Special reports

These pithy thoughts will keep you motivated in life, even when times get tough.
Five SOTY award-winners show that there is no substitute for hard work and perseverance.
It’s easy to take language for granted, but the three 2017 Student of the Year Linguist Award winners understand its importance.
Go back just a couple of generations, and a lot of Hongkongers probably owned a harmonica and knew how to play it. Now, however, the beauty of this miniature instrument largely goes unrecognised. But not by 17-year-old Chan Tsz-wun Charis.
Sunny Lam Chun-ngai explains how volunteering has helped to change lives - including his own.
Success didn’t come to this year’s SOTY winners overnight. Here are the stories of hard work and dedication behind the prizes.
Scientist, activist and now Student of the Year 2017 Grand Prize Winner, Misha Fischer is truly unstoppable.
Here are some highlights from the 2017 Student of the Year awards, and a look at this year's impressive finalists.
There are many ways to stand out in school as a student, but selfless contribution to school life can be one of the most rewarding.
There are no lack of smart students in Hong Kong. The city is often ranked highly in global education and literacy surveys, and Hong Kong students regularly get into prestigious universities, local and overseas.
This year’s SOTY Leadership camps tested candidates’ problem-solving skills, teamworking ability – and their courage.