The “Outstanding Literary Award 2022” ceremony was successfully held at the SFCCA Multi-Purpose Hall@Level 2 on 25 March morning. The ceremony invited the 6 shortlisted poets, members of SFCCA Coucil, and editorial committee members of “Yuan” magazine. Vice President of SFCCA, Mr Chan Kian Kuan was the Guest of Honour to present the awards.
▲“酒曲回肠“ received the “2022 Outstanding Literary Award”. (From left to right) Chairman of “Yuan” magazine Committee, Mr Giam Meng Tuck Yan Meng Da, Award-winning poet, Mr Chua Kay Liang(Middle) and SFCCA Vice President, Mr Chan Kian Kuan
Author of the award-winning poem”酒曲回肠”, Mr Chua Kay Liang, expressed in his acceptance speech that the work mainly discusses his grandfather migrating to Southeast Asia and working as a wine seller. The family’s deep connection to wine was passed on through the generations. Therefore, Mr Chua infused elements of his ancestors’ hometown, love, and culture into the poetry. He also expressed gratitude for the recognition given by the judging panel and mentioned that receiving this award is an affirmation for his works.
▲(From left to right) Finalist Qi Ya Rong, Judge Lin Gao and Pan Zheng Lei, Chairman of “Yuan” magazine Committee Mr Giam Meng Teck, Award-winning poet Mr Chua Kay Liang, SFCCA Vice-President Mr Chan Kian Kuan, finalists Shu Ran, Li Long, Sun Kuan and Huai Ying (front row in a wheelchair)
The “Outstanding Literary Award” was established in 2016 with the aim of encouraging local literary creation. It annually receives literary works from three genres: novels, essays, and poetry. The selected works are published in “Yuan” magazine, and winners are selected from these published pieces each year. In addition to receiving an honorarium, the winner also receive a winning certificate and a cash prize of $2,000
The “2023 Outstanding Literary Award” is now calling for submissions of novels. All are welcome to participate and submit their works. For more details, please refer to the following poster: