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Students Showcase Their Creativity at Chinese Radio Drama Script Writing Competition

Published Date: 28 June 2024 06:00 PM

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30 students from ten schools were recognised for their creativity and proficiency in scriptwriting at the "Script it Right" Chinese Radio Drama Script Writing Competition Awards Ceremony ("与声剧来"中文广播剧创作比赛). Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Ms Gan Siow Huang, was the Guest-of-Honour at the event. The competition was jointly organised by CPCLL, local radio station UFM100.3 and Holy Innocents' High School.

2. Now in its' 10th year, the competition aims to promote the learning of Chinese Language in a fun and interactive way. Participants could choose to develop their scripts based on the theme "Ten Years" (特定主题:十年), a dialogue line "Don't you remember me?" (预设对白:你不记得我了吗?), or a sound effect of a heart beating (特选音效:心跳声).

3. This year, over 660 students from 62 secondary schools, junior colleges/Millennia Institute and polytechnics submitted more than 290 entries. 12 teams were selected for the Top 3 Awards, the Merit Award (优秀剧本奖) and the Creative Award (创意剧本奖). The winning entries of the Top 3 Awards and Merit Award category have been made into radio dramas by DJs from UFM100.3, and will be broadcasted on UFM100.3 from July to August 2024. Please refer to the Annex for the list of award winners.

4. In the lead-up to the competition, eight Radio Drama Scriptwriting workshops were conducted by theatre practitioners Mr Tung Ka Wai and Mr Neo Hai Bin between January and March this year for around 800 students. About 60 teachers participated in an online workshop conducted by Mr Tung to better engage students in Chinese Language learning through radio drama and scriptwriting. In addition, 55 students took part in the Voice Talent Training Camp where they learnt professional tips and techniques from UFM100.3 DJs Xin Ying, Wei Long, Cheng Yao and Kemin, as well as Young People's Performing Arts Ensemble Artist Director Ms Ma Gyap Sen.

5. For more information on CPCLL's events, please visit www.cpcll.sg.