NewsMaker Awards – Singapore 2023
Date : Thursday, 16 March 2023
Time : 8:00am to 1:00pm
Venue : Raffles Girls’ Primary School
21 Hillcrest Rd, Singapore 289072
Tel: 6468 4377
Objectives : - To cultivate a love for the English Language through the use of innovative and engaging broadcasting technologies.
- To widen students’ knowledge in the project topic through research and collaboration.

Competition Format:

This news-broadcasting competition is open to all primary schools in Singapore. Participants will use the Moo-V app to produce digital video-news. Please watch this sample video created by past participants:

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Each participating school will send a team comprising of three Primary 4 students and one teacher mentor. Each participating school can only send one team.

On Competition Day, participants will first learn how to use the Moo-V app, which is the next generation of the NewsMaker software, to create digital video-news. Each team will then complete and submit its video by 1pm on the same day. The videos will then be assessed by a panel of judges for its content, good use of language, good use of media such as music, video and photos, and the video’s overall aesthetic appeals. The winners will be announced on 10th April 2023 at the Speak Good English Movements' Facebook page. Also, all winning schools will also be notified via email too.

The top five performing teams will be presented with Gold, Silver, Bronze and (two) Merits Awards accordingly and all participating students will also receive their participation certificates.
Registration : Registration is full.
Registration Closing Date : 23 February 2023
Vacancies Left : 0
Judges: :

Dr. Alexius Chia
Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships
English Language & Literature,
National Institute of Education.
Alexius started his career teaching English Language and Literature to secondary school students. Before he joined NIE, he was a Head of Department/English Language & Literature at two local Singapore schools. At NIE, he has held the following positions: Assistant Dean, International & School Partnerships, Office of Teacher Education (2015-2018), Head of the Teachers Language Development Centre (2012-2015), PGDE(Sec) Coordinator (2007-2012), English Language Content Enhancement Programme Coordinator (2008-2009). He is currently the Associate Dean, Practicum & Partnerships at the Office of Teacher Education. Although the bulk of his work revolves around teacher education programmes, Alexius remains very much in touch with schools. He continues to engage teachers through workshops, talks and research projects. Alexius received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014. He was also awarded the NTU Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.

Dr. Caroline Chan
Curriculum Specialist
Pathlight School
Caroline Chan, Ed. D., is a Curriculum Specialist at Pathlight School. She was a seconded senior education officer from the Ministry of Education, Singapore at the English Language Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education/ Nanyang Technological University. She taught pre-service PGDE/ Secondary and BA / Primary English Language teachers. Her interests and research are in the areas of policy interpretation and impact on curriculum development and customization in Language teaching and learning and early literacy development. Her doctoral analyzed the 2004/05 Teach Less, Learn More policy in Singapore and its impact on local schools, teachers and pupils. She has served as senior curriculum officer and vice-principal in secondary schools and MOE, HQ. Her publications include, Reel World Learning: Integrating media in the English Language Classroom and Reading in the 21st Century: Understanding Multimodal Texts & Developing Multiliteracy Skills.

Madam Grace Liow
Teaching Fellow
National Institute of Education
Mdm Grace Liow is a teaching fellow at the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group in the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Mdm Liow has 17 years of teaching experience in a MOE school who held on to several key positions such as HOD for Normal Technical Stream, Subject Head for Geography, National Education and Student Leadership, Student Learning Driver (Consortium) Head (Normal Academic Stream) as well as the Level Head for English Language and English Literature.
Mdm Liow proposed and spearheaded two innovative Geography projects (‘Volcanoes in Action!’ GIS project and ‘The Warmest spot in Jurong West’ Weather and Climate Fieldwork Project) in school and was invited to present at the International Conference of Educational Technology in 2007 as well as MOE Excel Fest 2014. In January 2014, Mdm Liow attended a milestone programme at NIE – Management and Leadership in Schools. In the same year, Mdm Liow has also received the National Day Commendation Award 2014. Mdm Liow received the MOE Long Service Award in 2010 (10 years) and 2015 (15 years). In recognition of her passion in teaching, Mdm Liow has received the Most Caring Teacher Award presented by NIE & Exxon Mobile in 2004. Mdm Liow is also the recipient of the NIE Innovation Team Award in 2019.

Mr. Ng Kai Yuan
Committee Member
Speak Good English Movement
Ng Kai Yuan is a member of the Speak Good English Movement Committee, and co-founder of Our Grandfather Story – a Singapore-based digital publisher dedicated to uncovering timeless and overlooked stories across Southeast Asia. Kai Yuan is passionate about visual storytelling and documentary filmmaking. He follows the media landscape closely and is constantly intrigued by the rapid evolution of media business models. He wishes all participants the very best in the NewsMaker Awards!

Mr. Christopher Tan Ming Quan
HOD English Language & Literature
Tampines Secondary School
Mr. Christopher Tan is Head of Department for English Language and Literature at Tampines Secondary School. He has a passion for public speaking tracing back to his days as a YMCA Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) winner and has since served as a judge for oratorical competitions, including two years as chief judge of the ACJC Orator’s Trophy.
Prizes : Gold Award -
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Gold Award Certificate (for students)
Silver Award -
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Silver Award Certificate (for students)
Bronze Award -
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Bronze Award Certificate (for students)
Merit Award -
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Merit Award Certificate (for students)
Organised By :
  1. Raffles Girls’ Primary School
  2. Teevers Pte Ltd
Supported by : Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)

Event Timetable

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Registration
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Address by Mrs Elaine Quek, Principal
Safety Briefing
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Moo-V app Training
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Tea break
10:00 AM - 12:45PM Video Production
12.45 PM - 1:00 PM Submission of Video
1:00 PM Dismissal