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Golden Point Award 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 2017. Results will be announced during the festival.

Download the submission form here

Click here to make a payment for your submission

*Terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page. 


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

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  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: 

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  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 honing their skills through manuscript assessments, editorial services, participation in writing seminars, workshops and residencies in Singapore or overseas.

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 works have been published in journals or anthologies (whether online or in print) are eligible to enter. 

Originality of Entries

Entries must be original and written by the applicant. Entries which have been previously published on public platforms (whether online or in print), or submitted for other competitions are ineligible.

How to Enter

Online submission opens from 1 May, 12am till 14 July 2017, 11.59pm.
Download the submission form here

In-person submission opens from 2 May, 10am till 14 July 2017, 7pm on weekdays, excluding Public Holidays.

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

Submission fee for each separate entry is $16.
Click here to make a payment for your submission

Terms and Conditions
English: Click here
Chinese: Click here
Malay: Click here
Tamil: Click here

For enquiries, please email 

Golden Point Award 2017 Workshop Series

Are you looking to sharpen your writing chops to be the next Golden Point Award winner? Sign up for the writing workshops taught by established and award-winning Singaporean writers in all the four languages of English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Workshop participants enjoy a waiver of Golden Point Award submission fee(s). 

Please click here for more info. 




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