Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for June: letter about rainbow capitalism, reflection on family stories and more

  • Every month, we choose the best letters, debates and creative comments from students that we have published
  • In June, one winner discussed how the LGBTQ+ pride movement has been commercialised, while another shared why he made a promise to be a better son
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Summer break in Hong Kong is a bit different this year, but that hasn’t kept you, our readers, from writing about what matters. All of us at Team YP would like to thank you for continuing to share your unique creativity and insight. After examining the many strong submissions we received last month, our team has picked some winners. Congratulations to all!

Best Letter

Rachael Ng from German Swiss International School impressed us with her letter about the commercialisation of the LGBTQ+ pride movement, using Disney as an example to explain what rainbow capitalism is and how it causes real harm to queer communities.

Kate Chan from Li Po Chun United World College and Charlotte Chow from HKCCCU Logos Academy won Best Letter for their take on popular television shows such as Euphoria and Gossip Girl. They discussed how these shows glamorise toxic friendships and why scriptwriters should be responsible for their reckless storytelling.

In her letter about rainbow capitalism, Rachael Ng uses Disney to show how companies only support the LGBTQ+ movement when it is convenient. Photo: Shutterstock

Best Face Off

Annabel Cheung from St Paul’s Co-educational College is June’s best debater with her take on the recent controversy surrounding a real-name registration system for concert tickets. She used a timely example – the Mirror concert – to illustrate why she thinks the system is needed.

Most creative

Daniel Lee Tsz-tan from Law Ting Pong Secondary School shared a piece of painful family news that he wished his parents told him earlier. His heartfelt Top 10 entry won this month’s Most Creative award. We were touched by the 16-year-old’s heartfelt reflection in which he promised to be a better son.

Most engaged school

Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) participate in our Top 10 and Show Off pages regularly – last month, they sent more than 60 submissions. Five of them were published. Thank you for the support!

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