Competition details 

All local primary school students

Submission period (Deadline extended)
11 October 2017 (Wednesday) to 15 November 2017 (Wednesday) 

Results announcement date
6 December 2017

    Lower Primary
(P1 to P3 students)
  Upper Primary
(P4 to P6 students)
Topic    Spending a day with Santa Claus    An interview with Santa Claus
Word limit    50-120 words    120-250 words


Dr Paul Sze 
Professional Consultant (Honorary) Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr John Tsang 
GBM, JP, former Financial Secretary of HKSAR
Mrs Julia Wan 
Consultant, Creative English Teaching,
Part-time Lecturer, Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

Awards and prizes
(applicable to both lower and upper primary categories)

Award Prize
Champion HK$1,000 book coupon
First Runner-up HK $800 book coupon
Second Runner-up HK $500 book coupon
Eight Merit Awards HK $300 book coupon
Most Creative Writing Award HK $500 book coupon

*  The school with the highest number of entries will be given the Most Active Participation Award and the award presentation ceremony will be hosted at this school.
*  All winners will be invited to the award presentation cum meeting Santa Claus party.
*  All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


Submission guidelines
•  All competition entries will only be accepted through school teachers. Individual submissions will not be accepted.

•  Competitors should fill in the application form and write the story in the space provided. Click here to download application form and the story here:

For lower primary

For upper primary

•  Both scanned copy and hard copy of the entry are acceptable.
•  Competitors can either submit their entries by email to or by mail on or before 8 November 2017 (Wednesday).

Oxford University Press (China) Ltd.
39th Floor, One Kowloon,
1 Wang Yuen Street,
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong


Judging Criteria

Content   25%
Organization    25%
Language   20%
Creativity   20%
Tone and style   10%

Awards Ceremony
Date: 16 December 2017 (Saturday)
Time and Venue will be announced in due course.



Supporting organization