This year there was stiff competition with 174 schools from around Asia entering, each submitting 10 entries, so to be shortlisted out of 1,740 is very impressive.
The theme of the competition was ‘New Tales of the Gobi Desert’ and Lydia’s story ‘Power of Sacred Fire’ was an imaginative adventure through the desert which ended, leaving you wanting to know what happened next!
Ms Treeby who organized the competition in school, was very excited to have one of our students shortlisted:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Lydia. We had some great entries from our school and I was proud to enter all of them into the competition. We look forward to entering more great writing next year!”
Lydia will be attending the awards ceremony on 30 April where an overall student will be named the Hong Kong Young Writer of the Year and awards will also be given to the winning entry in each of the literary award categories.
All pieces award-winning works will be published, along with a selection of shortlisted entries. All the best to Lydia and we hope to see more of her work in print in the coming years!