Prize for top sixth formers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 April, 2006, 12:00am

Schools are encouraged to nominate their outstanding Form Six students for the annual Harvard Book Prize.

The prize was launched in 1910 to attract talented young people to Harvard University, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Now, the prize is offered annually in almost 1,700 schools around the world.

In Hong Kong, the prize is being offered by The Harvard Club of Hong Kong, which comprises alumni of the elite institution. Some 100 schools participated last year.

Schools select the prize winners based on the nominees' academic results and achievements in extra-curricular activities.

The prize-winner from each school will receive Accidental Occidental, a book of poetry by David McKirby.

Poetry Live!, a collection of Hong Kong poetry for teenagers, will be awarded to the two runners-up from each school.

The award ceremony will be held on May 24 at the Central Library in Causeway Bay.

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