Yale-NUS College Literary Awards 2018-19


The Yale-NUS Annual Literary Awards will be offered in four categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Playwriting/Screenwriting. Awards will be given in each category for first place (SG$500), second place (SG$250) and third place (SG$100).

Eligibility: This competition is open to all current Yale-NUS students, including exchange students and students away on study abroad.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 18 at 6pm.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All entries must be submitted through this form.
  • All submissions should be a PDF file in Size 12, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with page numbers.
  • Manuscripts should contain no reference to the student’s name, but MUST include the title of the manuscript.
  • Students may submit one entry in each category.
  • Students may submit entries in multiple categories.
  • All entries must be original, unpublished work.
  • Submissions are final; no revisions will be accepted.

Submission Formats:

  • Fiction: 1 short story of no more than 5000 words
  • Non-fiction: 1 piece no longer than 5000 words
  • Poetry: A portfolio of up to 5 poems
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting: Up to 25 pages

The winners will be announced in March 2018.

Questions: writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg

 

Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre Literary Awards 2017-18


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

Sharon Solwitz (Fiction)

Jen Percy (Non-fiction)

Jason Wee (Poetry)

Bryant Chan and Baoyun Cheo (Playwriting)

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


F
iction

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

Second Place: Rebecka Lucia Lindeberg, Class of 2018, “Don’t Forget to Wear Gloves”

Honorable Mention: Lim Min, Class of 2018, “Augustus Learns to Slow Dance”

Honorable Mention: Dynn Othman, Class of 2018, “Ex-Bellboy Tell-All Interview Reveals Horrors of Haising Hotel”


Non-fiction

First Place: Paul Maravillas Jerusalem, Class of 2019, “The Yerushalayim Blessing / My Parents’ Shadow”

Second Place: Cliona Yong, Class of 2018, “The Names of Things That Aren’t”

Honorable Mention: Sasha Aman, Class of 2019, “Forgiving Dada: Conversations with Myself”


Poetry

First Place: Chrystal Ho Jia Min, Class of 2019, “Postcards from Alyki”

Second Place: See Wern Hao, Class of 2020, “Archetype”

Honorable Mention: Al Lim, Class of 2019, “Whose Body is Drawn”


Playwriting

First Place: Dynn Othman, Class of 2018, “shadows NEVER die!”

Second Place: Syafiqah Nabilah, Class of 2020, “How Did I Mess Up This Bad; An Analysis”

Honorable Mention: Myle Yan Tay, Class of 2019, “Master Race”

Honorable Mention: Roshan Singh Sambhi, Class of 2018, “The Bright Side”

Our prizewinners read at The Celebration of the Written Word event on April 18, 2017, honoring all of our prizewinners and the accomplishments of the creative writing community at Yale-NUS.

 

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, followed by a reception honoring all of our prizewinners and the accomplishments of the creative writing community at Yale-NUS.