The results of the inaugural Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Prize are out! Congratulations to the following winners:
1st Prize ($10,000)
Koh Choon Hwee for “The Protocol Wars of Laundry and Coexistence”
2nd Prize ($6,000)
Toh Wei Ching Felicia for “Leap in the Dark”
3rd Prize ($4,000)
Sim Poh Ling Christabel for “Conversations”
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 the Inaugural Competition is short stories. 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. In total, fifty-nine qualifying entries from 43 participants were received in this year’s competition.
For more details, click here (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/docs/GST_CW2011_Results.pdf).