The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premier creative writing competition for Short Story and Poetry in the nation’s four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Established by the National Arts Council since 1993, the national literary writing competition is a significant platform for literary excellence and launching new writers. The competition aims to identify and nurture new creative writing talent, develop the literary penmanship of writers in Singapore and to create a conducive environment for creative thinking and literary expression in Singapore.

The award ceremony will be held in November in conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival 2015. Results will be announced during the festival.

The competition is open only to writers who, at time of application, have yet to publish a solo work in the specific genre they are competing in. A solo work refers to a full-length work published by a Singapore or international publishing company, sold or distributed commercially. Writers whose work have been published in journals or anthologies (whether online or in print) are eligible to enter.

Submissions are open from 1 May to 30 June 2015, 5pm.

Registration fee for each separate entry is $16.

Click here for more information and entry form.