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"Script It Right" Chinese Radio Drama Script Writing Competition and Workshops 2021

Published Date: 28 June 2021 10:00 AM

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30 students from ten schools were recognised for their creativity and flair in radio drama scriptwriting at the virtual awards ceremony for the "Script it Right" Chinese Radio Drama Script Writing Competition today. Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Ms Sun Xueling, was the Guest-of-Honour at the event which was jointly organised by the CPCLL and local radio station, UFM100.3.

2. This year, over 980 students from 56 secondary schools, junior colleges/Millennia Institute and polytechnics across all levels submitted close to 400 entries for the competition, a record high for the eighth run of the competition. Held annually since 2014, the competition aims to promote the daily use of Chinese language amongst students in a fun and interactive way through scriptwriting, as well as develop their interest in radio drama and production. 12 winning teams were shortlisted for The Outstanding Script Award "优秀剧本奖" (seven scripts) and The Creative Script Award "创意剧本奖" (five scripts). Please see the Annex for the list of award winners.

3. The winning entries have been made into radio dramas by the DJs from UFM100.3. The radio dramas were broadcasted during the awards ceremony for the first time and will also be aired on UFM100.3 from July to August. The recipients of the winning scripts were also invited to attend a sequel-writing workshop to deepen their scriptwriting skills on character and plot development, and audience engagement.

4. Besides the competition, eight virtual workshops were conducted by professionals from February to March this year for about 1,000 students, to enable them to hone their scriptwriting skills through interactive activities and exchange ideas on scriptwriting with their peers. In addition, approximately 100 teachers participated in two workshops to better engage their students in Chinese Language learning, where they learnt how to guide their students to attempt radio drama scriptwriting and drew inspiration from listening to the sharing on media-related experiences and presentation skills by radio professionals.

5. In addition, a set of teaching and learning packages designed by secondary school teachers using winning entries from past competitions will be uploaded on the Ministry of Education's e-learning platform, the Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS), by Mid-September. These resources aim to strengthen students' interest in Chinese Language learning as well as support teachers in teaching their students radio drama scriptwriting and production skills.

6. For more information about CPCLL's events, please visit www.cpcll.sg, instagram.com/cpcll or facebook.com/cpcll .