Mind Stretcher
National English Writing Competition 2018
P3 & P4

Calling all Primary 3 & 4 students!

Your chance to get your work published &
win over $5,200 worth of Great Prizes is here!

If writing is your cup of tea, then Mind Stretcher National English Writing Competition 2018 is the unique platform to showcase your creative skills! Compete with the nation’s best and practise your writing skills at the same time!

Click on the tabs below to find out more!

Over $5,200 worth of prizes to be won!

Date: 2 Jul 2018 (Mon)

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Dress Code: School Uniform

Location: MS East Campus @ Tampines Junction 

Refer to the questions below. 

P3P4 Writing Competition Questions pg1

P3P4 Writing Competition Questions pg2

P3P4 Writing Competition Questions pg3

P3P4 Writing Competition Questions pg4

The competition consists of two rounds:

  • Preliminary Round (essay to be submitted online below)
  • Grand Final
    Finalists from the Preliminary Round will have the opportunity to compete at the Grand Final on 2 Jul 2018.

Top 20 winners in the Grand Final stand to win attractive prizes!

Submit your entry here.


1. Can non-MS students enter this Writing Competition?

2. Is there a Chinese competition that I can take part in? Can I take part in both competitions?
Yes, you can participate in our upcoming 学汇乐 National Chinese Writing Competition 2018. Click here for more details. Do note that you can submit only one entry for each competition.

3. I am not in P3 or P4 this year, can I still participate in the competition?
Currently, this competition is only open to P3 and P4 students. However, as the competition is held yearly, we look forward to your participation in our future competitions. We are looking at organising similar competitions for other levels in the future.

4. What are the judging criteria?
The composition entries will generally be judged based on content and relevance of the topic, language use and creativity.

5. Who are the judges?
Mind Stretcher’s Academic Team (English)


  • Subject to the clause below, entry is open to Primary 3 and 4 students (in 2018) studying in Singapore.
  • Children of employees, franchisees, employees of franchisees of Mind Stretcher Education Pte Ltd (“MS”) or its related companies are not eligible to participate.


  • Only one entry per student is allowed.
  • Entries for the Preliminary Round are to be submitted here and must reach us by 15 June 2018.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a duly completed entry form. For the purpose of this Preliminary Round, a word limit of 350 words must be strictly adhered to. Any content beyond the word limit will be disregarded.
  • On the top left corner of your composition, kindly include the following details:
    1. Your FULL name (as in Birth Cert.)
    2. Standard in school (e.g. Primary 3)
    3. Name of the school you are attending
    4. The question number that you have selected
  • Entries submitted online should adhere to the following:
    • Arial font
    • Font size 14
    • Double-spaced per line
    • in MS Word (.doc) format
  • In the event that this is not possible, a legibly hand-written scanned copy submission on composition paper is also acceptable.
  • All entries must be of your own original creation, written in the English language, unpublished, and not previously accepted by any other publisher at the time of submission.
  • It MUST NOT be based on or taken from a composition or part of a composition from published books, school work, notes and model compositions from tuition/enrichment centres, and the internet.
  • Should the entry be previously published or proved to be an unoriginal work, the participant will be disqualified and may be liable for all damages resulting from legal action taken by copyright owners.


  • Student writers who are shortlisted for the Grand Final will be notified via email by 22 Jun 2018.
  • The student finalists will compete in person during the Grand Final, for the Grand Prizes on 2 Jul 2018 at MS East Campus @ Tampines Junction.


  • There will be a total of 20 winners for the competition.
  • The list of prizes can be found here.
  • Prizes are not transferable. Non-cash prizes are not exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  • Winners must be present during the prize ceremony, which will be held after the competition, to receive the prizes.


  • The composition entries will generally be judged based on content and relevance of topic, language use and creativity.
  • Entries submitted either during the Preliminary Round or written during the Grand Final will not be returned.
  • MS’ decision on the winning entries is final and we regret that any correspondence or appeal in respect of the results will not be entertained.
  • Selected compositions will be compiled in our “Best A* Model Compositions” (or its equivalent). From our experience, many students would welcome this rare opportunity to showcase their compositions and it would definitely motivate them in their future writing. Writers of the featured compositions will get a complimentary copy of this book as and when it is published.


  • The rights to all entries for this competition vest entirely in MS, and MS retains the exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free license to use them for any purpose consistent with its mission, including but not limited to educational, archival and research purposes, and for publicising Mind Stretcher or any programme or faculty of Mind Stretcher, including the right to make derivative works for such purposes, whether in printed and electronic form.
  • By participating in this competition, the participants and winners consent to MS publishing their names, photographs, biographical information and statements for publicity, awareness and promotional purposes relating to the competition, publication of the compositions and its related activities.
  • MS reserves the right to change, amend, modify, any part of the competition rules and regulations either in an individual case or in general, at any time without notice.