Wednesday, 12 June 2013

2013 Golden Point Award

The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premier creative writing competition for Short Story and Poetry in the nation’s four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Established by the National Arts Council since 1993, the national literary writing competition serves as a significant platform for literary excellence and launching new writers. The competition’s aims are to identify and nurture new creative writing talent, develop the literary penmanship of writers in Singapore and to create a conducive environment for creative thinking and literary expression in Singapore.

The submission of entries will close on 1 July 2013, 5pm. The results of the competition will be revealed at the GPA Prize-Giving Ceremony, which will be held during the 2013 Singapore Writers Festival in early November. 

The competition consists of the following two genre categories for all four languages:
• Short Story (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil)
• Poetry (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil)

There is no age limit and entries may be written on any subject and theme.

The following prizes will be awarded for each of the four languages in the respective short story and poetry categories: 

1st Prize$4,000 cash, a trophy, a $6,000 enrichment grant and a Caran d’Ache writing instrument worth $500
2nd Prize$3,000 cash and a certificate
3rd Prize$2,000 cash and a certificate
Merit PrizeIn the event that none of the above prizes are awarded, Merit Awards of $500 may be awarded instead.
Honourable MentionCertificate awarded to participants who have shown promise in their writing. Up to 3 Honourable Mentions can be awarded per genre per language category.

* The enrichment grant is awarded to first prize winners to assist writers in furthering their skills through participation in writing seminars, workshops and residencies in Singapore or overseas, or for publication of a solo work.

The competition is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. (Please read the rules & regulations available at Singapore Book Council website)

The competition is open only to writers who, at time of application, have yet to publish a solo work in the specific genre they are competing in. A solo work refers to a full-length work published by a Singaporean or international publishing company, sold or distributed commercially. Writers who have been published in journals or anthologies (whether online or in print) are eligible to enter.

The Rules and Regulations of the Golden Point Award are available in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. In case of ambiguity over the translation of the rules and regulations, the English version shall prevail. 

There will be a registration fee of S$16 per entry [cash or cheque] and the Closing Date for receipt of all entries is on 1 July 2013, 5pm.

In addition, there are workshops are held in conjunction with the Golden Point Award 2013. The Golden Point Award 2013 registration fee of $16 will be waived for participants of this workshop. 


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