Outstanding Students Award, a set of merits for our most distinguished and hardworking students. They not only recognise our best learners, and celebrate the excellent works of students; they also motivate them to continue pursuing literacy excellence.

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges comprising only of experienced education professionals. Each award will have its own judging criteria. Only the finest examples of each category will be awarded the trophy for the title.


Eligibility
 
To be eligible for any of the OUP Outstanding Students Award, the nominee must be an enrolled OUP Courses student studying in an OUP Course, including Read Write Inc.(RWI) by Oxford or Comprehension & Writing (C&W) by Oxford or Keys Chinese Course, at any of the OUP Authorized Learning Centres since October 2019. OUP Authorized Learning Centres will nominate students who satisfy the award criteria based on their academic performance and classroom conduct.

Categories
 
1. Most Passionate Learner
Recognises the student who is the most passionate in learning. The category rewards the student who has expressed the strongest motivation to learn. The award will be given to the student who has shown positivity throughout the year and progress in the form of improving academic performance. The winner will be given a trophy in recognition of his/her effort as well as HK$300 scholarship.

Remarks:
‧ Each OUP Authorized Learning Centre can select and nominate one student based on the above judging criteria.
‧ Applicable to RWI by Oxford or C&W by Oxford or Keys Chinese Course students.

2. Most Improved Writer
Awarded to the student who has shown the most improvement in writing skills. Only pieces written by the nominee within 2019 will be assessed and judged in this category. The winner will be given a trophy as well as HK$300 scholarship in recognition of his/her improvement.

Remarks:
‧ Each OUP Authorized Learning Centre can select and nominate one student based on the above judging criteria.
‧ Applicable to RWI by Oxford or C&W by Oxford or Keys Chinese Course students.

3. Outstanding Student of OUP Courses
Awarded to the student who has been the most outstanding in class. The winner has also shown great proactivity (or enthusiasm) in helping his or her peers and demonstrated great attitude in class. The winner will be given a trophy as well as HK$300 scholarship in recognition of his/her effort.

3 Divisions

Remarks:
‧ Each OUP Authorized Learning Centre can select and nominate one student for each course based on the judging criteria.
‧ Applicable to RWI by Oxford or C&W by Oxford or Keys Chinese Course students.

4. Promising Writer
Awarded to the writers of the judges’ favourite compositions who are enrolled in the OUP Courses including RWI by Oxford or C&W by Oxford or Keys Chinese Course. The winners are the students who leave a lasting impression on judges with their compositions. Each course is separated into 3 divisions as shown in the table below. The winners will be given a trophy as well as HK$1000 scholarship in recognition of their effort.

9 Divisions
1. Elementary Level
1. Level 1 – 4
1. Level 1 – 2
2. Intermediate Level
2. Level 5 – 8
2. Level 3 – 4
3. Advanced Level/Upper Advanced Level
3. Level 9 – 12
3. Level 5 – 6

Remarks:
‧ Each OUP Authorized Learning Centre can nominate one student for each category based on the above criteria and submit one composition for each nominee. The nominee's composition must be produced in their regular class.
‧ Applicable to RWI by Oxford (Elementary or Intermediate or Advanced level) or C&W by Oxford (Level 1 - 12) or Keys Chinese Course (Primary Level 1 – 6) students.

5. Oxford Big Read Competition
The competition consists of 3 divisions:

‧ Division A: Kindergarten (K1 to K3) – OUP Book Poster
‧ Division B: Junior Primary (P1 to P3) – OUP Book Cover
‧ Division C: Senior Primary (P4 to P6) – OUP Book Review

2 winners from each group will be selected to receive the awards.
‧ A certificate of honor
‧ HK$1000 scholarship
‧ OUP books stacked up to the winner's height
Remark:
‧ 2 winners will be chosen from each division to join the Oxford Big Read Asia competition.
‧ Applicable to RWI by Oxford or C&W by Oxford students.
 
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Important dates
 
Nomination Period:
Between 16 October 2019 and 6 December 2019 (by OUP Authorized Learning Centre)

Winner announcement:
Early February 2020

Award Presentation Ceremony:
All winners will be invited to the event; more details will be announced soon.