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1 September 2012 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. P4701, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon 2012/13 Hong Kong Budding Poets.

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1 1 September :30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. P4701, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon 2012/13 Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award BRIEFING

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3 RUNDOWN Aims and Objectives Schedule of Upcoming Events Rules, Regulations and Plagiarism Themes Demonstration: Online School Application & Entry Submission Adjudication Judging Criteria Improvised Writing and Interview Prizes Sharing of 2010/12 Winning entries Serious problems to avoid HKBPA Professional Development Workshops Question and Answer Session 3

4 BPA WEBSITE News and Announcements This PowerPoint file will be uploaded to the website by next Wednesday 4

5 AIMS & OBJECTIVES An annual event since 2005 To develop students high-order thinking skills and creativity To enhance students awareness and appreciation of poetry To provide students an opportunity to strive for excellence in the use of language and literature 5

6 6 2012/13 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE DateEvent 28 Sep - 30 Nov 2012 Online School Application 4 Dec 2012Teacher workshops: Introductory & Advanced 22 Feb 2013Deadline for Online Entry Submission Late Feb- Mar 2013 Adjudication April 2013Improvised Writing Session & (Individual) Student Interview May 2013Prize Presentation Ceremony

7 7 Primary SectionFull-time students from primary schools which adopt the local primary curriculum Secondary Section Full-time students from secondary schools which adopt the local secondary curriculum Open Section All of the above + full-time students from schools which do NOT adopt the local curriculum, e.g. international and ESF schools All entries must be nominated by schools Each school can nominate at most 20 entries, choosing any of the three sections ELIGIBILITY

8 Primary SectionSecondary and Open Sections Poetic Form Poetic form is open but should exhibit rhyme, rhythm, imagery and structure. Poetic form is open but should exhibit rhyme, rhythm, imagery and structure, in addition, the use of poetic devices such as alliteration, simile and metaphor. Length Nil. Students should decide on the most appropriate length to express the theme of their entries. 8 BASIC RULES

9 9 All poems are judged anonymously and the name of the author must not appear in the entries. Poems must not have been previously published, self-published or published on a website or broadcasted before 1 June Poems must be the original work of the author. Any infringement of competition rules and regulations will disqualify the student from taking part in the competition or winning an award.

10 Primary SectionSecondary Section & Open Section 1.Gratitude/Thank you 2.Me 3.Dreams 4.Animals 5.A Wish 6.*Young Achievers Gallery 1.Green Earth 2.The Generation Gap 3.Loyalty 4.Leader 5.Mind Food 6.Genesis 7.*Young Achievers Gallery *(visit Podium, West Block) Contact: Ms. Fiona Cheung, Ms. Wong So-ching, THEMES

11 ONLINE SCHOOL APPLICATION & ENTRY SUBMISSION

12 Click here to use the Online School Application & Entry Submission System

13 ONLINE SCHOOL APPLICATION & ENTRY SUBMISSION Online School Application (For schools to join the Award) Student Zone (For students to compose entries) Teacher Zone (For Teachers-in-charge to submit final entries to EDB) Online Adjudication (For Judges use only) Before teachers submit students entries to EDB, they may view, comment (optional), and/or return the entries to students for their edition.

14 ONLINE APPLICATION

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16 Step 1: Login Step 2: Edit School Profile TEACHER ZONE

17 Step 3: Edit Student Accounts Step 4: Edit Students Poems Add - Create student account TEACHER ZONE

18 STUDENT ZONE Step 1: Login Step 2: Edit Profile Step 3: Edit Poems

19 HOW TO USE e. For step-wise instructions, please read How to Use/Online School Application How to Use/Teacher Zone How to Use/Student Zone

20 20 ONLINE SCHOOL APPLICATION & ENTRY SUBMISSION Teacher-in-charge is strongly advised to familiarise yourself thoroughly of the whole online system before you use it. a. At Home Zone, read the flow chart to understand the whole setting of the system b. At Online School Application Zone, read Notes to Teachers-in-charge and register your school via this system c. At Teacher Zone, read Notes to Teachers-in-charge and create students accounts. You may view, comment (optional), return and/or submit students entries to EDB via this Zone d. At Student Zone, read Notes to students so you could guide students in case they have difficulty using this system to compose entries e. For step-wise instructions, please read How to Use/Online School Application How to Use/Teacher Zone How to Use/Student Zone f. Please ask your students to read Student Zone/Notes to Students before they use the Student Zone to compose entries.

