Competition Divisions

Extensive Reading Section (For schools in Hong Kong & Macau)

Chinese Section

  • Junior Division: F.1 – F.3 (not less than 450 words)
  • Senior Division: F.4 - F.6 (not less than 650 words)

English Section

  • Junior Division: F.1 – F.3 (between 600 and 800 words)
  • Senior Division: F.4 - F.6 (between 800 and 1,200 words)

Format of Entries

  • Please write down student’s name, school name and entry number in the entry.
  • Please list the book title, author, and publisher in the entry.
  • The word limits for the Junior Division is between 600 and 800 words, and the Senior Division is between 800 and 1,200 words, including punctuation.
  • Entries should be legible and tidy. The number of pages and the total number of words must be specified.
  • Handwritten or typewritten entries on standard A4 size paper are acceptable, paper with school letterhead or badge is not allowed.


All entries must be recommended and submitted by school. Interested school can fill in the online application form as below:

Application & Submission

Interested schools need to complete the application form on or before 24 March 2023 by using either one method below.

  • Online submission:
  • Email to, and have “The 34th Annual Book Report Competition for Secondary School Students” as the subject of the email.
  • Submit the application form through online, mail or in person the entries to Marketing Dept., Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd. (Address: 9/F, Eastern Central Plaza, 3 Yiu Hing Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong). Please have "The 34th Annual Book Report Competition for Secondary School Students" as the subject on the envelope.


  • All participants will receive an e-certificate of participation.
  • The 5 most active schools will be awarded a trophy.
  • There will be a champion, a 1st runner-up, a 2nd runner-up and 8 merits in each section.
  • The awards for each section are as follows:

    Extensive Reading Section


    Book voucher

    1st Runner-up

    Book voucher

    2nd Runner-up

    Book voucher

    Merit (8 winners)

    Book voucher


  • All entries must be recommended and submitted by schools. Each school should submit not more than 10 pieces of entries in each division.
  • Each participant shall submit one entry only.
  • All entries should be in written format.
  • Participants may choose any books for the Chinese / English Extensive Reading Section.
  • Extensive reading section only for schools in Hong Kong and Macau.

Terms and conditions

  • The organizers have the right to disqualify entries that do not meet the above format or terms and conditions.
  • An entry must be the original work of the entrant and does not infringe upon the rights (including intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or confidentiality) of any other parties. Entrants are responsible for all legal liabilities. Shall their entries violate any laws, the organizers will not be held legally responsible.
  • Entries should not contain any content that is obscene, violent, pornographic, defamatory, indecent, disparaging, controversial or inappropriate.
  • The personal information provided on the application form will be kept confidential and for internal use only.
  • All information collected in this competition will only be used for the purpose of joining this competition and related matter. The organizers may retain some personal information (e.g. name, phone number, email address) for related promotion.
  • If you do not want to receive any promotional messages from us, please email your request to or contact the customer service at 2887 8018.
  • Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd. reserves the right to amend the regulations of the competition. Should there be any disputes, Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd. reserves the right to make the final decision.
  • In case of any inconsistency between the Chinese and English versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.

Personal Information Collection Statement

  • The above personal data will only be used for the purpose of providing appropriate information, including competition information, subject information, new publication information, invitation for activities, promotional and discount messages, questionnaires and opinion collection.
  • Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company Ltd. (“HKEP” or “we”) pledges to meet fully recognized standards of personal data privacy protection, in complying with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. In dealing with personal data, we will ensure compliance by our staff with the standards of security and confidentiality prescribed by the laws of Hong Kong.
  • We will strive at all times to ensure that your personal data will be kept confidential. The personal data being collected via the present means will not be sold, traded or rented in any forms through any means to any other parties.


24 march 2023 (Friday)