SPH Foundation launches creative writing competition for students

A creative writing competition to mark the 10th Anniversary of Singapore Press Holdings Foundation was launched on Friday. Titled YOUth Write, the competition is open to secondary school students nationwide. The inaugural competition is a collaboration with IN, a publication for students produced by The Straits Times.

To participate, students are required to submit an essay of between 400 and 500 words based on the theme of how they can make a difference in Singapore.

Fifty entries will be shortlisted before the judges decide on the top three winners. Submissions will be judged based on content, originality and language. The closing date for submissions is April 14.

The top three winners stand to win prizes such as the iPad Mini, a digital camera and an iPod Touch, as well as cash prizes. Book vouchers will also be given away to 20 Merit prize winners.