21 REMINDER TO TEACHERS-IN-CHARGE Teachers are required to provide a valid account and check this account frequently for the updates of the Award. A confirmation/notification will be sent to the teacher when the teacher completes Part 1 and Part 2 online school application students submit/re-submit entries to teacher the teacher submit an entry to EDB

22 REMINDER TO STUDENTS Students are required to familiarise themselves thoroughly of the online system before they use it. a. At Home Zone, read the flow chart b. At Student Zone, read Notes to students c. For step-wise instructions, please read How to Use/Student Zone

23 REMINDER TO STUDENTS Students are required to provide a valid account and check this account frequently for the updates of the Award. A confirmation/notification will be sent to the student every time s/he submits an entry to the teacher the teacher returns an entry to student the teacher comments on a student entry

24 24 ADJUDICATION Phase One: Screening Judging Panel GE Teachers Network (Eng Lang) Faculty, City University of Hong Kong EDB

25 25 ADJUDICATION Phase Two: Final judging and ranking the top 60 nominees Final adjudication (tentative) Prof. Shirley LIM Geok-lin Prof. Ravi Shankar Martin Alexander, Editor, Asian Literary Review Luis Francia, poet Tina Chang, Poet Laureate, Brooklyn Marilyn Chin

26 EVALUATION CRITERIA I. Artistic Quality: Diction, Rhythm/Rhyme, Image, Figures of Speech II. Expression of the Theme: Feeling and Thought III. Use of Language: Language Conventions IV. Construction: Form

27 27 IMPROVISED WRITING & INTERVIEW TO DEMONSTRATE STUDENTS TALENTS IN CREATIVE WRITING & AND THE ORIGINALITY OF THEIR SUBMITTED ENTRIES. The nominees will write a stanza on a given topic. The Best Improviser of the Year Award (for the outstanding author(s) whose improvised entry demonstrates a high standard overall) Individual interview: nominees share their views on their previously submitted poems via online system

28 PRIZES Primary SectionSecondary Section Open Section FirstTrophy, Certificate and $500 book coupon Trophy, Certificate and $600 book coupon SecondTrophy, Certificate and $300 book coupon Trophy, Certificate and $400 book coupon ThirdTrophy, Certificate and $200 book coupon Trophy, Certificate and $300 book coupon FourthTrophy, Certificate and $100 book coupon Trophy, Certificate and $200 book coupon 5 th - 10 th Certificate of Merit 11 th - 20 th Certificate of Commendation 28

29 Author of the best entry selected from school nominating not less than 10 students. Entry of the winner has to demonstrate a good standard overall. Each Poet of the School will be awarded a Certificate 29 THE POET OF THE SCHOOL AWARD

30 All participants (except the top 20 award winners of each section) will be granted a Certificate of Participation as recognition and encouragement for joining the Award. CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

31 Cheng Yi Ting Diocesan Girls Junior School Theme: Wishes The Unheard Wishes of the Circus Men Welcome to the wondrously whimsical world of circus men We cater to every wacky wish and flight of fantasy With smiles painted on faces, we are fulltime comedians Wont you wait and see? We will have you reeling in ecstasy

32 It is a pleasure to bring in the illustrious ringmaster In confident strides, he marches up and tames most savage beasts Yet nobody hears the finely groomed mans secret yearning… The way these poor felines are treated is a disaster! Let them out their cages! They should be allowed freedom at least!

33 Spectacularly costumed, a silly clown stumbles on stage Smiling, he superbly sets up a string of tricks and spills jokes Yet nobody hears him wistfully pine for… A day of no pretense – where I can comfortably act my age I am sick and tired of being treated as one big hoax!

