Results of the ROLE Essay Competition 2019
Thank you for the active participation in the ROLE Essay Competition! The Competition attracted 68 English and 51 Chinese entries from over 20 schools in total. We are pleased to see many secondary students are interested in learning more about and promoting the rule of law. A pleasing problem we encountered is that all the entries are highly competitive. We are impressed by the interesting ideas and logical analysis demonstrated in the entries. All 119 submissions deserve compliment. We appreciate the efforts of all candidates!
After much deliberation, our judges have selected one Champion, one First runner-up, one Second runner-up, and four Merit runners for both the English and Chinese groups, judging by the content, language and structure of the essays.
Here are the results:
Champion Lai Tsz Him Form 6
An excellent piece which critically brings out the paradoxical relationship between freedom of expression and the rule of law. It constructs the analysis from the law in Hong Kong to the philosophical base. Altogether, the article has presented a convincing argument. The use of language is sophisticated. The author’s reference to a wide range of literature in the article is particularly impressive. For improvement, the author should learn to adopt academic citation styles, i.e. OSCOLA or HKLJ, etc..
First runner-up Lam Kung Yu Christie Form 6
This article presents a very good understanding of the relationship between freedom of expression and the rule of law. It is structured in a clear and logical way. The author properly uses examples of the Nazi regime and the case of Von Hannover v German to illustrate the right and legal limits of free expression. To improve, the author can offer more critical analyses of the examples referred to in the article.
Second runner-up Fu Wai Ching Form 6
The article critically presents different understandings of the rule of law and freedom of expression held by different camps in Hong Kong local society. It demonstrates a tension caused by different understandings and proposes to ease the tension by the principle of proportionality. However, it would be better if the article could spend a greater part on the application of the proportionality principle.
Merit runners Cheung Yun Sang Sherman Form 6
Choi Hin Hang Form 6
Chun Tsing Yiu Angel Form 6
Chung Tsun Ho Anson Form 6
冠軍 林子文 中五
亞軍 伍正譽 中五
季軍 甄芷妤 中六
優異 陳欣希 中五
For the prize-winners, congratulations on your award! Keep up the effort. Even if you did not get a prize, we appreciate all your efforts and ideas.
We sincerely hope that you will sustain your interest in the Rule of Law. We look forward to your future participation in our Project.
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