IMPORTANT Dates:
Registration deadline: 24 March 2021 (Wednesday)

Competition Day: 7 April 2021 (Wednesday). Participants will record their videos at their own school or home WITHOUT the need to come together physically (by using the Moo-O's Distance Collaboration feature). They will then submit their video entries online by 6pm on the same day. The competition details (including competition login account) will be sent to the teacher mentors of the participating schools after the registration is closed.

Announcement of Results: 21 April 2021 (Wednesday). Results will be announced on Moo-O's Facebook Page and teacher-mentors of winning teams will also be notified by email. Prizes, door gifts and certificates of participation will be delivered to all participating schools between 26 April 2021 (Monday) and 14 May 2021 (Friday).
Objectives:
- To motivate students to read and speak fluently and expressively in English.
- To cultivate a love for the English language through a fun, engaging and immersive way of reading.
Competition Format:
This is a digital storytelling competition open to all Singapore primary schools. The participants will have to use the Moo-O software to record themselves as story characters, reading their scripts. Please watch the sample video created by students using Moo-O.

Sample Moo-O Video:
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Each participating school can only register ONE team that comprises of three Primary 3 students and one teacher mentor.

On the competition day, the team will choose a story in the Moo-O software to be read and recorded for the competition. The produced video will then be submitted online to be judged for its reading qualities such as clarity, fluency, pronunciation, expression and creativity. Physical props are not allowed during competition. The top 15 performing teams will be presented with Gold (5 teams), Silver (5 teams) and Bronze (5 teams) Awards accordingly and Merit Awards for the rest of the participating teams.
Registration : Registration for The Moo-O Awards 2021 has closed because 45 schools have registered. We will be sending an email with more details to schools who have successfully registered by 25 March 2021, Thursday. Thank you for your interest and support.
Vacancies Left : 0 (FULL)
Registration Closing Date : 24 March 2021, Wednesday
No further registration will be accepted once 45 schools have registered or by 6pm on Registration Closing Date, whichever occurs earlier.
Judges:

1) Dr Ruth Wong
Ruth WONG Yeang Lam was Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, until she retired in August 2019. She specialized in methodology courses on teaching English at the primary level. She believes in the power of reading, and indulges in the collection of children's books as a hobby.

2) Jon Gresham
Assistant Director, Asia Creative Writing Programme
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Committee Member, Speak Good English Movement
Jon Gresham is the author of the short story collection We Rose Up Slowly (Math Paper Press, 2015, 2nd edition) and co-editor with Elizabeth Tan of In This Desert There Were Seeds (Ethos Books and Margaret River Press, 2019).

His writing has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals including The Best Asian Short Stories 2020 (Kitaab, 2020) and Best Singaporean Short Stories 1 (Epigram Books, 2020). His story The Visit was shortlisted for the 2020 Short Fiction/Essex University Prize.

He helps run the Asia Creative Writing Programme a collaboration between the National Arts Council and Nanyang Technological University. He is a co-founder of Sing Lit Station, a literary community and charity.

3) Lydia Lim
Head of Schools,
Singapore Press Holdings
Committee Member, Speak Good English Movement
Lydia Lim is a career journalist who specialised in reporting and writing on Singapore politics and policy before moving to head editorial training in 2017.

She is also Head of SPH Schools, a team that produces News in Education content for students, from pre-primary through tertiary levels, across four languages. She writes a regular Sunday column in The Straits Times.

4) Dr Morgan Zhou
Teaching Fellow,
English Language & Literature (ELL) Academic Group,
National Institute of Education.
Morgan is a Teaching Fellow at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Prior to his secondment as Teaching Fellow to the English Language and Literature Academic Group in NIE, he was Vice Principal at Anglo-Chinese School (Junior). In ELL, he mostly teaches in the methods courses of the English Language track of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme. Morgan’s firm belief is that reading provides long-lasting positive effects that support emotional and intellectual growth in individuals and he is most heartened when he sees children being read to in schools, libraries and communities by peers, teachers and families.

5) Dr Donna Lim
Lecturer,
English Language & Literature (ELL) Academic Group,
National Institute of Education.
Dr Donna Lim is a lecturer with the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She specialises in primary English Language (EL) methodology courses. Her interest area is in developing literacy with a focus on teaching writing. She has considerable teaching experience with young learners and finds it fulfilling to work with schools to enhance EL teaching and learning.

6) Dr Andrina Lou
Curriculum Planner,
Good Shepherd Education Consultancy.
Working in her capacity as curriculum planner for Good Shepherd Education Consultancy, Dr Andrina Lou has been serving the teachers in Macau for almost a decade. Dr Lou has a great passion for teacher professional development, ELT syllabus and material design. She is currently working with primary and secondary teachers in project-based learning, developing materials that seek to combine various strands of language learning with a thematic focus and real-life relevance. Before starting the consultancy, Dr Lou had taught in primary, secondary and tertiary levels for a total of 15 years. Dr Lou earned her BEd degree from the University of Macau, MSc (Applied Linguistics) from the University of Edinburgh, and PhD (Linguistics) from Macquarie University, Sydney.

7) Catherine Khoo
Author, Educator.
Author, educator, literary traveller Catherine Khoo, has been writing and publishing since 1988. She shattered the traditional Japanese male enclave when she became the only woman editor-in-chief of two Japan-based international magazines published in Singapore. She created Singapore's very own Young Author Scheme in 2003, mentoring under-18s to pen their first novel. Having launched her memoirs in 2013, she's now found another passion... mentoring over-40's to write their hearts out! And publishing it under her very latest imprint, Wicked Witty Women!
Prizes : Gold Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Gold Medals (for students)
3 x Gold Award Certificates (for students)
Silver Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Silver Medals (for students)
3 x Silver Award Certificates (for students)
Bronze Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Bronze Medals (for students)
3 x Bronze Award Certificates (for students)
Merit Award (30 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
3 x Merit Award Certificates (for students)

Supported By : Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
Organised By : Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
Sponsors :
  1. Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
  2. McGraw-Hill Education
  3. Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
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