Calling outstanding students

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 February, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 February, 2003, 12:00am

Do you think you have what it takes to be a model student?

The South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards 2002/03 are now open for nominations, calling all those who not only excel at school, but also in non-academic activities such as community and volunteer work.

And judging by the response we have had so far, this year's event is going to be the biggest yet.

The selection process for the Student of the Year Award has been altered this year to encourage more students to participate. Instead of having one panel shortlisting semi-finalists from across the territory, candidates for the coveted award will be competing at a regional level at an earlier stage. The four geographical regions are Hong Kong Island and outlying islands, Kowloon, New Territories (East) and New Territories (West). Details on how candidates are shortlisted during the regional round of selection will be published in next week's Young Post.

Other than the Student of the Year title, there are seven other awards:

* Best Improvement

* Student Computer Scientist of the Year

* Student Dancer of the Year

* Student Linguist of the Year

* Student Musician of the Year

* Student Sportsperson of the Year

* Student Visual Artist of the Year

Winners will receive scholarships worth $3,000 to $30,000 and various prizes provided by sponsors.

So hurry! Nominations should be made by school principals only (who have the passwords to access the nomination form downloading page). The deadline is March 7.

Visit for more information about the awards. Also look out for our weekly Student of the Year Awards 2002/03 updates in Young Post!