24-Hour Playwriting Competition - 2011


Join the playwriting competition that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the turning point of your playwriting career. Into the 14th year of this challenge, we put you in the inspiring wilderness of Outward Bound Singapore, Pulau Ubin, to prove yourself with a play within a short 24-hour timeframe.

Since 1990, the Writers’ Lab is the longest playwriting programme in Singapore to have nurtured countless of Singapore’s successful playwrights. This is the 4th year the Writers’ Lab collaborates with the South East Community Development Council (CDC), in conjunction with the South East District Arts Festival 2011.

Date / Time:
9 to 10 July 2011 (Saturday-Sunday), 4pm to 4pm

Outward Bound Singapore
Pulau Ubin

Competition Categories:
Youth Category
15-18 years old

Open Category
19 years and above

Registration Fee: Youth-$25 / Open-$35

Registration Deadline: 18 June 2011

Prize for each category:
1st Prize: S$700
2nd Prize: S$500
3rd Prize: S$300
Merit: S$100

Hurry, download the registration form now as the number of places in the competition is limited to 70!


The Writers’ Lab will be conducting the following 2 activities in conjunction with the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition:

A. WRITE HERE / WRITE NOW, a two-day creative writing workshop for students aged between 13-18 years. It aims to:

  • Stimulate creativity through creative expression and writing

  • Facilitate that creativity by providing a focused, nurturing and supportive environment

  • Promote fun and activity-based learning that encourages personal growth and identity-building

Conducted by playwright and screenwriter, Ng Swee San, WRITE HERE / WRITE NOW promises a unique experience that introduces one to creative writing, with emphasis on characterisation, story-telling and scenario building using playwriting techniques and skills. It is fully subsidised by South East CDC.

Programme Details
Dates :
18 and 19 May 2011 (Wednesday & Thursday)
20 and 21 May 2011 (Friday & Saturday)
Time : 10am to 6pm daily
Venue : Bedok Public Library, Level 1, Programme Zone.

Workshop capacity is 25 students. If you are a student in a school in South East District, do register with by 6 May 2011

B. Past winners, Ahmad Musta’ain Khamis and Bryan Tan, share their valuable insights on the competition in a public talk.

Programme Details
Date / Time: 11 June 2011 (Saturday), 3pm
Venue: Bedok Public Library

FREE ADMISSION. Do register with


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