Student of the Year

All the world’s a stage and there are plenty of players – which is why it takes something truly special to stand out from the crowd.
The awards this year place a lot of emphasis on the candidates’ future plans. This echoes the “Future in our hands” theme which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover.
Student of the Year - Sportsperson candidates told judges about their successes, and their hopes for the future of their sports.
Expectations are high of finalists for the SOTY Grand Prize competition this year. Their academic results and essays show that they are all talented and much will depend on how they present themselves.
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges is the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s chief executive officer. Why does he think it’s important to support schemes that benefit Hong Kong’s young people?
This time last year, Jaime Tsang Tsze-wing was busy preparing for the scientist and mathematician category of the SCMP Student of the Year (SOTY) competition – which she then went on to win.
This year’s Student of the Year (SOTY) Awards will see two brand new categories: best improvement, and best devotion to school.
Each year, the award for Student of the Year – Linguist recognises students’ talents for Hong Kong’s three languages.
Since 1974, the Student of the Year Awards have recognised more than 300 students for their outstanding academic achievements, personal development, and contributions to society.
To learn more about the sport of orienteering, we went to an expert: last year’s SCMP Student of the Year (Sportsperson) winner Harmony Lam Cho-yu.