WINNERS Posted on 18 April 2019
We're glad to announce the Top Three Winners of this year's edition of the SOTA Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition. These promising writers overcame immense odds to stand out from 1,500 submissions, including the 76 finalists. Our heartiest congratulations to our young writers!
First Place: Alifah Ilyana Binte Mohammed Jawahir (Sembawang Primary School)
Second Place: Lim En Qi (Keming Primary School)
Third Place: Aisha Tang Binte Muhammed Taufiq Tang (CHIJ Our Lady of Queen of Peace)
Once again, thank you to those who participated! We would like to thank SPH Foundation for sponsoring the book vouchers that will be received by our winners.
FINALISTS Posted on 19 March 2019
Thank you for your participation in the SOTA Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition 2019. We received a whopping 1,500 submissions from all of you promising young writers!
Due to the overwhelming response, we decided to increase the number of finalists from 50 to 76. These 76 finalists will be invited to SOTA for the Junior Academy workshop*, and the top three winners of the Competition will be picked from these finalists. The finalists are named below, in alphabetical order according to school.
We once again sincerely thank all participants for being involved in this Competition!
| Ana Bella Kaisah Binte Mohammed Hisham || Admiralty Primary School |
| Wu Wan Ying, Dorine || Admiralty Primary School |
| Lim Jing Xuan || Ai Tong School |
| Teoh Yu Xi || Bukit Panjang Primary School |
| Ong Le Qian || Bukit View Primary School |
| Aisha Tang Binte Muhammed Taufiq Tang || CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace |
| Emeline Tan En Xuan || CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School |
| Chan See Yu || Chongzheng Primary School |
| Goh Yu Xuan Amber || De La Salle School |
| Joycia Sudhir || DPS International School |
| Keira Chan || Dulwich College Singapore |
| Muhammad Rifay Syazwan Bin Noorhaizad || Edgefield Primary School |
| Orkid Binte Hilmi || Edgefield Primary School |
| Claris Teo Chen Lin || Endeavour Primary School |
| Lim Kang Ler || Farrer Park Primary School |
| Ang Hong-Ren || Fengshan Primary School |
| Isaac Teh Hong Yee || Fengshan Primary School |
| Teo Jing An || Geylang Methodist School (Primary) |
| Lauren Sin || Haig Girls' School |
| Yasmine Binte Zaharin || Henry Park Primary School |
| Aidan Soon Qi Zhe || Holy Innocents' Primary School |
| Amelia Mikaela Silvester || Innova Primary School |
| Dhirren Viswanathan || Innova Primary School |
| Tan Renny || Innova Primary School |
| Yan Zesen || Jurong West Primary School |
| Ashley Goh Zhuo En || Keming Primary School |
| Eva Chi Ching Hsun || Keming Primary School |
| Kim Yoonsu || Keming Primary School |
| Lim En Qi || Keming Primary School |
| Samuel Tan Kai Yang || Keming Primary School |
| Nurul Iman Binte Mohammed Rohan || Kheng Cheng School |
| Ethan Chan Jun Kai || Kong Hwa School |
| Gerselle Koh Jia Qian || Kong Hwa School |
| Goh Kie Ren || Kong Hwa School |
| Ng Kean Woon || Kong Hwa School |
| Ryan Neo Xin Yao || Kong Hwa School |
| Sim Pei Zhi || Kong Hwa School |
| Tan Ella || Kong Hwa School |
| Wong Yuet Leng Cheryl || Kong Hwa School |
| Poh Shi Ying || Maha Bodhi School |
| Rajani Panda || Marymount Convent School |
| Niken Toh Teng Rui || Mayflower Primary School |
| Tan Hui Yan || Mayflower Primary School |
| Erynn Joi Huen En || Methodist Girls' School |
| Ong En Qi Natalie || Methodist Girls' School |
| Ooi Pei Qi || Nan Hua Primary School |
| Shanice Tan Haridas || Nan Hua Primary School |
| Sheng Yichou Xavier || Nan Hua Primary School |
| Jia Junkai || Ngee Ann Primary School |
| Sim Kai Rui Thaddeus || Ngee Ann Primary School |
| Zara Estrella Parveen || Ngee Ann Primary School |
| Tay Kee En Kiera || Pasir Ris Primary School |
| Luan Haoling || Punggol Green Primary School |
| Kristine Chiang Yu Fung || Radin Mas Primary School |
| Sophia Ocampo || Raffles Girls' School |
| Yeoh Janine || Red Swastika School |
| Koh Kai Li Kellie || Rivervale Primary School |
| Dylan Low Shang-Jie || Rosyth School |
| Elgin Rahardja || Rosyth School |
