Special reports

As this year’s Student of the Year competition rolls around, previous winners talk about what they gained from the contest.
This year’s judges tell us that overcoming failure and learning from it is just as important as good academic results.
The category is there to remind young people of the significance of community, and how giving is as much of an accomplishment as getting.
Having a good command of English, Cantonese, or Putonghua isn’t enough to become a finalist for the Student of the Year (SOTY) – Linguist award; candidates have to prove they have completely mastered a way of expressing their language skills.
Two of the judges in the Student of the Year Community Contributor category tell us what they look for in candidates and what SOTY means to them.
From selling home-made Christmas cookies to holding DIY bracelet workshops for their classmates, these ideas are great fun and fund-raisers.
Student of the Year may be fast approaching its 40th anniversary, but it remains one of the most prestigious events for students to participate in.
Nominees must have the right attitude, show initiative, and have a real dedication to their sport.
Judges Kevin Kwong and Edmund Lee let us know what special qualities they want in this year’s candidates.
Past Student of the Year winners share about their current lives and also their top tips for this year’s contenders.
Here’s a recap of all the fun and creative ideas that were pitched at the OSC Fun 4 Funds Challenge workshop.