We are very pleased to announce the results of the Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition 2017 – The Short Story. Congratulations to the prize winners!
1st Prize ($10,000):
Ershen Kaur LANGEANA for “The Death Bed”
2nd Prize ($6,000):
Idelle YEE Zi Hui for “Talking with the Moon”
3rd Prize ($4,000):
Lionel WEE Hock Ann for “The Report Card”
The prize winners will be notified by email and will be required to attend the Award presentation. Details of the event will be provided closer to the date.
The biennial Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Prize was established by Dr Sylvia Goh with an endowed gift to the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore in memory and recognition of her late husband, Goh Sin Tub, who was one of Singapore’s best-known local writers.
Goh Sin Tub and Dr Sylvia Goh are both alumni of the University of Malaya (UM), one of NUS’ predecessor institutions. The Prize commemorates Goh Sin Tub’s life, achievements and support for education.
The genre for this Competition is the short story. Subsequent competitions will feature other literary genres. The competition is open to all members of the NUS community at the time of submission of entry.
The closing date for the competition was 31 August 2017. Thirty-seven qualifying entries were received.
The judges for the first round of adjudication were Assoc Prof Philip Holden and Dr Irving Goh from the Department of English Language and Literature, NUS; and Ms Phoebe Phua, currently a PhD student in English Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature, NUS.
The judges for the second round of adjudication were Assoc Prof Philip Holden and Dr Irving Goh from the Department of English Language and Literature, NUS; and poet, fiction and non-fiction author Ms Ann Ang who is also an educator at the Academy of Singapore Teachers. Her first collection of short stories titled Bang My Car was launched at the Singapore Writers’ Festival 2012.