Judging Criteria

  • Winning entries will be selected by an independent panel of judges, headed by Mr. Jason Chen, Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief from LiveABC Interactive English Group
  • School and student names will be removed from all the entries submitted to the judges so that the judging process is fair.
  • All entries will be judged against the following criteria for each category detailed below:
Writing ComponentsCriteria/ TraitsScore
Contentextent, relevance, subject knowledge 30%
Organization coherence, fluency, clarity, logical sequencing20%
Vocabularyrichness, appropriate register, word form mastery20%
Language useaccuracy (a usage of articles, word order, tenses, prepositions, sentence constructions)25%
Mechanicsparagraphing, spelling, capitalization, punctuation5%

For “The Most Creative Cover Award”, the top 10 finalists will be published through MIYWA website and facebook for public e-vote. Further details to be announced in Mar 2021.

Meet the Judges

Mr. Jason Chen (Editor-in-Chief)
Education background:
National Chengchi University/ Journalism Major
Soochow University/ English Major
•Vice president/ Editor in Chief of LiveABC Interactive English Group
•Editor in Chief of CNN Interactive English magazine
•Editor in Chief of biz Interactive English magazine
•Editor in Chief of ABC Interactive English magazine
•Editor in Chief of How It Works Interactive English magazine
•Editor in Chief of Discovery Interactive English magazine
•Manager – Localization & Translation Department of PDM Company
•Manager – Translation Department of TV Time Company
•Lecturer – Language Center of Soochow University
Helen Yeh (Executive English Editor)
Education Background:
University of London/ MA Degree in European Languages and Literatures University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/ PhD. in Comparative Literature
•Lecturer on English Composition at John Cabot University
•Lecturer for workshops of business communication in English for various Italian companies
•Writer and Executive English Editor for both Live magazine and the books department of LiveABC Interactive English Group
Claire Huang (Chief Academic Supervisor of LiveABC)
Education background:
Master degree from University of Southern California in TESOL
Experience:•Lecturer for International Symposium on English Language Teaching at ETA
•Lecturer for Reading and Writing skills at College of California Chino Hills
•Lecturer for Department of Applied Foreign Languages at Lan Yang Institute of Technology
•Instructor for English Teacher’s Training Course for children at Office of Continuing Education
•Lecturer for ESL at Adult Continuing Education Center of California Ahmanson
Ms. Vivi, L. Wang (Editor-in-Chief)
Education background:
National Taiwan University – Bachelor of Arts, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
•Executive Editor, CNN Interactive English
•Editor-in-Chief, Live Interactive English
•Editor-in-Chief, ALL+ Interactive English
•Editor-in-Chief, First Book Department
•Editor-in-Chief, Landmark English and Books (American Magazine Center (AMC)
Niall Longobardi (English Editor)
Education background:
Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelor’s of Science in International Affairs with a minor in Economics
•English Language Teacher at Shane English Schools
•Curriculum Developer at Alexander Academy
•Business English and Seminar Instructor at Core and Corner
•Book’s Department English Editor at LiveABC