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Green Microfiction Challenge sparks creativity, enthusiasm

148 entries from young writers across Malaysia took part in the Green Microfiction Challenge, the English short story writing competition organized by Kuching Beach Cleaners, Sarawak Eco-Warriors, Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Sarawak Green Club. The overall winning stories were “V101: Mission …

Green Microfiction Challenge sparks creativity, enthusiasm

148 entries from young writers across Malaysia took part in the Green Microfiction Challenge, the English short story writing competition organized by Kuching Beach Cleaners, Sarawak Eco-Warriors, Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Sarawak Green Club. The overall winning stories were “V101: Mission …

Green Microfiction Challenge sparks creativity, enthusiasm

148 entries from young writers across Malaysia took part in the Green Microfiction Challenge, the English short story writing competition organized by Kuching Beach Cleaners, Sarawak Eco-Warriors, Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Sarawak Green Club. The overall winning stories were “V101: Mission Hope” by Kendra Liew in Category A, “Honeymoon Phase” by Katrina Ling Dezhi in Category B, and “Dry thoughts in a dry season” by Faith Foo in Category C. At the online Awards Presentation, the Overall Winners read their winning stories out loud and fielded questions from the audience alongside the judges who also discussed the merits of the stories including plot twists, character development and the unique worlds that provided the settings of the microfiction pieces. Speaking at the online Awards Presentation, Swinburne Sarawak Pro Vice-Chancellor and CEO Ir Professor Lau Hieng Ho aptly remarked, “We do not need to focus only on the science or the economics of conservation but also on imagination, creativity and stories that take us into different worlds and perspectives.” Swinburne Sarawak’s School of Foundation Studies language lecturers Cassandra Lau, Norizan Tan and Green Club advisor, chief judge and co-organiser, Dr Christina Yin, formed the panel of judges. The competition is supported by the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme under the United Nations Development Programme.