Golden Point Award 2015

All winners have been notified as of 2 October 2015. 

Thank you for all your entries. Submissions are closed for Golden Point Award 2015. 

The next Golden Point Award will be in 2017.

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. 

Workshops conducted by established writers and poets will be held during the submission period. 

The competition consists of the following two genre categories for all four languages:


Short Story



English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil

English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil

There is no age limit and entries may be written on any subject and theme.

The following prizes will be awarded for each of the four languages in the two categories:

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

$4,000 cash, certificate, trophy and $6,000 enrichment grant*

$3,000 cash & certificate

$2,000 cash & certificate

Up to three Honourable Mentions, with a cash prize of $500 each, can be awarded for each category.

*The enrichment grant is awarded to first prize winners to assist writers in furthering their skills through participation in writing seminars, workshops and residencies in Singapore or overseas, or for publication of a solo work.

Who May Participate
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.
The closing time has been extended to 8pm

Registration fee for each separate entry is $16.

Box Office Opening Hours:
Level 1, The Arts House
Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sun: Closed 

Rules and Regulations:
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தமிழ்: Click here

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