The second Antibiotic Awareness Essay Contest – jointly organized by SSHSPH, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore General Hospital – received more entrants than last year. Thankfully, the judges managed to read through the whole lot in time and the winners are listed below. We particularly enjoyed Ms Megan Sim’s clever poem, which is included as an image below (after the prize lists).


Junior College/Polytechnic Section:

  1. First Prize: Ms Megan Sim (Ngee Ann Polytechnic) – What We Can Make It
  2. Second Prize: Ms Teo Xin Lin (Temasek Junior College) – The Bacterial Dialogue
  3. Merit Prize: Mr Bryan Wong (Raffles Institution) – Only Time Will Tell
  4. Joint Merit Prize: Mr Hong Xin Yue (Dunman High) – A Sword Thrust Forward
  5. Joint Merit Prize: Ms Loo Pei Ying (Republic Polytechnic) – Antibiotics: Humanity’s Saviour; An Insidious Killer

Secondary School Section:

  1. First Prize: Mr Joseph Chan (ACS Independent) – Antibiotics: A Double-Edged Sword
  2. Second Prize: Mr Charles Windle (Raffles Institution) – Antibiotics: A Double-Edged Sword
  3. Merit Prize: Mr Justin Low (Raffles Institution) – Antibiotics: A Double-Edged Sword
  4. Merit Prize: Mr Vignesh Raj (School of Science & Technology): Antibiotics: A Double-Edged Sword


University Section:

  1. First Prize: Ms Chua Jie Hui (National University of Singapore) – March Into The Warren

First Prize Essay for the JC/Polytechnic Section, by Ms Megan Sim from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

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