Write For Kindness 

WRITE FOR KINDNESS 2020

We have been invited to again participate in the annual Write for Kindness (WFK) competition, organised by SKM.

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM). It is a platform for secondary school, junior college, institute, madrasah international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry illustrations. SKM is partnering with the Singapore Book Council for the Write for Kindness workshops, in conjunction with the OPEN: Young Writers Lab.

The objectives of the competition are to promote:

  • the value of kindness through stories and poems which focus on the theme ‘Bring Joy with Kindness.’
  • the importance of stories and poems as a means to positively impact pre-school children in their character development
  • story and poetry as a creative means of expressing cultural values
  • among students who work together on the stories, poems illustrations for pre-school children

There are 2 categories for Write for Kindness 2020.

Category 1. Story-Writing & Illustration Competition

The competition is open to all secondary school, junior college, institute, madrasah international school students. Interested schools may gather their students to form teams of five. For detailed rules and regulations, please talk to Hayes.

Category 2. Poetry-Writing & Illustration Competition

The competition is open to all secondary school, junior college, institute, madrasah international school students. Interested schools may gather their students to form teams of two. For detailed rules and regulations, please talk to Hayes

Registration for both competitions is open until 28 February 2020, .


Workshop Dates:
16 March (Poetry-Writing and Illustration) and 19 March & 20 March (Story-Writing and Illustration)
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: ACC EduHub, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469 (behind Centrepoint)

Slots for Category 1 workshops (Story-Writing and Illustration) are open on a first-come-first-serve basis and will conclude once we have received registrations of a maximum of 122 participants.

Slots for Category 2 workshops (Poetry-Writing and Illustration) are open on a first-come-first-serve basis and will conclude once we have received registrations of a maximum of 52 participants.

Details for the workshops are as follows.

Name of Workshop

Date / Day

Time

Venue

Workshop 1, Cat 1: Story-Writing and Illustration for children’s books

19 March 2020 (Thursday)

2.00pm – 5.00pm

ACC EduHub, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469 (behind Centrepoint)

Workshop 2, Cat 1: Story-Writing and Illustration for children’s books

Workshop 3, Cat 1: Story-Writing and Illustration for children’s books

20 March 2020 (Friday)

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Workshop 4, Cat 1: Story-Writing and Illustration for children’s books

Workshop 5, Cat 2: Poetry-Writing for audience

16 March 2020 (Monday)

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Workshop 6, Cat 2: Illustrating for Poetry

Important Dates to Note

WRITE FOR KINDNESS 2019

A big congratulations to our Write for Kindness participants

The Write For Kindness Competition, which is part of the Singapore Kindness Movement, invites students interested in writing and illustrating for preschoolers to form teams of five (Story-Writing and Illustration) and two (Poetry-Writing and Illustration) and put their creative and artistic ideas on paper to capture the imagination of young children.

Participating teams attend a fun half-day workshop to learn the fundamental skills in writing and illustrating for a younger audience.

Prizes worth up to $250 are up for grabs and winning stories are published for all local preschool and the winning poem is published in the Singapore Kindness Movement's own children's publication for all local primary schools in Singapore

I will be announcing more details and call for all interested students to get involved when I am notified by the after the break.

Congratulations to these clever winners!

Congratulations to Camille Cheng and Skye Young, two of our year 9 students, who represented the College last Friday at Write for Kindness Competition by the Singapore Kindness movement in conjunction with the Singapore Book Council. Their poem 'The Last Straw' won the award for Best Illustration in the poetry and illustration section.

Write for Kindness is a national creative-writing competition organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), with the Singapore Book Council as our programme partner. It is a platform for secondary, junior college, centralised institute, madrasah and international school students to promote kindness to the younger audience by creating age-appropriate and culturally relevant children’s stories, through short stories, poetry and illustrations.

The objectives of this competition are to promote:

  • the values of kindness through stories and poems which focus on the theme ‘Choose to Care. Choose Kindness’.
  • the importance of stories and poems as a means to positively impact pre-schoolers in their character development
  • story and poetry as creative means of expressing cultural values
  • among students who work together on the stories, poems and illustrations for pre-schoolers

Congratulations also to the following students who will also be receiving certificates of participation at our end of term Celebration Assembly which recognise their efforts in contributing to the literary and creative (illustration) aspects of the competition.

  • Monique Therese Cheng
  • Angeline Guo
  • Lucia Tara Stockmann
  • Anna Trinh
  • Rithika James


WRITE FOR KINDNESS COMPETITION 2018 

A Great Workshop

Nineteen of our senior students went to SCAPE on Friday 16th March to participate in a workshop run by the Singapore-based Write for Kindness movement.

These students, from Years 7-10, are taking part in a competition to create a children's book and were learning skills of writing and illustrating for children at the workshop, which was led by well-known local writers and artists.


Invitation to be involved

We are keen to mentor our interested writers who volunteer to enter this writing competition which fits well into the year's college theme as well as the focus of this morning's Term 2 School Assembly.

Their task: Create a Book for Pre-school children

Theme: Make a Difference.

CATEGORY 1- STORY WRITING PLUS ILLUSTRATION will comprise a TEAM OF 5: WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS

CATEGORY 2- POETRY PLUS ILLUSTRATION will comprise a TEAM OF 2: WRITER PLUS ILLUSTRATOR

WORKSHOP RUN BY LOCAL WRITERS IS FRIDAY MARCH 16TH Check school production and World Scholars Cup commitments! Check with parents that you can go. You may have to find your own way there and home to the workshop.

Final entries to be submitted by school deadline: JUNE 18th

Between the workshop and the final deadline - opportunity to work with members of our Dulwich community who have had pre-school age books published.

Prizes include:

  • Having your work published
  • Trophies and certificates
  • Money

You will find some excellent resources the link below:

https://padlet.com/marygtroche/usefulresources