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National Library Board (Singapore) And Reader's Digest Asia Announce Winners Of Youth Writers Awards 2010

10 February 2010
National Library Board (Singapore) And Reader's Digest Asia Announce Winners Of Youth Writers Awards 2010
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The National Library Board (NLB) and Reader's Digest Asia jointly announced the winners of the Youth Writers Awards Asia 2010 today. Held in celebration of Singapore 2010, the short story writing competition aimed to instil a spirit of sportsmanship and cultivate a love for writing and reading among youths in Asia, as well as create a common topic for their discussion and exchange of ideas. The Asia-wide competition, targeting at youths aged between 13 and 17 years, was organised as part of READ! Singapore, a nation-wide reading initiative by the NLB to promote the culture of reading fiction among the community.

Over 1,200 entries were received from countries all over Asia including China (and Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The top five winners aged between 14 to 16 years hail from Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Thailand, with two of them from Singapore. The judges have also selected 25 merit winners who will each receive a Reader's Digest book. All 30 winning entries will be compiled and published into a special anthology.

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