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The 2017 Global Campus Creative Writing Competition

22 February 2017

To add to the success of our recent KS3 students in the Hong Kong Young Writers Competition, our KS4 students have followed suit with some incredibly impressive entries into the 2017 Nord Anglia Creative Writing Competition.

  • Creative Writing Competition

Happily, the folks at Global Campus are well aware that our IGCSE students find it difficult to deviate from their studies to devise extra pieces of creative work. Therefore, this year the KS4 level of the competition allowed students to submit their pieces of descriptive work that they have written for their IGCSE coursework.

As the Head of Department, I had the pleasure of coordinating the pieces to be sent for judging and was extremely impressed with the quality, maturity and vibrancy of their work. From intense and emotive descriptions of the poor side of London inspired by the IGCSE Literature text ‘The Secret River, to atmospheric descriptions of scenic landscapes, our entrants from BISS were incredibly strong competitors this year. Regardless of winning the Global Campus competition, many of our entrants will, without doubt, be achieving some very high coursework grades if the work entered was a reflection of their portfolios.

Well done to our long-listed entrants:

Chiara Dell'Orro, Kai Wen Yeoh,  Qi Yi Choong,  Zoe Welz, Har Vey Yuen, Lydia Hanninen, Corey Bricker, Yuen Ning Chang,  and Philippa Chow.

Of those who were entered, Chiara’s animated and picturesque piece describing a moment in time in New York has been selected to go forward to the short list for the final Global Campus prize.

In addition to potentially winning a prize, this year, the creative writing competition is running in tandem with the Visual Arts competition. This means Chiara’s story will now be shared so that other Nord Anglia students can make a piece of art that illustrates her story. The piece of art and her story will be published in a special book.

Well done to Chiara and all the other entrants – it was a very strong category this year. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Chiara wins the overall competition!

Gemma Treeby, Head of English