The Young Laureate Award 2016 - with 20+ Judges from Top UK / US Schools & Universities!


We are excited to announce that ARCH is launching the Young Laureate Award, Hong Kong's national literacy competition, which will be judged by the very best adjudicators from top UK and US boarding schools and universities! 

Students ranging from Senior Primary to Upper Secondary (P5 - F5 / Grades 5 - 11) are invited to participate in one of three categories to showcase their talents on the international stage.

With 23 judges from the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Columbia University and top UK and US boarding schools, the Young Laureate Award is an exciting opportunity to display and stretch the imagination and literacy abilities of Hong Kong's youth. The best Reader-Writer from each of the three categories will win a fully funded scholarship to attend a summer program in the UK or US!

We will offer free drop-in workshop sessions (choose one Saturday 5-7pm slot) to provide clarification to all contestants in preparation for the submission. Please contact us for details.

We recommend 3 weeks of preparation time so you can read the book to address the competition question.

Levels: Junior: P5-6 / G5-6 | Intermediate: F1-2 / G7-8 | Advance: F3-5 / G9-11

Registration: As soon as possible
Entry Deadline: March 14, 2016
Shortlist Announcement: March 28, 2016
Winner Announcement: April 17, 2016



Dr. Karen Ottewell, Director of the Academic Development and Training for International Students and Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Dr. Kasia Boddy, Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Dr. Hannah Sullivan, Fellow at New College, University of Oxford
Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan, Columbia University 


Badminton School, Benenden School, Charterhouse School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Choate Rosemary Hall, Eton College, Harrow School, King’s School Canterbury, Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sevenoaks SchoolThe Lawrenceville School, The Taft School, Tonbridge School, Twyford School, Wellington College, Winchester College, Wycombe Abbey School and Uppingham School