34 Hopping and swirling, the acrobat soars into view on stage He does heart-stopping somersaults and lands perfectly back Yet nobody hears the supple and lithe mans dreams… I desire a ticket to freedom and to be uncaged Plant wings in my heart - so that I may fly on my own track!

35 Exerting all effort to twist and turn his fragile waist Eagerly the contortionist flashes the crowd radiant warm smiles Yet nobody hears the pitiful mans only dream and wish… During all these terrible years of training, my body is going to waste Especially when I am disallowed to even rest for a while!

36 So, the show goes on with sassy humor and splendid fanfare Sanguine exteriors hide the circus mens suppressed wishes Sadly, no one knows of their sorrowing and depths of despair Silently, their unheard wishes, swarming in their hearts, itches END

37 Yiu Wai Man Janice Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) Theme: The Past Die Berliner Mauer (The Berlin Wall) She stood there quietly, Tenderly. Her grayish, olive-coloured overall, With its long concrete sleeves, Sank deep into the pool of rotten Leaves.

38 She stood there quietly, Meekly. All over her, Faded scribbling, Rendering anger and desperation into Geometric patterns, Like lanterns, Gleaming with sorrows and tears Of the long gone past.

39 She stood there so quietly, Painfully. Her rusted iron bars, Like cracks in old gothic guitars, Crafting A grotesque scar.

40 She was a savage-looking creature. She was confused. All was too sudden. All was too sudden. The usual morning calls were Solemn silence and silent solemnity. She didnt know why people went into raptures at the great news. All she knew Was that many of her sleeves were cut away, abandoned.

41 She was deep in thoughts again, Dreaming a grayish dream. The warm sunlight Casted by the full sun, Splashed itself casually On the united Berlin.

42 END Mischievously Penetrating her bullet holes. And wild daisies smiling like delicate mistletoes, Scattered themselves. Indulged in a daydream; Chanting their own hymns, While glancing at the notes That were gently Carried away By the winds.

43 43 IMPORTANT DATES

44 44 ONLINE SCHOOL APPLICATION Starts on 28 September 2012 Deadline: 30 November 2012 Provide your valid address Check mail box / junk mail frequently

45 45 WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS Introductory & Advanced - 4 Dec 2012 (Tuesday ) Objectives: a) enable teachers to include poetry in the language curriculum and/or programmes with strategies to stimulate students imagination and language sensitivity b) explore the techniques to guide students to write and improve their writing according to abilities Presenter: Prof. Shirley Geok-lin Lim, English Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara Stephanie Hoo, MPhil, City University of Hong Kong Online registration is available on the EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) now

46 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ENTRY SUBMISSION Teacher-in-charge is required to submit students entries to the Education Bureau on or before 22 February Teacher may change choice of entry on or before the above deadline by unchecking/checking the Submit to EDB button at Teacher Zone/ Students Poems. However, no amendment could be made after the deadline. The system will identify and record the last submission before the deadline as the final entry/entries for each school. A confirmation will be sent to the TIC upon each entry submission to EDB. Please save your Final record of submission for your own reference.

47 Dates: Primary 24 April 2013 (Wed) Secondary 25 April 2013 (Thur) Open 26 April 2013 (Fri) Time: 1:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. (Tentative) Venue: City University of Hong Kong List of nominees and details will be released in Apr 2013 on BPA website. It is part of the competition process and those who do not attend will be regarded as not wishing to go on with the competition. Please remind the relevant students to reserve time. 47 IMPROVISED WRITING SESSION & STUDENT INTERVIEW

48 25 May 2013 (Sat) Award winners will be invited to present their award-winning poems Details will be released from late April to early May 2013 on BPA website 48 PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY

49 49 SERIOUS PROBLEMS TO AVOID

50 50 PROBLEM 1

51 51 ENTRY 1 Theme: Food Salt, mustard, vinegar, pepper, French almond rock.. Bread and butter for your supper, Thats all mothers got. Fish and chips and coca-cola, Put them in a pan, Irish stew and ice-cream soda, Well eat all we can.

