Calling all aspiring Young Authors from the Philippines!
As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of thinkers and writers, the Unique English Classroom is the proud organizer of the Philippines Young Author Award 2020. This writing workshop and competition will identify the best talents that will represent the Philippines in the Asian Young Author Award (YAA). The stories will be submitted for the Asian Young Author Awards Competition in Singapore on October 2020. YAA aims to recognize the most prolific budding writers in the Asia region.
Philippines Young Author Awards Online Workshop and Competition
Are you a teenager with age 13 to 16 years old?
Do you possess a good command of English?
Do you have passion for writing short stories of 400 to 500 words?
Then, we invite you to join our selection process to represent the Philippines in the Asian Young Author Award in Singapore.
All participants will join the Young Author Award Workshop coached by Ms Catherine Khoo, founder of the Unique English Classroom and creator of the Young Author Award from Singapore. Ms. Khoo is an author, editor, lecturer, and moviemaker with more than 14 years of experience in media. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Japan Close-Up Magazine and Asia 21 Magazine. She has published two bestselling books and is the founder of Singapore’s first boutique publisher of imprints for under 18s.
This is the only Young Author workshop in the Philippines to groom young budding writing talent and we are limiting registration to the first 30 sign-ups.
The Young Author Award Workshop will be conducted ONLINE (using Zoom) on July 13 to 16, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm by Catherine Khoo.
Day 1 (13th July 2020 at 10 am): What Do I Write About?
Day 2 (14th July 2020 at 10 am): What is the Theme of My Story?
Day 3 (15th July 2020 at 10 am): Analysing Stories Written by winners of the Young Author Award
Day 4 (16th July 2020 at 10 am): Planning My Story
After the workshop:
1) All candidates will need to submit their final 1,500-word story by 18th July 2020.
2) Top 3 winners will be announced on 20th July 2020.
What will the Top 3 Winners get?
PRIZE (1) Cash
Top winner will get P2,000 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020
Runner-up will get P1,000 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020
Second runner-up will get P500 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020
PRIZE (2) Personal Coaching Session
Top 3 winners will enjoy personal exclusive coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo for 30 minutes on 21st July 2020 (schedule to be arranged separately). The coaching session will guide them on how to write their 3,000-word story. Their stories will be submitted for the Asian Young Author Awards in Singapore for the October 2020 competition.
Philippines Young Author Award Participation Fee
Five Hundred (P500.00) per student
Online transfer to
Account Name: Enrich Asia Philippines Management Inc.
Account Number: 066-7066-407850
Kindly forward the payment receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
To Register, please fill out the online form –> https://forms.gle/UQWCSGbf9ySnNyiq6
Last day of registration is July 7, Tuesday.