Story-Telling Gala for Primary School 2022-2023

Story-telling Gala for Primary Schools gives participants a chance to revisit the classic and renowned fairy tales. The gala serves as a platform for participants to use English to act out the interesting stories in a genuine and engaged way. Participants are offered the chance to learn story-telling and presentation skills. Due to pandemic, the event will be held on-line, and an on-site Winners’ Showcase cum Prize Presentation will be arranged.





Organiser:        Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
Co-organisers:  Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation
                        Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
                        The Fourth Apple Foundation Limited
Supporter:       Trinity College London (Hong Kong)



1. To enhance participants’ confidence in using English.
2. To give participants an opportunity to use English in a lively and authentic manner.
3. To improve participants’ listening and speaking skills.
4. To foster participants’ interest in reading and writing in English.


All Primary students (P1 to P6)


A. Solo (1 participant per team) / Duo (2 participants per team)
B. Radio Drama (3 - 6 participants per team)


Category A: $200 per entry
Category B: $300 per entry
(Each school can submit more than one entry. Application fee is non-refundable.)


or scan the QR Code and then fill out the Google-form
(A confirmation note will be sent to a successful applicant by email.)
Deadline: Mar 6, 2023 (Mon)

Submission (a link for uploading will be sent to applicants on Feb 1, 2023)

  • Each submission of the Google form can only be used to submit related information and the video for ONE entry.
  • Participants may use any video recording equipment (including mobile phones) for video recording
  • The whole process must be shot with a fixed lens, a wide-angle lens is preferred.
  • The video must be "one shot to the end" without any editing.
  • It is strictly forbidden to add light effects when recording, or play the video as the background.
  • Videos should have mainly performing students’ voices, and musical instruments can be used during recording. Audio editing for the videos is strictly forbidden.
  • Though recital is preferred, performing students may hold a script.
  • When shooting, if necessary, performing students may use microphones to assist in radio reception, wired or wireless.
  • Performing students may wear a mask, though we encourage them to perform without masks.
  • At any rate, adjudicators will judge mainly on the voices, and facial expressions and body movement will be taken into account. Costume and props will impress the judges.
  • We accept MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV formats (common mobile phone or camcorder format)
  • Time limitation for each submission: Category A: 5 minutes; Category B: 8 minutes
  • Resolution: Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080), and the maximum capacity for a video record is 1G.
  • Period of submission: Mar 13-31, 2023
  • Late submission will not be accepted.

Duo demonstration

 "Jack and the beanstalk"  


Winners' Showcases cum Prize Presentation

  • Date: Apr 22, 2023 (Sat)
  • Time: 10:00-11:15am
  • Venue: Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School (Shatin, City One MTR Station)


(Prize Presentation of Storytelling Gala 2017-18)

Story and Radio Drama

Participants may use the scripts provided or their own selection.
(Original work is also welcome. Participants who are using their own selection or original scripts have to submit the text together with the video clip.)
Category A: Solo or Duo Section
Category B: Radio Drama


1. Marking Criteria:
    Effectiveness of Delivery (40%)
    Quality of speech (projection, pronunciation, articulation, intonation, pace, etc.) (40%)
    Visual effects (facial expression, gesture, costumes, props, masks, etc.)
    Sound Effects (Music, songs, etc.) (20%)
2. The maximum length of each presentation in Category A is 5 minutes, and that in Category B is 8 minutes.
3. The decision of the adjudicators on all artistic matters shall be final.


1. Certificate
Certificate of Honour (80 marks or over)
Certificate of Merit (70-79 marks)
Certificate of Proficiency (60-69 marks)
2. Trophy
Champion (The team with the highest total marks)
First runner up (The team with the second highest total marks)
Second runner-up (The team with the third highest total marks)


Dr Jack Shu, Associate Professor, School of Education and Languages, HKMU
Dr Anne Ma, Former Senior Lecturer, English Department, HKEdU
Dr Teresa Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, HKEdU
Dr Apple Wong, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Languages, HKMU


Mobile/Whatsapp: 9780 1760 (Mr Tsin)