Student of the Year

Winning the Student of the Year-Sportsperson award takes zeal, commitment and sportsmanship. But the final judging comes when the students are called upon to demonstrate their success and dedication to their chosen sport.
The judges of the South China Morning Post Student of the Year, Community Contributors, see a lot of talented students, but the competition this year is tougher than ever.
The Community Contributor category of SOTY is always a hotly contested division because so many Hong Kong students do so much to help others that it’s hard to pick a winner.
Stories are the way to stand out, says one the judges of the Student of the Year (SOTY) – Sportsperson award.
As the Student of the Year competition ramps up to find the best visual artists, Young Post sat down with two of the judges to reflect on the state of the arts in Hong Kong.
Being an artist takes more than just talent. To really excel, you need to constantly be practising, learning and improving. This is a process previous finalists of Student of the Year Visual Artist award know all too well.
Lots of students have volunteer experience, so how can you stand out to become Student of the Year - Community Contributor? Let it be from your heart.
You have attitude? That may not be a bad thing. If it's confidence, not arrogance, it's likely what's going to get you noticed!
While linguistics at its core is - to quote Shakespeare - "words, words, words", those that master this field know that words carry deeper meaning.
It's been more than eight months since we crowned the winners of SCMP's 2014 Student of the Year (SOTY) Awards, and as we reach the end of another momentous year, Young Post caught up with our top linguists.