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Science Chronicles 2020 is now open!

Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting to fire away your creative shots at our contest, we welcome you to submit your stories to us.

 

This year’s theme is “The Year 2525”.

 

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Scroll down for more information on the submission process and the judging criteria.

ELIGIBILITY

CATEGORY A*

15 – 16 years old

CATEGORY b*

17 – 18 years old

*Participants must be an enrolled student of a Ministry of Education School or an International School in Singapore.

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 at least 1,500 words and a maximum of 3,000 words per entry
  • Have a separate cover page that includes:
    – Full name and school of all authors
    – 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)

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.

JUDGING OF ENTRIES

Your stories will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Submission must be relevant to this year’s theme “The Year 2525”
  • Interesting setting, creative use of scenario, with a mandatory inclusion of Science and Technology
  • 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 in storyline (5%)

Stories which do not have any aspect of science in its content will not be shortlisted. Decisions made by the panel of judges is final.

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries per category. Commendation prizes and Merit prizes in book vouchers will also be awarded in each category. Prizes will be awarded according to per entry and not the number of writers.

For further enquiries and information, please email sandra@science-chronicles.com.