1Is it necessary for me to be a Chinese citizen or a Hong Kong resident in order to apply for the Contest?
No, the only eligibility for this Contest is that the applicants must be secondary students under full-time education in Hong Kong. However, if you win the Contest, in order to be eligible for the International and National competitions, you must meet the requirement of nationality and age requirement. The final decision will be made upon the organisers of competitions (National Contest - China Daily
, International Contest - English-Speaking Union
2Is there any age limit for either the junior or senior divisions?
No, the only eligibility for this Contest is that the applicants must be secondary students under full-time education in Hong Kong.
3Can I apply if I am not fluent in English?
Yes of course. We strongly encourage all students who are interested to join. This would be a very precious opportunity to learn and gain experience.
4Can I still participate if I am unavailable for the District Preliminary Rounds?
Contestants must go through the District Preliminary Rounds in order to enter the District Semi-Finals. However, you can still join our Pre-Contest Training Courses and participate as an audience in the Grand Finals.
5Can I get any certification to prove my participation in the Contest?
A certificate will be issued to all contestants who completed the District Preliminary Rounds. The certificate will acknowledge the furthest round that the contestant has achieved.
6Can I enter the contest under personal context or private teachers? Is it a must to supply the teacher's information?
Yes, contestants can enter the contest under personal context or private teachers. Teacher's information is optional and can be neglected if not applicable.