HOW TO

PARTICIPATE?

Submission for Science Chronicles 2021 is closed!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has submitted their entry. We are pleased to receive an overwhelming response of entries. Our committee is currently reviewing all submissions and shortlisted participants will be notified via email.

Meanwhile, please check out our website for further updates on the competition. For further enquiries, please email us at sandra@science-chronicles.com

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to all students studying in Singapore of ages 15 – 18.
Please note that the submission age will be according to your birth year.

CATEGORY A

Age range: 15 – 16 years old

  • Secondary 3 & 4 students
  • IP Schools year 3 and 4 students
  • International students aged 15-16 years old studying in Singapore

*The level of education is for your reference.

CATEGORY b

Age range: 17 – 18 years old

  • Junior College 1 and 2 students
  • IP Schools Year 5 and 6 students
  • Polytechnic year 1 & 2 students
  • International students aged 17 – 18 years old studying in Singapore

*The level of education is for your reference.

CATEGORY A

Age range: 15 – 16 years old

  • Secondary 3 & 4 students
  • IP Schools year 3 and 4 students
  • International students aged 15-16 years old studying in Singapore

*The level of education is for your reference.

CATEGORY b

Age range: 17 – 18 years old

  • Junior College 1 and 2 students
  • IP Schools Year 5 and 6 students
  • Polytechnic year 1 & 2 students
  • International students aged 17 – 18 years old studying in Singapore

*The level of education is for your reference.

Entries which have been submitted or published, or have won prizes, in local or overseas competitions will not be eligible.

Co-authored entries from the same school 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.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Participants have to indicate clearly which categories they are competing in – Category A or Category B.

Essays must:

  • 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 a minimum of 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
  • Must be submitted through the online registration portal and all registration fields must be completed during the online submission
  • Must be attached and submitted through the online registration portal in Word Document (doc/docx)

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 sandra@science-chronicles.com. or telephone 6338 7984 for clarification.

Participants have to indicate clearly which categories they are competing in – Category A or Category B.

Essays must:

  • 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 a minimum of 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
  • Must be submitted through the online registration portal and all registration fields must be completed during the online submission
  • Must be attached and submitted through the online registration portal in Word Document (doc/docx)

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 sandra@science-chronicles.com. or telephone 6338 7984 for clarification.

JUDGING OF ENTRIES

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 (25%)
  • 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%)
  • Incorporating R&D aspects , or promoting understanding of technological innovation through research, in the application of sustainability in storyline (5%)

Stories which do not have any aspect of science in its content will not be shortlisted. Decision made by the panel of judges is final. Manuscripts that are found to be plagiarised will be automatically disqualified from the competition.

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 (25%)
  • 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%)
  • Incorporating R&D aspects , or promoting understanding of technological innovation through research, in the application of sustainability in storyline (5%)

Stories which do not have any aspect of science in its content will not be shortlisted. Decision made by the panel of judges is final. Manuscripts that are found to be plagiarised will be automatically disqualified from the competition.

PRIZES

Book vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 and merit award recipients in each category. Prizes will be awarded according to per entry and not the number of writers. The winners will be invited to a Prize Presentation Ceremony in November 2021.

*On-site Prize Presentation Ceremony is contingent on prevailing national regulations and guidelines, and may be subjected to changes.

For further enquiries and information, please email sandra@science-chronicles.com. or telephone 6338 7984 during office hours.