| Wong Jun Yi || Rosyth School |
| Alifah Ilyana Binte Mohammad Jawahir || Sembawang Primary School |
| Yuvanshi Keshav Agrawal || Sembawang Primary School |
| Amara Khin || Si Ling Primary School |
| Alison Tay Tsin Yinn || Singapore Chinese Girls' Primary School |
| Lim Yingkit || Singapore Chinese Girls' Primary School |
| Chan Silin || South View Primary School |
| Zhang Yihao || South View Primary School |
| Richard Ong Jun Quan || St. Hilda's Primary School |
| Tristan Josef Ngo Zheng Xuan || St. Stephen's School |
| Ethan Koh Wei Qian || Tao Nan School |
| Arissa Joshua || Teck Ghee Primary School |
| Chen Ying || Woodgrove Primary School |
| Max Myat Thu Khant || Woodlands Primary School |
| William Li || Xingnan Primary School |
| Lim Cheng Rui || Yu Neng Primary School |
| Tan Han Wen Jonathan || Yu Neng Primary School |
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SOTA is pleased to announce the fourth edition of its annual nation-wide creative writing competition. This year, the SOTA Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition is proudly supported by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation.
If you will be in Primary 6 in 2020 and have a love for writing, you are invited to take part in this competition.
- Step 1: Pick one of the prompts
- Write a story based on the following 5 words: elephant, guitar, blue, paper, and train.
- The city underground.
- Write a story about 2 people — or other non-human characters if you prefer — from very different backgrounds sharing a meal together. What happens?
- You come across a door in a forest. What happens next?
- Step 2: Write an original story, of no more than 450 words, based on the prompt you chose.
- Step 3: Submit your story with your completed entry form.
Up to 50 finalists will be invited to a free short story writing workshop.
Of the 50 finalists, 3 students will be named the winners of the following:
- 1st Prize: $500 book voucher
- 2nd Prize: $350 book voucher
- 3rd Prize: $150 book voucher
- Submission due date: 7 February 2020, 5pm
- Notification of finalists: Early-March 2020
- Workshop: Half day, mid- to late-March 2020
- Announcement of winners: April 2020
- The competition is ONLY open to all students who will be in Primary 6 (or its equivalent) in 2020.
Each contestant may only submit ONE entry. Entries must be submitted via regular post to:
SOTA Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition 2020,
School of the Arts, Singapore,
1 Zubir Said Drive,
Administration Office, #05-01,
- Entries must be typed on an A4-sized paper with font-size 12 and double-spaced. All entries MUST include the participant's (i) name, (ii) school, (iii) exact number of words and (iv) email address (either individual's or parent's) on the upper left-hand corner of the first page.
- ALL entries MUST be accompanied with an official entry form. Please click here to download the form.
- ALL entries MUST be original and written in English. The submissions must be unpublished and not accepted by any publisher or producer at the time of submission.
- SOTA retains the non-exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free license (with right to sublicense) to keep and use submitted entries for any purpose consistent with the mission of SOTA, including educational, archival and research purposes, and for publicising SOTA or any programme or faculty of SOTA, including derivative works for such purposes.
- Entries that exceed the word count of 450 words will be disqualified and unread. Title and contact information will not be included in the word count.
- The submission deadline is 7 February 2020 at 5pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Up to 50 finalists will be shortlisted by SOTA's Faculty of Literary Arts and notified by early-March. They will be invited to attend a short story writing workshop in mid- to late-March 2020. Of the 50 finalists, 3 students will be named the winners. The first, second and third place winners will win $500, $350 and $150 in book vouchers respectively.
Drop us an email at [email protected], with the subject "P6 Creative Writing Competition".