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Good habits start from young. It is therefore important to raise awareness on public hygiene and cleanliness and to instil civic-mindedness in young children at their early age. Good personal hygiene habits will keep them away from viruses and bacteria, and will follow them in their life journey. Our youths are the future custodians of our environment and it is even more critical to cultivate the right values in them.


In partnership with the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and National Institute of Early Childhood (NIEC), the Public Hygiene Council (PHC) is pleased to organise the KeepSGClean Supermons Story Writing Competition in 2024. It has been designed to provide opportunities for youths to creative impactful stories to encourage and instil good habits in our young minds. This will help us to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle and progress towards maintaining a truly clean and hygienic Singapore.


Targeting age group: Young children from 3 to 6 years old


Language used: English 


Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is only open to students from the Temasek Polytechnic’s Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education.
  2. Participants are free to create story based on the three Supermons
  3. Only one entry per participant.
  4. Each entry should not exceed five hundred (500) words, excluding the title.
  5. Entry should be in text only, no artwork.
  6. Entry(ies) submitted must be original, unpublished previously and not participated in any competitions.
  7. We reserve the right to request proof(s) that an entry is the original property of the participant and submitted solely by the participant for this competition.
  8. The entry(ies) cannot contain third-party copyright logos or material, and must not violate the rights of any person or entity, including copyright, privacy, or any other intellectual property rights. Upon submitting the entry(ies) to this competition, the participant is solely responsible for any infringement of copyrighted materials.
  9. The entry(ies) submissions must not contain inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, sexual, or unlawful materials. Entry(ies) deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
  10. The Judges’ decision is final, and no queries will be entertained.
  11. The Organiser reserves the rights to disqualify any entries that do not adhere to the above rules.
  12. Failure to comply with any of the above Terms & Conditions stated will be subjected to disqualification.
  13. By entering the KeepSGClean Supermons Story Writing Competition, the participants agree to these rules.



  • First Prize: $750
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Third Prize: $300
  • Merit Prize x 2: $100 each


Judging Panel:

  • Public Hygiene Council
  • National Institute of Early Childhood Development
  • Children Book Writer


Judging Criteria:

  • Originality or an unusual twist
  • Writing craft
  • Distinctive voice
  • Memorable
  • Enduring enjoyment for repeated reading
  • Appealing to parents and young children
  • Adheres to the intent of encouraging and instilling good hygiene habits in children


Key Dates:

  • 29 April 2024 - Launch of the KeepSGClean Supermons Story Writing Competition 2024
  • 29 April 2024 - Competition Briefing by the Public Hygiene Council
  • 10 July 2024 - Closing Date for Entry Submission
  • 31 July 2024 - Announcement of Results and Prize Presentation


Competition Briefing

  • Date: Monday, 29 April 2024
  • Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Please register your interest to attend the Competition Briefing via FORM


Submission your entry HERE by the closing deadline of 10 July 2024.



  1. While all possible care will be taken during the verification of the entries, the PHC will assume no responsibility for any loss or damage of the entries before, during and after verification.
  2. The copyright in all works and the ownership of the submitted works remains with the PHC and approval must be sought from the PHC for any use.
  3. By submitting an entry to the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), the Participant agrees to the terms stated above and allows PHC to share his/her personal data within the organisation, to collect and use the data, and to disclose the data to the organisation’s authorised service providers and competition sponsor, for the following purposes:  To contact the award winners and/or participants to discuss any future exhibitions, public events related to their works.
  4. The PHC reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the rules and regulations, and to the works created in the actual event including the liberty to handle the works as it deems fit.


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