This biennial competition is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents whose works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction have been published in Singapore or abroad during specified period of time in any of Singapore’s four official languages — Chinese, English, Malay, or Tamil.
Submit works in mother tongue languages by clicking on these links:
The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is a joint initiative between the Singapore Book Council and Scholastic Asia, and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator.
The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is a joint initiative between Singapore Book Council (SBC) and Scholastic Asia. To promote Asian experiences and expression in creative and innovative forms, this award recognises writers of Asian origin whose manuscripts have the potential to share uniquely Asian experiences of life, spirit, and thinking with the rest of the world.
The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premiere creative writing competition for unpublished short stories and poetry in the nation’s four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. Established by the National Arts Council in 1993, the national literary writing competition serves as a significant platform for literary excellence and launching new writers.
Please contact the National Arts Council or The Arts House for more information on the 2015 iteration of this award.
The Samsung KidsTime Authors' Award (SKTAA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Samsung Electronics. This award seeks to turn both published and unpublished picture books from ASEAN into digital apps for the Samsung KidsTime platform, so that local and regional content in its native language can reach a much wider audience.