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29 Budding Scriptwriters Recognised at Annual Chinese Radio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

Published Date: 24 June 2022 09:00 PM

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29 students from ten schools were recognised for their creativity and proficiency in script writing at the award ceremony for this year's "Script It Right" Chinese radio drama script writing competition. Guest-of-Honour Ms Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), delivered a virtual address at the event, which was jointly organised by the CPCLL and local radio station UFM100.3. Radio dramas that were produced from the top five winning scripts from the Outstanding Script Award (优秀剧本奖) also premiered at the ceremony.

2. Now in its ninth year, the annual "Script It Right" competition aims to promote the learning of Chinese language in a fun and interactive way. The competition has seen an encouraging increase in participation this year, with almost 900 students from more than 60 educational institutions submitting a total of 361 entries. This year, 12 teams were selected for the Outstanding Script Award (优秀剧本奖) and the Creative Script Award (创意剧本奖) (Refer to Annex for the list of winners).

3. UFM100.3 has developed winning entries of the Outstanding Script Award into radio dramas to be broadcast from July to August this year. The winning scriptwriters were also invited to attend a sequel-writing workshop to further develop their writing skills. The four best sequels from the workshop will be broadcast as radio dramas in August.

4. In the lead up to this year's competition, more than 1,200 students benefited from a series of eight script writing workshops held between February and May. Around 50 students participated in the inaugural "Public Service Announcement Script Writing Workshop" and learnt various script writing techniques from renowned radio DJ Mr Wong Woon Hong, and advertising professional Mr Norman Tan. About 120 teachers also learnt engaging teaching strategies related to radio drama and script writing at these workshops.

5. For more information on the CPCLL's efforts to promote Chinese language learning, please visit www.cpcll.sg.