PETALING JAYA: Are you a student who loves writing and sharing the beauty of the written word?
It’s time to put your talent to good use and join the sixth annual Scholastic Writers’ Award and with some great prizes for your school and yourself!
And for the first time ever, the competition is open to all schools in Malaysia and Singapore.
Students aged 10 to 18 are invited to submit an original short story from the seven title choices listed in the contest form.
Two grand prize winners will score an Apple iPad 16GB with Wi-Fi each, as well as a trophy and 500 books from Scholastic to equip their school libraries.
The two first-runners up will win US$200 (RM650) each, while two second runners-up will bag US$100 (RM325) each.
Entries must be received by Scholastic no later than Saturday, May 31, 2014. Winners will be announced in October 2014.
The competition judges are prolific children’s book writer Tutu Dutta-Yean, Chair of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, Tarie Sabido, and Sherlock Sam children’s series co-authors Felicia Low and Adam Jimenez.You can obtain entry forms from Scholastic Book Club January 2014’s Wizard and Ace catalogues, or visit the website at www.scholastic.com.my/corporate-responsibility