Singapore Science festival
ABOUT SCIENCE CHRONICLES
Science Chronicles is a science fiction writing competition organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore.
Launched in 2007, the competition aims to foster a new generation of scientific thinkers and writers who let their imagination reign free when it comes to the infinite potential of science and technology.
Science Chronicles is open to all students in Singapore between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.
Students are given free reign to pen their literary creations while including elements of science and technology within their storyline.
Science Chronicles is a literary quest that seeks to:
- Identify budding writers among the student cohort
- Promote the applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to everyone
- Encourage imaginative thoughts of science and technology of the future among students
- Build a new breed of scientific thinkers and visionaries – who can fuse the applications of science and research with the art of imaginative literary creation.
The competition is open to all students studying in Singapore, between the ages of 15 and 18 years.
- Secondary 3 and 4 students
- IP Schools Year 3 and 4 students
- International students aged 15-16 years old studying in Singapore
- Junior College 1 and 2 students
- IP Schools Year 5 and 6 students
- ITE and Polytechnic students
- International students aged 17-18 years old studying in Singapore
- Your story must incorporate the theme of science and technology, and must be between 1,500 to 3,000 words.
- Entries which have been submitted or published, or have won prizes, in local or overseas competitions will not be eligible.
- Co-produced entries are accepted as one entry.
- Late submissions will not be considered for the competition.
- Multiple entries are allowed, but stories must be clearly labelled and titled to avoid confusion.
- Be submitted in this format:
⁃ Typewritten in English
⁃ Font type: Arial
⁃ Font size: 12 point
⁃ Maintain a 1.5-line spacing, with a 1-inch margin on all sides
⁃ A4-page setting
- Have at least 1,500 words and a maximum of 3,000 words per entry
- Have a separate cover page that includes:
⁃ Your full name
⁃ Your school
⁃ Title of your essay
- Have the title indicated at the top right hand corner of each page of your manuscript
- State the total number of words written at the end of your manuscript
- Number each page of your manuscript
- Be submitted through the online registration portal and all registration fields must be completed during the online submission
- Be attached and submitted through the online registration portal in Word Document (doc/docx)
The submission deadline is on 29 June 2018, 11.59pm.
The finalists and winners of the writing competition will be announced during the Science Chronicles Awards Ceremony.
An email acknowledgement will be sent to confirm your online submission. If you do not receive an email
notification within three days from your submission, please contact [email protected] or call 6338 9325 for clarification.
Your stories will be judged on the following criteria:
- Interesting setting, creative use of scenario, with inclusion of at least some mention of Science and/or Technology (30%)
- Originality and completeness of storyline (30%)
- Organisation, development of ideas expressed and usefulness or appropriateness of examples where relevant (20%)
- Consistency of language usage, proper use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, variety in sentence structure and range of vocabulary (20%)
- (Bonus) Incorporating R&D setting or promoting understanding of technological innovation through research instory line (5%)
All submitted essays and all rights to their publication become the property of Science Centre and A*STAR, which may use, edit and extract these essays for publicity/research and student outreach purposes.
Personal particulars of all entrants will remain confidential and known only to competition secretariat during the competition. The names and contact details of the entrants may be made known to the judges after the competition is completed.
In the event of media interview requests with the prize winners, the organiser will seek prior consent of the winners and their schools.
Exciting prizes will be awarded to the top three stories.
Prizes will be awarded according to per entry and not the number of writers.
For further enquiries and information, please contact [email protected] or call 6517 1957 during office hours.
|Prize||Full name||School||Title of story|
|1st||Alex||Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||The Last Job in the World|
|1st||Khoo Liang Shen Williams||Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||The Last Job in the World|
|2nd||Michele Pek Jia Hui||Methodist Girls’ School||Lightspeed|
|2st||Khoo Liang||Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||The Last Job in the World|
|3rd||Lok Suet Min Sarah||Raffles Girls’ School||Aspire Infinity|
|Finalist||Lim Yi Chien Jessie||Methodist Girls’ School||The Fallacy of Perfection|
|Finalist||Lee Liang Xin||Cedar Girls’ Secondary School||Aspire Infinity|
|Finalist||Ethan Christian Tan||Tanjong Katong Girls’ School||The Last Job in the World|
|Finalist||Baskaran Sneha||Chung Cheng High School Yishun||Ephemera|
|Prize||Full name||School||Title of story|
|1st||Khoo Liang Shen William||Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||The Last Job in the World|
|1st||Song Hyun Hua||Methodist Girls’ School||The Last Job in the World|
|2nd||Gabriel Ong Xianwei||Hwa Chong Institution||Crashed|
|3rd||Sim Jo Lin||Nanyang Junior College||Thinking Cap|
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