SYDA (2003) is all about encouraging and celebrating the spirit of creativity. It is the only nation-wide competition that exists currently to provide a platform for young playwrights and to acknowledge schools's contribution in inculcating a love for the arts.

TheatreWorks & Singapore Press Holdings are committed to nurturing the raw energy and creative potential among the young generation, as the award seeks to acknowledge the best original Singapore plays written by our young people from age 13 to 21 years.


Category A

13 - 16 years old

Secondary Schools

Category B

17 - 18 years old

JC / Pre-U / Polytechnics

Category C

19 - 21 years old

Universities / Polytechnics

Prizes for each category

1st Prize


2nd Prize


2nd Prize


A Challenge Trophy is awarded to schools / institutions with the winning entrant in each category.

The winning plays may be produced as full productions or developed in to educational and outreach pieces by TheatreWorks.


15 August 2003


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