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Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award calls for nominations to recognise champions of our unique Singapore Chinese culture

Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award calls for nominations to recognise champions of our unique Singapore Chinese culture

Singapore, 1 October 2018 – The Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award (SCCCA) returns for its third year to recognise individuals and organisations across sectors, who have made significant contributions to the Singapore Chinese cultural landscape.

Conferred by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) for outstanding efforts in the promotion, enrichment, propagation and development of Singapore Chinese culture, two award recipients – one each for the individual and organisation categories – will be presented with a prize of S$20,000 each, comprising S$10,000 in cash, and up to S$10,000 in project funding.

Mr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman of the SCCCA Judging Committee said, “The Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award is entering its third edition. In the last two years, I was very encouraged by the large number of entries and the high quality of their works. In the process, I also came to know the very large number of Singaporeans engaged in the promotion of Chinese culture. I look forward with great confidence to many more new and exciting nominations. I hope that collectively we can continue to promote Singapore’s Chinese culture such that it is enjoyed and appreciated by all Singapore and our overseas friends.”

Besides Mr Liu Thai Ker, the judging committee comprises Mr Hee Theng Fong, Professor Eddie Kuo Chen Yu, Associate Professor Quah Sy Ren, Mr Lim Jim Koon, Ms Woo Mun Ngan, and Ms Quek Yeng Yeng. Together, they will assess the nominations based on the selection criteria.

The last two annual awards were given out in May since 2017. The past award recipients of the individual category were Mr Han Lao Da, a crosstalk pioneer recognised for his untiring dedication in the promotion of crosstalk in Singapore over the past four decades; and composer Mr Lee Yuk Chuan, who was instrumental in expanding Singapore’s musical footprint abroad. For the organisation category, Siong Leng Musical Association was recognised for their efforts to reinvent and rejuvenate Nanyin and Liyuan Opera in Singapore since 1941; while the Singapore Association of Writers was known to be relentless in introducing local Chinese literature to the younger generation and for creating opportunities for local authors to interact with distinguished international and Chinese writers.

The SCCCA is open to nominations of all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and non-commercial organisations from now till 31 December 2018. Interested individuals and organisations are required to complete and submit the nomination form to the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

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