Matilda Essay Contest

Great news for Kelly Yang students! You have the chance to win tickets to the award-winning show, Matilda The Musical!

The Kelly Yang Project, in collaboration with Matilda The Musical, will be hosting a short story competition open to students ages 8-14 on the topic of “My Secret Superpower”. Students should submit a creative story on this theme to or in-person at our centres in Causeway Bay or Mong Kok. The winners of each age group (8-10 and 11-14) will win two tickets to Matilda The Musical and a house programme. Entries are due by 5pm on Friday, 6 September.

We cannot wait to read your submissions!

Competition Criteria:

Topic: My Secret Superpower

Format: 300-1000 words, typed, double spaced. Font: Times New Roman, size 12 

Submission: Email ( or in person to the Kelly Yang Project Causeway Bay or Mong Kok centres

Competition Ends: 5pm on Friday, 6 September.


Inspired by the Roald Dahl’s well-loved classic story, Matilda The Musical is a spectacular and hear-warming show that has taken both London’s West End and Broadway by storm, garnering five-star reviews across the board, winning over 90 international awards. Matilda The Musical will premiere in Hong Kong from September 20 at Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. With an outstanding cast of performers, Matilda inspires and delights audiences both young and old! Book now!

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