I know there are many of you out there who really love to write- it is just that you find assignments and exams boring and uninspiring. I hear you, man! Which is why they have writing competitions just for folks like you to show how powerful your pen (or computer keyboard!) is. Check these out:
1. Renaissance Publishing is organizing a writing contest. The prize is $1700 cash and a chance to be published. For serious writers, the second is a better motivator than the first. The competition, presented in conjunction with the official launce of “Cupid Corporation”, is for all full time students in Singapore between the ages of 14 and 25. You can send either
- A short story (5000 words or less, true or fictional)
- A poem
- A love letter
- A short passage, paragraph, blurb, one-liner or even a phrase- anything that can tug at the heartstrings.
The judging criteria of your literary work are how romantic it is, and whether it can move and touch anyone who reads it. It’s that simple. Submit as many as you like.
All entries must be in by 30th August, 2007. Visit www.renaissance.sg for more details and the entry form.
2. The Golden Point Award Competition is seeking the best, most original, unpublished short story or poem by a Singaporean or a Permanent Resident. First prize winners stand a chance of receiving $10,000 in cash and educational training grants.
Log on to www.theartshouse.com.sg to download the official entry form or pick one up at The Arts House Box Office. The closing date for submissions is 31 July 2007. For enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 81836034.
Well? Any takers? The first competition is too young for me (note how I avoid saying I am too old!) but am thinking of having a go at the second. Do you think I stand a chance?