2nd November 2017
Civica Singapore’s unique initiative promotes creative writing and young authors in the city
- ‘Tales of S’ is a national writing competition organised by Civica Singapore
- This year, Civica Singapore recognised 40 students as winners in a glittering award ceremony that took place on November 3rd
- Young adult writer Maranna Chan attended the event as a guest along with participants, and Civica Singapore and Ministry of Education (MOE) representatives
Singapore, November 03, 2017: Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, is delighted to announce the winners of the seventh Tales of S national writing competition. The winners were announced in a ceremony that took place on Friday.
Popular young adult writer, Maranna Chan, attended the event as a guest along with representatives of Civica Singapore and MOE and the participants. During the ceremony, Civica Singapore recognised 40 young authors whose entries will be published in an ebook with a limited edition hard copy release.
Civica Singapore organises Tales of S every year as a fun and exciting opportunity for students to express their original ideas. Through Tales of S, students can connect with and entertain their peers and the wider community, and become a published author in the process. The competition is open to primary, secondary and junior college students from MOE schools and international schools in Singapore. Winners are selected based on the originality and creativity of their work. The winning entries are published every year in a book by the same name.
Since 2011, young writers in Singapore have penned creative tales for Civica’s national writing competition, which has a unique theme every year. Over the past seven years, Civica has received over 3,500 entries with nearly 250 published authors.
This year’s theme, ‘Get creative with superpowers,’ motivated students to think creatively. Their short stories not only showcased their imagination but also revealed an unexpected plot turn. As a result, 40 entries out of more than 450 received were chosen for inclusion in a book titled Tales of S: Ordinary people; Extraordinary powers!
SS Chopra, Managing Director, Civica Singapore, was on the judging panel. He revealed that Civica Singapore was very proud of the initiative that promotes literacy and creativity in Singapore. “This unique project, now in its seventh year, showcases the very best of Singapore’s talent and every year we are impressed with the high quality of writing submitted by primary, secondary, and junior college students,” he said.
“As the provider for Media Resource Libraries for the Ministry of Education for the past 12 years our hope is that this competition continues to inspire students to embark upon a lifelong journey of writing and reading for pleasure,” he added.
Tales of S will be placed in Singapore’s legal deposit after the event and will be available for download for all Singapore students and teachers in the Spydus Library Management system used by all schools.
List of Tales of S 2017 winners
|Alexandra Primary School||Jack Li Murray Wigmore||The Animal King|
|Alexandra Primary School||Chan Seng Zeng Cheng||The Real Hero|
|CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)||Lee Si Hui Claire||The Miracle|
|Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)||Seah Shu Wei||Superhero|
|Fuhua Primary School||Wan Yun Huan||Mr Zero’s Candy Shop|
|Nan Hua Primary School||Lee Ren Ka, Artemus||Hope|
|Ngee Ann Primary School||Ng Giselle||Entity/Super Powers|
|Ngee Ann Primary School||Heng Wan Yee||The Gift Of Healing|
|Ngee Ann Primary School||Svanika Vivekanand||Powerless|
|Opera Estate Primary School||Ng Wan Ting Chiara||Invisigirl|
|Opera Estate Primary School||Prateek Garg||The Secret Power of Percy|
|Opera Estate Primary School||Yuna Caliana Plank||Multi-face Man and the Mission of Cure|
|St. Hilda's Primary School||Nicolle Yeo Minh||Bloodlines|
|St. Joseph's Institution Junior||Emmanuel Justus Tan Yee Kiat||The Mimicry Boy|
|St. Joseph's Institution Junior||Nicholas Siow Jen Wei||Super Bugs|
|St. Joseph's Institution Junior||Nathaniel Cheng Le Shan||Chronicles Of The Big Sneeze|
|Townsville Primary School||Rachel Wong Yern Mun||The E-Peeps|
|West Grove Primary School||Rahul Rajavel||Rosalie's visions|
|Westwood Primary School||Nina Telak||The Flower|
|Zhangde Primary School||Koh Yi Ying||Superpowers|
|Compassvale Secondary School||Ong Cui Yi||The Life of a Supernatural|
|Compassvale Secondary School||Tasha Khor Pei Xin||Partner|
|Dunman High School (Sec)||Lim Jade||Synesthesia|
|Dunman High School (Sec)||Chong Wei Yi, Lucas||Radiator: The rise of Radiator|
|Dunman High School (Sec)||Hui Min Shi||The Vessel|
|Dunman High School (Sec)||Chu Shuai Wu||Serendipity|
|Dunman High School (Sec)||Liu Liyuan||Nightingale/Superpowers|
|Geylang Methodist School (Sec)||Xue Jia Min||Run|
|Geylang Methodist School (Sec)||Ang Sin Nee||Cutlery Chronicles|
|Nanyang Girls' High School||Khu Wei Xi||Watching the Stars|
|Tanjong Katong Girls' School||Ariel Wee Xiang Ting||Faerie: A New Life|
|Tanjong Katong Girls' School||Lisa Chong Hernn||My Life as a Superhero|
|Tanjong Katong Girls' School||Zara Almira Binte Mohd Khairul Anil||Invisa Away!|
|UWCSEA||Ran Lian Okochi McClean||In the right? In the wrong?|
|Westwood Secondary School||Tan Wei Ting||Siren|
|Yuan Ching Secondary School||Bethany Lyn Curtis||The Game|
|Zhonghua Secondary School||Amelia Ong Tsi Ying||With Light, Comes Strength|
|Dunman High School (JC)||Tiffany Tee Jie Lin||Level 9|
|Dunman High School (JC)||Baey Zo-Er||The Invisible Girl|
|Dunman High School (JC)||Teo Zi Lin||Injustice|