FOBISIA launches its social media platform...
Our aim is to have more people visiting the site than ever before, not just for schedule information but to post pictures of their own participation in FOBISIA events. We're looking for all-round engagement.
The website has a contemporary look and now with links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can involve teachers and students alike throughout Asia.
FOBISIA Short Story Competition 2019 - Winners Announced!
Judged By Choo Wai Hong, Author of "The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains" published in 2007, which is now in four other languages including Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Finish. The book garnered a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Recommendation for 2017, and won the Asian Books Blog Book of the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Rooster (2018).
What a delight it has been for me to read and thoroughly enjoy the creative and imaginative voices evident in the essays submitted to the FOBISIA Short Story Competition 2019! If the 58 essays are representative of the level of writing in the many schools participating in the competition, then I will have to conclude that the writing ability of the students in these schools must be of a very high standard indeed.
And although there are only three winners awarded for each of the three categories in the competition, for Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6, and Senior School Category, I want to say that many of the remaining entries are deserving of mention for the sheer hard work in turning everyday essay writing topics into minor creative masterpieces. Well done, to all the students taking part in this worthwhile endeavor. We may yet see a few budding writers emerging from this coterie of essayists.
To find out who the lucky winners are, click here!