Creative Writing Competition 2016

The time has come.

Submissions for Creative Writing Competition 2016 are now open. Closing date for soft-copy entries is 31st January 2016, and corresponding hard-copy entries must be received by 31st January 2016.

As usual, the three categories this year are Prose, Poetry and Playwriting. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Prize: $150 (and bragging rights)!

2nd Prize: $100

3rd Prize: $50

All entries must be accompanied by the entrant registration form and are subject to the CWC Rules and Regulations, which can be found here:

Hosted by NUS Literary Society, CWC has been an annual competition meant for young adult writers to flex their literary muscles. Winning works from past CWCs can be found on Litsoc’s very own creative e-zine at

All the best!


Presenting…the winners of CWC 2015!

Here are the talented and lucky winners of CWC 2015!

Congratulations to all winners and a great big thank you to all who bravely tried their hand at writing! We hope all of you had a great time at EPM 2015, and thank you once again for making this event possible.


First Prize: Jedidiah Huang Qi, Resistance

Second Prize: Tong Jia Jun, Keith, Fragmented

Third Prize: Lee Xue Ning Vanessa, The Day the Stars Died

Honourable Mention: Tommy Khywnn Looi, Nightfall

Honourable Mention: Alison Tee Xin Yi, Thinking of the Window


First Prize: Kevin Martens Wong Zhi Qiang, A Merlion for His Majesty

Second Prize: Wu Xueting, A Torrential Rush of Colours

Third Prize: Alison Tee Xin Yi, Sadhana and the Whale

Honourable Mention: Ho Ching Yee, Greener Grass

Honourable Mention: Alison Tee Xin Yi, The Impossibility of Apostasy

Honourable Mention: Jolene Gina Abelarde, Middle Ground

Honourable Mention: Tan Tiang Pong Justin, The Great Oegel of Calais

Honourable Mention: Alexandria Nicole Schoon, Cyanide (the pathway home)

Honourable Mention: Regina Fong Cai Ru, Understated Juxtaposition of a Dream


Second Prize: Gina Chew Xin Yu, Love and Other Crazy Things and Waking Up From Life

Creative Writing Competition 2015

Dear friends,

Submissions for the Creative Writing Competition are now open. Do note that the closing date for soft-copy and hard-copy entries is  31 January 2015, 2359 hrs.


CWC 2015

This year, there are three categories for submissions – poetry, prose and plays. We are pleased to announce that the judges for the three categories are Felix Cheong, Ann Ang and NUS Literature professor Dr Gilbert Yeoh respectively.

Felix Cheong is a poet and a recipient of the National Arts Council (NAC) Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000. An active promoter of the Singapore literary arts scene, he currently works as a freelance writer and is also the chief editor for art-e, an ezine by the LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts. He is also an adjunct lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, Temasek Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts. His latest work is Singapore Siu Dai 2,a collection of satirical flash fiction.

Ann Ang is a poet and educator, and has recently been involved with the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF). Her first collection of short stories, entitled Bang My Car, was also launched at SWF 2012. Her poetry, fiction and non-fiction works have been published in many journals and publications such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and the Kartika Review. She is also a volunteer nature guide at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Dr Gilbert Yeoh is a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and his teaching areas centre on twentieth century literature.He is also our current faculty advisor, and has provided us with much-needed guidance from time to time.

Do read the submission guidelines thoroughly when submitting your work(s). The entry form can be downloaded here: CWC 2015 Entry Form.