Student of the Year

The scientific study of language can give you an insight into many aspects of human behaviour, so it’s no surprise that so many students aspire to be great linguists.
Anxious as they waited for the interviews, the hopeful students had to show their skills in front of the judges.
It takes more than just talent to win the performing arts award. You also have to brave the spotlight and impress the judges at a live event.
This year’s Student of the Year is a clash of the titans, with such an extraordinary calibre of students that even seasoned judges have to pause and debate who should receive first place.
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.