About the competition

The Creative Writing Competition is aimed at inspiring primary school students to write as well as empowering them to express their creative thoughts and opinions through poetry or as an essay. The Poetry Writing category is open to Primary 5 & Primary 6 students.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday, 31 March 2024. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during the Asia Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in May 2024.


The theme for this year’s competition is CURIOSITY.


Please refer to the format requirements for the submissions:

Poetry writing: Written in English. Maximum of 20 lines, excluding the title. Font must be Arial or Times New Roman, 12pt, black, and double spaced.

The author’s name should be included in the document or file name. No illustrations should be included as part of the entry. Submit as either a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF file.


The top 3 winners in each category are as follows:

– 1st Prize: $500 + Trophy
– 2nd Prize: $300 + Trophy
– 3rd Prize: $200 + Trophy


In conjunction with the competition, a poetry writing workshop will be held. This workshop is reserved for participants who register for the competition by 29 February 2024, and are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces for the workshop are limited.