NewsMaker Awards – Singapore 2024
Date : Friday, 15 March 2024
Time : 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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 8th April 2024 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 now closed.
Registration Closing Date : 26 February 2024
Vacancies Left : 0
Judges: : (To be announced later)

Aaron Chong
Deputy Director
Strategic Engagement and Collaborations Division, Land Transport Authority
Aaron is the Deputy Director for Strategic Engagement and Collaborations with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), and he plays a key role in encouraging Singaporeans to adopt a car-lite lifestyle through more sustainable transport options, such as public transport, cycling or walking.
Through initiatives like learning journeys, exhibitions and different programmes, Aaron’s team helps schools and students better understand the environmental impact of their travel choices. These initiatives, not only showcase the benefits of more sustainable travel options, but also encourage more people to make more informed decisions.
By promoting a Walk Cycle Ride lifestyle, he hopes to encourage more Singaporeans to make a big impact by taking small steps through greener forms of commutes!

Isabelle Lee
Isabelle Lee has a postgraduate degree in Biodiversity (Environmental Education) with National Taiwan University. Her research focus is in Environmental Education and Climate Change Literacy. She aspires to use her training and teaching experiences, combined with the newly-acquired knowledge, to contribute pro-actively to the community and be a change maker. She is passionate about developing responsible environmental behaviours in youths, and building a sustainable future through Environmental Education.
As the founder of RenEpic Education Consulting, she is relaunching learning journeys with the additional mission to educate and enable youths to help restore/rebuild the natural environment and conserve biodiversity as well as cultural biodiversity.

Jon Gresham
Committee Member
Speak Good English Movement
Jon Gresham is the author of Gus: The Life & Opinions of the Last Raffles’ Banded Langur (Shortlisted for the 2023 Epigram Books Fiction Prize) and We Rose Up Slowly (Math Paper Press 2015). His writing has appeared in various publications and his story 'The Visit' was shortlisted for the 2020 Short Fiction/Essex University Prize. He also co-edited In This Desert There Were Seeds (Ethos Books and Margaret River Press, 2019).
He ran the Asia Creative Writing Programme, a collaboration between The School of Humanities at the Nanyang Technological University, and the Singapore National Arts Council from 1999 to 2023. He is a co-founder of Sing Lit Station, and founded Book A Writer.

Sujatha Paramathayalan
Head of Department
English & Literature
St. Andrew's Secondary School
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 Registration
8:15 AM Welcome Address by Mrs Elaine Quek, Principal
of RGPS Safety Briefing
8:30 AM Programme by Living Theories
10:00 AM Tea break
10:15 AM Video-making training using Moo-V app
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Video production
3:30 PM Video submission
3:45 PM Debrief
4:00 PM Dismissal