INTRODUCTION

The Department of English (ENGL) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is proud to announce the retitling of the Department to the Department of English and Communication with effect from 1st September 2021. The abbreviation of the Department will remains "ENGL".

This retitling marks a new milestone for the Department, and we invite you to participate in a competition to design a new logo for the Department. We are looking for creative ideas that capture the values and mission of our Department and that emphasise its commitment to excellent education and research on language and communication in applied contexts like education, business, and healthcare, where English remains the international language of choice. The new title also recognizes that the academics in the Department are interdisciplinary and represent diverse research areas and methodologies.

The winning design will be acknowledged and used alongside the existing PolyU logo and shared with the Department’s research centres as well as partner organisations. The winner will receive a prize of HK$1,000.

The competition is open to all PolyU staff, students, and alumni of ENGL.