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Asian Festival of Children’s Content Play!

The Creative Writing Competition is aimed at inspiring primary school students to write as well as empower them to express their creative thoughts and opinions through poetry or as an essay. The competition has two separate categories: Essay Writing and Poetry Writing.

Essay Writing – open to Primary 3 and 4 students 

Poetry Writing – open to Primary 5 and 6 students 


Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) winners in each category

  • 1st Prize: S500 + Trophy

  • 2nd Prize: $300 + Trophy

  • 3rd Prize: $200 + Trophy


Entries should be written based on the theme: PLAY.

You can write about a favourite game, hobby or something you enjoy doing. Share with us your best, or most memorable moments, experiences or activities. 


Submission format and guideline for Essay Category: 
  • The submission for creative writing must be in English.
  • All entries must have the following word counts: maximum 300 words (for P3 students) and maximum 400 words (for P4 students). Title not included in the word count.
  • The font must be in either Arial or Times New Roman, 12pt, black. Double spaced.


Submission format and guidelines for Poetry category: 
  • The submissions for the poetry writing category must be written in English.
  • The poem should not exceed more than 20 lines, excluding the title.
  • The font must be in either Arial or Times New Roman, 12pt, black. Double spaced.
  • The author’s name should be included anywhere in the document or the file name.
  • No illustrations should be included as part of the entry.
  • You may submit the poem as either a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or pdf file. 


Submit here!