HKVCA Cross Canada Writing Competition: Portraits of Valour

The HKVCA Cross Canada Writing Competition is designed to provide students with an opportunity to show creativity while demonstrating an understanding of the effect the WWII years had on our veterans.

For many years, we have seen how both teachers and students have benefited from the opportunity to research specific Hong Kong veterans and their stories. Typically, this writing competition is presented to students as a way to earn extra credit, and is distributed upon the conclusion of one or two lessons completed in the classroom. However, a student may enter the competition even if the Battle of Hong Kong was not formally presented in the classroom.

Prize categories

1st prize: $250.00 1st prize: $200.00
2nd prize: $125.00 2nd prize: $100.00

Contest rules


Entries are judged with the following elements in mind:

Past winners shows the list of our winning students and their schools, by year.


Deadlines and Submission Instructions

Entries must be attached to an email and may take the form of a .doc or .pdf. Entries must be sent no later than April 21, 2017. All entries should include a cover page containing the following information:

Send entries by email to:

Entries will be judged by a carefully selected panel. Winners will be notified before the end of the school year, and winning entries will be published on the HKVCA website.

Veterans to choose from

Our collection of veteran's stories can be viewed here. The veterans chosen for this year's contest are: