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    The Green Book: Nature and Me

    2019

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    The picture book contest is hosted by Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Sue Yan University. Climate change has become undeniably the clear and present danger that concerns everybody in the 21st Century. While we make friends with animals, we treat trees, flowers and plants in a different way. To slow down the adverse effect brought by extreme weather, we are urged to connect with nature not only with animals but also with plants.

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    This contest aims at using picture books to explore our relationship with plants, which plays a key role in our life and our earth. You may imagine human’s connection with plants, your own experience in the countryside, the role of flowers and trees in city or any related issues. You can also explore global issues like forest fire, extinction crisis of some species of plants, the dying vegetation of coral reef and so on.

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    Through telling a story about plants in pictures and words, you may reflect on human's relationship with nature as well as raising the public's awareness to the importance of plants. We are looking forward to your sharing on the theme.

Objectives of the Contest


 

To cultivate environmental ethics among teenagers

 

To encourage students to build up a connection with plants

 

 To explore and foster students' creativity and imagination

Awards


 

Individual Entry

First prize:
-Book coupon $2000
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest



Second prize:
-Book coupon $1000
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest



Third prize:
-Book coupon $500
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest

 

 

Group Entry

First prize:
-Book prize $2000
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest



Second prize:
-Book coupon $1000
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest



Third prize:
-Book coupon $500
-A certificate
-Online publication on the website of the contest

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates


Submission Period: 1st April,2020 - 16th May, 2020

Result Announcement: Award winners will be notified by email in June

Judging Process


- The Organizing Committee will shortlist a number of manuscripts for the adjudicators.

- An independent panel of three adjudicators, who are experts in the field of children's books, will select the winners from amongst the manuscripts submitted by the Organizing Commitee. The adjudicators' decision is final, and no appeals or correspondence will be entertained at any point.

- The adjudicators reserve the right to not award a prize should the entries fail, in the adjudicators opinion, to meet the require standard.

 

 

Judges:


Eddie Cheung Wai Sum

Eddie Cheung Wai Sum obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Lingnan University in 2006 and Master of Cultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009. He concerns the relationship between contemporary art exhibition and artwork, as well as the problems arising from it. His works allow for a broader scope of interpretation in the discussion of exhibition. Arts criticism is currently the focus of the professional practice of Cheung, who is also an artist and curator, member of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Art Critics Association. Exhibition curated by Cheung includes "Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry" (Tai Kwun, 2018). He received The Award for Young Artist (Arts Criticism) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2016 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2017.

 

 


Faye Dorcas Yung

Faye Dorcas Yung graduated with a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her doctoral thesis on children's literature criticism examines how cultures are translated and represented in children’s literature across Eastern and Western cultures. Her research focuses on English, Chinese and Japanese children’s texts including picturebooks and children's magazine. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The Open University of Hong Kong.

 

 


Andrea Mei-Ying Wu

Andrea Mei-Ying Wu is Professor of children’s literature and Taiwanese literature at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She is currently President of Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association (TCLRA) and has served on the Executive Board of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL, 2013–17). Her most recent publications include “Transculturality, Canonization, and the Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan—Jen-mu Pan, Hai-yin Lin, and the Editorial Task Force for Children’s Books” in Journal of Taiwan Literary Studies (2019), “Access to Books Matters: Cultural Ambassadors and the Editorial Task Force” in The Reading Teacher (2019), “Postcoloniality, Globalization, and Transcultural Production of Children’s Literature in Postwar Taiwan” in The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature (2018), and a Chinese monograph [Discourses of Subject, Gender, Place, and (Post)modern Childhood in Postwar Taiwanese Juvenile Fiction]. She was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar fellowship (2014–15) for the research project: “Cold War America and the Canonization of Children’s Literature in Taiwan: a Crosscultural Perspective and Investigation,” from whence she has been working intensively on the archival material of the Munro Leaf papers.

 

Rules and Regulations


Entries that fail to comply with any of the following rules and conditions will be disqualified.

 

 

The manuscript must be unpublished, whether it is printed or online publication. Any plagiarized work will be disqualified.
All entries must be submitted in soft copy (.pdf) and emailed to: hksyu.picturebookcontest@gmail.com
The file should not exceed 25MB.

Winners


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    Name

    First Prize (Individual)

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    Name

    Second Prize (Individual)

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    Name

    Third Prize (Individual)

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    Group Name

    First Prize (Group)

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    Group Name

    Second Prize (Group)

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    Group Name

    Third Prize (Group)