Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre Literary Awards 2016-2017

Thank you to all students who submitted to the first annual literary awards. After a competitive selection process, winners were chosen by external judges. This year’s judges included:

 

Geronimo Johnson (Fiction)

Nicole Walker (Nonfiction)

Richard Deming (Poetry)

Lisa Zeidner (Playwriting)

 

The Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the following winners in each category:

 

Fiction

First Place: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017, “Deus Ex Olympia”

Second Place: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Bunker”

Honorable Mention: Raeden Richardson, Class of 2017, “Chow’s Trade Solutions”

 

Nonfiction

First Place: Lishani Ramanayake, Class of 2018, “White Walled”

Second Place: Abdul Hamid Bin Roslan, Class of 2017, “forest”

Honorable Mention: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017, “How to Tell a True War Story”

 

Poetry

First Place: Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, Class of 2019, “Tongues”

Second Place: Teo Xiao Ting, Class of 2018, Untitled Collection

Honorable Mention: Abdul Hamid Bin Roslan, Class of 2017, “tree”

 

Playwriting

First Place: Roshan Singh Sambhi, Class of 2018, “Properties of Easiness”

Second Place: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Growing Up Green”

Honorable Mention: Bryant Chan, Class of 2017 “Daisy, Daisy”

 

Our prizewinners read at the Yale-NUS Black Box Theatre on April 17, 2017 at 7pm, followed by a reception honoring all of our prizewinners and the accomplishments of the creative writing community at Yale-NUS.

 


 

Submission Guidelines for the AY 2017-2018 Literary Awards Competition will be available in September 2017. The deadline for submission will be in late December 2017 or early January 2018.