10 Mar 2020

Clarissa Triumphs in The New York Times Writing Competition

Huge congratulations to Clarissa Ki (11F) for winning the top prize in The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2019.

Clarissa’s winning piece was chosen among 1,200 entries from over 25 countries by the judging panel. Participants were asked to submit a 500-word opinion piece on the topic Our World: 2050 – sharing how the current young generation can help shape the future.

“Winning the top prize for this competition was definitely unexpected, but I’m really grateful for the experience,” said Clarissa.

“Reading my own work again has reminded me both of how much I enjoy writing, and how much more I can improve. I’m treating this award as motivation to gain more experience going forward, whether through competitions or just for fun.”

The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition has been running since 2009 to encourage students to become more informed and globally minded about important issues in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

To read Clarissa’s winning piece which she has kindly let us share, please click here and more information about the upcoming competitions in 2020 is here.

Well done Clarissa!