Sounds of Hong Kong

Familiar tunes, chatter, beeps, clangs and clatter can remind you of a moment, evoke a person or prompt an echo. This year we want to read your stories inspired by local noises, the sounds of our city.

Write a short story in less than 2,000 words and win great prizes!

Categories
Junior: Hong Kong residents aged 12-17
Adult: Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above

1st Prize

  • 20 books selected by Pan Macmillan
  • Dining vouchers by Lan Kwai Fong Group HK$2,000
  • One-hour consultation session with Hong Kong based author
  • A pair of high quality headphones

2nd Prize

  • 15 books selected by Pan Macmillan
  • Dining vouchers by Lan Kwai Fong Group HK$1,500

3rd Prize

  • 10 books selected by Pan Macmillan
  • Dining vouchers by Lan Kwai Fong Group HK$1,200

Most Creative Awards

  • 5 books selected by Pan Macmillan
  • Dining vouchers by Lan Kwai Fong Group HK$1,000
Judges: Will be from RTHK and PEN Hong Kong
Deadline: 2 November 2018
Upload Entry:
(Less than 2,000 words, pdf format only)
Upload Entry:
(Less than 2,000 words, pdf format only)
Upload Entry:
(Less than 2,000 words, pdf format only)

Terms and Conditions

  1. All submitted stories must:
    • be inspired by the sounds of Hong Kong and be written in English by Hong Kong residents.
    • be an original, previously unpublished work written by the participant.
    • be not more than 2,000 words.
    • not defame any living person, corporate body, infringe or breach any rights of copyright.
  2. Participants can submit their story by visiting rthk.hk/topstory2018, emailing to topstory@rthk.hk or posting to PO BOX 70200 Kowloon.
  3. Participants can submit more than one story.
  4. By submitting an entry, participants agree to the publication/broadcast of their work by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong.
  5. All personal data provided will be used for the competition only and will be destroyed within one month after the official presentation of prizes to the winners.
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. The competition is not open to employees of RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press, or PEN Hong Kong or their immediate family members.
  8. Winners will be announced in December 2018.