Title: 2022 Inter-House Illustrated Poem Challenge + Poem Writing Workshops
Info Hub brings you the 2022 Inter-House Illustrated Poem Challenge.
To kick start this event, we have organised:
How-To-Start-Writing-Poem Workshop #1 @Auditorium
Poem Writing Workshop #2 @Info Hub
There will also be:
Felix Cheong’s Book Display @Info Hub from 11 May 2022.
Book Sale/Autograph Session @Auditorium on 17 May 2022 after the workshop
Possible ways to approach this theme:
With the increasing pace of disruption and unpredictability of the future, uncertain external environment and evolving and diverse perspectives, ideas and values, we need to grow our confidence for a new tomorrow. One area of focus is to nurture ourselves into confident and resilient learners. We need to proactively build our well-being and be aware and ready to respond to challenges that a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world throws us.
What moments have you experienced or observed in this uncertain world that deserve your attention to note down? It could also be a moment of observation of an interaction, a situation or even an experience that impacted you or others.
We hope you will find a moment of your life to share, a defining moment of an occasion. It could be something that changes within yourself or that you have observed in others. It could be an experience, even an injury or illness, which changes your perspective in life. It could be an external factor like a relationship change.
If you are looking for starting points, we invite you to consider one of the following to help you think deeply and carefully so you can write a poem:
Each House is to submit at least 4 original poems and will be allowed to submit up to 8 poems.
*Poems can be written in and illustrated by pairs and groups.
At least 2 from lower sec students and 2 from upper sec students, and the remaining 4 (optional) can come from any level.
Both poems and original illustrations that accompany the poems can be completed in groups.
Staff can submit up to an extra 2 illustrated poems per House.
There is no restriction to the type of poems you could submit, e.g. found poem, free verse, haiku, sonnet, acrostic, etc.
Please submit an A3 PDF poster of the original poem with the original Illustration or original photograph to your House Captains & Vice Captains. They will be the ones in-charge of submitting them to the organisers.
Please label your submission as House_Name and Class of Poet_& Name and Class of Illustrator.
You may include a brief write up to explain your source of inspiration and/or message.
Closing Date: 3 June 2022
We encourage you to submit it before the closing date.
Mr Felix Cheong will be the main judge for the poems, and SST Staff will be judging the illustrations.
What are we looking for in poems?
We hope you will avoid slogans, propaganda or a didactic type of writing. We suggest that you consider writing poems that connect to a/your particular experience. Your poem needs to help the reader make a connection and draw out an emotional response to empathise with what you have to say.
What are we looking for in illustrations?
We hope that you will apply the principles of design and elements of art (recall your ChangeMaker ADMT lessons) to create an illustration or a photograph that is original and novel and illustrates the poem's content well. If you submit a photograph, consider the form and feel of the image, the techniques used, the presentation, and the composition. Do consider the Rules of Third and other layout approaches.
Scoring of House Points
Entries that have not been placed will get 2 points each.
The best 5 original poems and original illustrations will win extra points for their respective Houses.
Prize winners and participants will receive Certificates of Participation.
Chosen poems and illustrations/photographs by our school counsellor, Karen Ann Scribberas will be printed by the Info Hub and displayed in the canteen during Wellness Week organised by S & W Dept.
We hope to publish these poems and illustrations in an e-book that the public can view through SST Info Hub blog
*Please note that the decision of the judges will be final.
Please direct all queries to any of the members of the Organising Team:
Ms Patricia Ng (Info Hub and ADMT) email@example.com
Mrs Rachel Jang (EL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Adele Lim (S & W) email@example.com
[Ms Lim will answer queries concerning Wellness Week and will be disseminating information to the House Captains and Vice-Captains.]