SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 – Sharing Session on Story Writing – 17 June 2017

As part of the build-up for the SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 (Refer another upcoming event for the details), there will be a sharing session by Mr Chong Kwek Bin, who was the winner of the previous two rounds of Short Story Writing Competition.

In this sharing session, Kwek Bin will be sharing his thoughts on good writing, and tips on how to write substantially in terms of both content and length.

The sharing session will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the SAVH Conference Room. Interested participants are to register their attendance with Pang Siew Gek at telephone number 6251 4331 ext 181 by 5pm on15 June 2017. Clients who require a caregiver to assist them in coming to SAVH are welcome to do so. Light refreshments will be provided.

SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017

This year, SAVH Library is organising a Short Story Writing Competition. We would like to invite all registered clients of SAVH to participate.

Contestants are to write a short original essay of about 3,500 to 4,000 words. The essay must be original though it could be either fictional or biographical. Any persons found suspected of plagiarism by submitting work that is not their own will be summarily disqualified.

Your entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Content
    • Language
    • Style

and merits will be awarded accordingly.

Your script may be handwritten, in digital format, or in Braille. We shall be conducting a sharing session cum workshop on Saturday, 17 June 2017 on essay-writing guidelines. The closing date for submission of all entries is on Friday, 15 September 2017. Do note that you stand to win attractive prizes.

Prizes:
1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $200
4th: $80
5th: $80

For further enquiries please contact Jayne Pang at 6251 4331 ext 181 or email her at siewgek@savh.org.sg.

SAVH Annual General Meeting – 26 August 2017

SAVH AGM

The 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2017 at 2.30am at SAVH premises. The agenda and AGM materials will be sent to the members in due course.

International White Cane Day 2017 – 14 October 2017

SAVH Event

The International White Cane Day 2017 will be held on Saturday,14 October 2017, 9.30am to 3.30pm at SAVH premises. More information will not announced later.

The International White Cane Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 October with the mission to educate the world about blindness and how the visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honour the many contributions made by the visually impaired.