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Keen Lyricist Quest 2023-24 – Lyrics Writing Competition
Keen Lyricist Quest 2023-24 – Lyrics Writing Competition
「堅詞 gin1 ci4」創作 2023-24 – 歌詞創作比賽

【 Update: 08 Jan 2024 】
本屆比賽的賽果經已於網上公佈,詳情請瀏覽以下網頁。The results of this round of the competition is released online, visit the following link for more information:

【 Update: 04 Jan 2024 】
公眾投票階段現已開始,按此了解詳情。Public voting is now started, click here for the details:

【 Update: 17 Nov 2023
為了讓同學有更多時間準備參賽作品,主辦方決定將交稿日期延長至12月7日(星期四)。 To allow more preparation time for students, the organiser has decided to extend the submission date to 7 Dec (Thu).

「堅詞 gin1 ci4」創作於 2022年首辦,邀請了資深流行音樂作詞人,透過研討會和工作坊,分享他們在創意和歌詞創作方面的經驗和見解。除此之外,還舉辦了第一屆的歌詞創作比賽。同學反應熱烈,收到超過70份原創及改編作品,當中的11份作品更於得獎作品分享音樂會中表演。除由得獎同學及學生團體演繹作品外,我們亦邀請了歌手黃妍(Cath Wong)、音樂人楊智遠(Siu Yuen)表演優秀歌曲。



Keen Lyricist Quest was first held in 2022. Seasoned practitioners in the popular music industry were invited to share their experience and insights into creativity and lyrics writing through a series of seminars and workshops. In addition, the First Lyrics Writing Competition was organised with an overwhelming response received from students. Over 70 entries of original and adapted lyrics were submitted and 11 outstanding pieces were performed by the winning students, professional singers, Cath Wong and Siu Yuen, and student groups at the Outstanding Works Showcase.

To further encourage lyrics writing and enhance students’ interest and appreciation of the use of language in the art of lyrics writing, in both Chinese and English, we are going to organise the Second Lyrics Writing Competition this year to provide a platform for students to publish their works at HKU.

All HKU students are welcome to submit their works to the Lyrics Writing Competition. The submission can be written based on existing pop songs (adaptation) or original music. All music genres are welcome.

The outstanding works selected by the professional jury will be published at our Outstanding Works Showcase in Spring 2024. Professional singers and student groups will be invited to perform the winning works; the winners can also perform their own works.

比賽賽程 Competition Schedule

Submission Deadline

30 Nov 2023 7 Dec 2023 (Thu)
Judging by professional panel

December 2023
Voting Period on social media platforms

1 Jan (Mon) – 5 Jan 2024 (Fri) 3 Jan (Wed) - 7 Jan (Sun)
 Announcement of Results

8 Jan 2024 (Mon)
Outstanding Works Showcase

29 Feb 2024 (Thu)

評審 Judges

1) 專業評審 Professional Adjudicator Panel
陳詠謙 Chan Wing Him
鄭敏 Cheng Man
黃靖 Jing Wong
鍾說 Chung Suet Ying
黃志淙 Wong Chi Chung

2) 主辦單位 Organiser
General Education Team of CEDARS (CEDARS-GE)

比賽組別 Competition Categories

A) 中文組 Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua)
B) 英文組 English

獎項 Prizes* (Cash Vouchers)

冠軍 Champion: HK$2,000
亞軍 1st Runner up: HK$1,500
季軍 2nd Runner up: HK$1,000
* There will be one Champion, one 1st Runner up, and one 2nd Runner up for each competition category.
* All winners will be awarded a certificate. If the winning works are submitted by co-creators, the co-winners shall decide on the distribution of prize.

Guidelines on submission of work:

1. This competition is open to current HKU students only.
2. The entries are divided into 2 groups – Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) and English. The submission can be written based on existing songs (adaptation) or original music. All music genres are welcome.
3. Each student can submit up to 2 entries. For students who have submitted more than 2 entries, the 3rd submitted works will NOT be reviewed. In case you have encountered any technical problems during submission and wish to re-submit your files, please contact CEDARS-GE at by stating your full name and UID.
4. For group work, please state all the co-creators in your submission, and all of them should be current HKU students.
5. Previously published works are not accepted.
6. Any types of the following entries shall be disqualified in the competition:
i) Any form of plagiarism
ii) Any entries that infringe the copyright of any third party
iii) Any entries that contain content of violence, obscenity and profanity
iv) Any entries that may be insulting, defamatory or discriminatory
v) Any entries that may be commercial-driven promoting someone, some products or services, etc.
7. All final submissions may be published on the website, social media platforms, and /or other digital / web-based platforms of CEDARS-GE for promotional and archival purposes.
8. In case of any disputes, CEDARS-GE reserves the right of final decision.

▶ Application and submission (Current HKU Students only) 
中文組 Chinese:
英文組 English: 

Deadline for submission: 23:59, 30 Nov 2023 (Thu) 7 Dec 2023 (Thu)

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