Yes, Singapore IS a commonwealth country. Anywho, details are up, look, look!
The Commonwealth Short Story Competition exists to increase
understanding between and appreciation of different Commonwealth
cultures – to showcase the rich diversity of the Commonwealth and to
support rising literary talents.
The Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing.
Established in 1996, it is funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and
the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, who work together to
administer the scheme.
Each year, 26 winning and highly commended stories from the different
regions of the Commonwealth are recorded onto CDs and broadcast on
radio stations across the Commonwealth. The winner receives a prize of
Â£2,000 and there are regional prizes of Â£500.
How to enter
– The competition is open to all people who are citizens of a
Commonwealth member country.
– There is no age limit or requirement to write about a particular
theme. Entries may be made by both amateur and professional writers.
– The deadline for entries is May 11, 2009.
For rules of the competition and more details, visit HERE!
I found this in my email one second after posting in my (more insane and personal) blog.
I don’t mind people reading that other blog (if you are actually actively searching for who knows what!) but it’s rated MORE insane and with a warning that one shouldn’t ever read it while drinking anything for it might make you laugh insanely or something. Heck, I’m BARELY restraining on this so called “serious” but not really serious blog.
YES!!! YESSSSSSS!!! You guys should know where I’ll be today at 6pm in any case.
Ps. I guess I should upload my other review on another book I have before this becomes a Meg Cabot fan blog or something.
You got to click the thumbnail cause it’s pretty big. In any case you get discounts if you register before 31st July or in group registrations of 3… A bit late I think since I just got the email today so I guess you can only get the discount if you have at least two pals to go along with you or something.
Amusingly I checked out The Arts House website for August and they have a short storytelling competition too (it’s Singapore International Storytelling month by the way)!
How to Make a Baby in One Minute. Closing date is 25th August. It’s actually kinda funny if you do try out for it! Rules are you have to make a video telling about um, how to make a baby in one minute. They say there are attractive prizes too… I have no idea what they are though since it’s not stated but whatever. OH YES, IT HAS TO BE PG.
Which makes it all the more interesting. LA LA LA!!
It started at, okay, supposedly 7pm on 25th April, Friday but our official time after waiting for people and stuff is 8.30pm for submission instead. That’s Mike Rogers and Megan Shea of 48 Hour Film Project people thingy briefing us at the Arts House’s screening room.
We had to put in a prop, a line and a character… For Singapore, this is it:
Prop: Ang bao
Character: Ollie/Olivia Sparx the cellphone salesman/woman
Line: I have always wanted to do that.
And for our genre, our team got Sci-Fi.
With that, everyone scrambled out of the Arts House once all the teams got their genres and onwards ho! It took like… good grief, at least until 3am or so to get the idea of what we wanted? It was the darned ang bao that stalled us somehow. At that time, we got the story set more or less… Technically less but whatever, it got groovy the next day on Saturday.
THE Saturday of shooting.
We were doing bits of the script while waiting for the cast to arrive or preparing the area too since we were at an office.
And then we were set to go… I totally love the actors and actress since they were SO pro at this.
Or maybe it’s the fact that most of us in the crew and cast were media students and knew what to do.
But overall, they were fabulous anyway.
What I can say however is that I realized that I hate offices in high floors. Okay, actually to be more specific, I hate riding lifts that goes insane on the pressure and speed as you zoom upwards somehow. It made me go gah even until I got back home with Jer (the guys continued shooting at the office and I picked up Jer so we could do the animated scenes at my house before we headed off to headquarters to edit after all that).
Last day, Sunday… Spent the whole night/day of Saturday through Sunday to edit and animate. Unfortunately, we aren’t eligible for the judge’s prizes cause we submitted late. We figured we’re rather submit late and let it look good than semi bad and have a probability of ending up late there anyway. We’re still eligible for the audience choice awards though!
OH YES, SAVING URANUS IS OUR TITLE!!!
Have a preview of some stuff you’ll get to see in the short film.
Yay for Jer doing it. These are technically the three models of ships used in the intro.
OH GEE, is THAT the Singapore Flyer?
COME watch it at Eng Wah Suntec to find out!
No, really. It’ll be screened there.
And of course, the screencap above isn’t the real thing, it has more effects than those. Will post up more info until then but the screening is on May 6! Tickets info will be known soon.
GROOVY JOB YOU GUYS OF GLADIUS STUDIOS!
It was fun!
And I have never eaten so much Mcdonalds ever since that weekend.