24-Hour Playwriting Competition - 2012


Join the playwriting competition that gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the turning point of your playwriting career. Into the 15th year of this challenge, we put you in the futuristic foliage of Gardens by the Bay, to prove yourself by writing a play within a short 24-hour timeframe.

Since 1990, the Writers’ Lab is the longest playwriting programme in Singapore to have nurtured countless Singapore’s successful playwrights. This is the 5th year the Writers’ Lab collaborates with the South East Community Development Council, in conjunction with the annual South East District Arts Festival.

21 to 22 July 2012 (Sat / Sun)

4pm to 4pm

Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Registration Fee:
Youth Category: S$30
Open Category: S$40

Registration Deadline:
7 July 2012

Competition Categories:
Youth: 15 – 18 years old
Open: 19 years old and above

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

Registration is NOW OPEN! Download the registration form now, as there are only 70 places available!

Write a play in 24 Hours?? Yes, You Can!!

Past winners, Ahmad Musta’ain Khamis (2010 winner) and Hu Fangda (2011 winner), share their valuable insights on the competition in a public talk moderated by stage actress and director, Lok Meng Chue.

24 June 2012 (Sun), 3pm, library@esplanade

FREE ADMISSION. Do register with

For more information, call us at 6737 7213 or email us at

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