Dr. Simon Berry Fiction Writing Award is sponsored by Dr. Simon Berry. It is an annual fiction writing contest that serves as a platform for undergraduate students who major in English to express creatively through writing fiction in English. It also aims to stimulate the writing potential of our undergraduates.
- To develop undergraduates’ creativity and writing abilities
- To enhance undergraduates’ awareness and appreciation of prose
The following regulations shall apply as of 2020/21:
- The award shall be known as “Dr. Simon Berry Fiction Writing Awards”.
There shall be one award winner chosen each year from BAELST/BAEN students. The winner will receive HK$5,000 as a reward.
Applicants for the Award must:
a. Be local residents of Hong Kong
b. Students who are in the BAELST/BAEN program
c. Demonstrate superior creative writing ability as evidenced through the submission of one prose
d. Demonstrate superior spoken English as evidenced in an interview
Conditions of the Award:
a. The award will be offered in the form of cash payments.
b. Award winners must maintain a CGPA of a least 3.0 and must comply with all regulations of the university.
c. Winners will assist in activities (such as fiction/poetry readings, writing workshops) designed to enhance the learning culture in the Department and in fostering a creative English environment.
a. Applicants must submit their application form and one piece of fiction writing etc, by 15 January, 2021.
b. Applicants should submit the application form and one piece of writing (by post) to The Head of Department of English.
c. Prose will be screened and judged by our Creative Writing Course faculty in the preliminary judging stage. Finalists will be judged by The Department Head.
d. Finalists will undergo an interview to determine the extent to which their spoken English is reflective of the quality of their prose. Three winners will be chosen from among the finalists.
Download application form here