Applications are being accepted for the English Foundation Cre ative Writing Competition. The competition aims to promote the importance of languages and to give young people in Hong Kong a chance to exercise their English and their creativ ity. The closing date for applica tions is February 15, and entries should be submitted on or be fore February 28. The topic of the competition is 'Languages Bring People Together'. People aged from 18 to 25 are eligible. All entries should be written in English and should not exceed 2,000 words. All genres such as es says, poems and drama script, are acceptable. The champion will receive a full sponsorship to a two-week English course in Britain worth $7,000 while five merit award winners will each get a book coupon worth $200. Competition guidelines and application forms can be ob tained from the Web site at http://fly.to/ef-comp or from EF Education, Suite 3701-3, Shell Tower, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. For inquiries call 2111-2356, or fax 2157-0807, or e-mail email@example.com .