Deadline EXTENDED To Win An Apple Watch/iPad: READ@PolyU Writing Contest

The deadline for all PolyU students to submit their entries is now EXTENDED to 31 March 2020. Seize this last opportunity!

If you have already submitted and wish to enhance your submission, we would be happy to accept a revised version from you before the new deadline. Otherwise, we will keep your current submission.

Write Your Own Mini-Memoir

What touchstone event, or turning point, occurred in your childhood and that you still remember to this day?

Write a 500-word account of this event from your point of view...and submit for a chance to win great prizes.

Taking inspiration from Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, submissions which are accompanied by an original illustration will receive a bonus point.

Eligibility: All PolyU Students*
Language: English
Format: 500 words (+/- 50 words), Word or PDF document
Submission deadline: 31 March 2020, 11:59 p.m.
[Note: 1 entry per each participant]


  • Champion – Apple Watch Series 5
  • 1st Runner Up – Apple iPad
  • 2nd Runner Up – Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Honourable Mentions: $500 Eslite Bookshop Coupons

Learn more or submit

Thank you for your understanding and for your support for READ@PolyU!

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners and global citizens for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity.

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