Joanne Loy a second year student pursuing a Diploma in Media and Communication shares her impressions of Storyfest, an event organised to promote creativity and persuasive communication amongst students.
By Joanne Loy
2nd year student pursuing a Diploma in Media and Communication
For several months now, I have been hearing about Storyfest. It is an annual event promoting effective communication through a series of competitions for secondary school and Singapore Polytechnic students, organised by Singapore Polytechnic second-year Diploma in Media and Communication (DMC) students. Being a DMC student myself, it's an event not to be missed. And it most certainly did not fail my expectations!
This year's Storyfest centered on the theme of fairytales, and it kicked off with a couple of Roman guards stoically guarding the entrance and a pair of pretty princesses granting all entry to the venue. At the fest, the guest of honour, Mr Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council, and 160 secondary school students from 40 schools, were treated to free body art, masks, balloons, and even a spot of fortune-telling, while the judge for the Print Ad and Photo Story categories, renowned photographer, Mr Aaron Wong, deliberated over the finalists' masterpieces.
After some light refreshments, everyone proceeded into the lecture theatre where the works of the Story Act and TVC finalists were reviewed by Mr Wong Chet Woon and Mr Chew Ping Nan, esteemed individuals in their own industries, respectively. It was after much deliberation that the winners of all the categories were decided. Kranji Secondary School clinched the top prize for the Story Act category with their production of In The Office, and in the TVC category, Fulfill your dreams, scored the goal. For the Print Ad category, Cheryl Sim, Singapore Polytechnic, DMC student, walked away with the top prize. Eunice Chua and team from Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, won over the judges in the Photo Story secondary school category, and Dong Tian Zhao, Singapore Polytechnic, DMC student, came out tops in the Photo Story polytechnic category.
All in all, Storyfest was a fantastic blast, "an interesting and colourful event, both fun and funny", if I may quote Mr Evan Eng, teacher at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary). So catch you all there next year!