52 52 ENTRY 1 Theme: Food (Contd) Salt, mustard, vinegar, pepper, French almond rock.. Bread and butter for your supper, Thats all mothers got. Eggs and bacon, salted herring, Put them in a pot. Pickled onions, apple pudding, We will eat a lot.

53 53 Whats the problem with Entry 1? Ans: Lack originality/plagiarism. This poem has been published. Student probably has just downloaded it from the internet and made slight amendment.

54 54 PROBLEM 2

55 55 ENTRY 2 Theme: Once upon a time Once upon a time, on a fine summers day, There stood a cottage, in a land far away. Inside the house lived Little Red Riding Hood. She lived with her mother, and was indeed very good. My little girl, your grandmas sick, she said, Shes running a fever, and is staying in bed. You can take her a few cakes and buns, There are some in the pantry, those chocolate ones. And sweetheart, dont talk to strangers on the way, Keep your eyes on the road and dont go astray!

56 56 ENTRY 2 Theme: Once upon a time (Contd) Little Red Riding Hood nodded and set off meekly, Not knowing that behind a tree, a Wolf was watching her sneakily. Ho! The evil creature sniggered to himself, Ill have this nice, juicy girl all for myself! He stepped out and said, Excuse me, young lady, where are you going to? I know a shortcut where you can go through. Thats a fabulous idea, she said without bothering to ponder, Where Im going is that house yonder. Inside lives my grandmother, whos very ill. Ha! thought the Wolf, Ill eat her first, I will. The Wolf slipped away as quietly as a mouse And ran all the way to Grannys house.

57 57 ENTRY 2 Theme: Once upon a time (Contd) The Wolf barged in and gobbled her whole – Every single finger and every single toe. Little Red Riding Hood then stepped through the door, Took off her shoes and laid them on the floor. The Wolf in Grannys night gown was lying in bed, He looked at her greedily, and in Grannys voice he said, Little Red Riding Hood, dear, its me. Thank goodness youre here, Im so bored, you see. What enormous ears youve got, Granny, she cried. All the better to hear you with, honey, the Wolf lied. What a massive mouth youve got, Granny, she gasped. The Wolf grinned devilishly and in a terrible voice he rasped, All the better to eat you with, you stupid girl! The Wolf flung himself off the bed and on her he hurled.

58 58 ENTRY 2 Theme: Once upon a time (Contd) A woodcutter passing by saw this happen and came to her aid. And of the fearsome Wolf he wasnt a bit afraid. With a single swing of his axe, he chopped off the Wolfs head. The wolf dropped down; it was dead. Then with his great gleaming axe, he sliced open the Wolfs belly. Out climbed Granny, petrified, shivering like jelly. The girl and her granny thanked the woodcutter again and again. They cheered, Thank goodness the wolf has been slain! The house pealed with their mirthful laughter. And so they lived happily ever after.

59 59 Whats the problem with Entry 2? Ans: Originality. This poem is a mere reproduction of a classic fairy tale The Little Red Riding Hood in a poetic form. Remarks for Teachers: Teachers are advised to guide students to be more creative and to produce original entry, e.g. by changing the characters or the ending of the fairy tale.

60 60 PROBLEM 3

61 PLAGIARISM 61

62 62 PROBLEM 4

63 PUBLICATION: JUNE 1ST

64 64 PROBLEM 5

65 65 BE AWARE OF DEADLINES! KEEP TO THEM

66 66 ANTHOLOGY - Use of anthologies in the poetry classroom /06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09

67 POSTER Posters sent to schools around 15 September, 2012 May collect 1 extra copy of each before you leave Please post these up in a prominent position! 67

68 FACEBOOK AND TWITTER 68

69 Ms Hemans WONG Hiu-Man, (Registration and entry submission on the online system) Ms Dorothy LI Wing-sze, (Regulations and conditions of the competition) Fax: ENQUIRIES

70 BEFORE YOU LEAVE 1. At the Counter, please get - BPA poster 2. Please fill in the Questionnaire

71 71 THANK YOU


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