12 April 2018
Singapore students now have the opportunity to participate in the National Youth Media Competition, organised by The Straits Times and presented by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
During the competition, students will experience first-hand what it is like to be a journalist in a modern newsroom. They will attend a press conference, produce content for online and social media, or write a news story.
The competition aims to promote media literacy and train aspiring journalists among youths in Singapore.
The NCPG will encourage students to discuss the recurrent issue of problem gambling. An NCPG secretariat spokesman said: “We hope the National Youth Media Competition will help youth gain a better understanding about the issue of problem gambling. The participants will also learn about its impact on affected individuals and their families through their own research.”
Schools interested in participating have to form teams of six students each, with each team submitting an entry in the form of a school publication, online newsletter, radio broadcast, podcast or video.