This excellent technical essay (except for the part where I was quoted!) by Mstr Quek Sze Yang from Ngee Ann Polytechnic was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Post-Antibiotic World: The Antibiotic Apocalypse 1. Introduction A grim and dreadful future is looming – a future where one of the most widely […]

This essay by Mstr Aaron Chua from Raffles Institution was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. “Post-Antibiotic World” I was born in 2007, the decade before antibiotics failed us. Living in a HDB apartment, going to the pre-school at my void deck, and then attending a primary school in my neighbourhood, […]

This reflective essay by Ms Julianne Jessica Talens Leow from Tanjong Katong Girls’ School was awarded one of the two Merit Awards by our judges. Antibiotic Resistance, Paralysis, and Stewardship: The Walking Ecosphere’s Destiny I read the headline many times over: “FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) Fails to Protect Against Antibiotic Resistance, Guarantees […]

The Post-Antibiotic World Essay Contest jointly organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Ngee Ann Polytechnic took place between 1st June and 30th August 2017. This event was more hotly contested and there were more than 50 essays submitted from both Secondary and Junior College/Polytechnic students. We were very fortunate to have 3 […]

The essay contest has closed. There were a total of 49 essays submitted – 35 in the Secondary School section and 14 in the Junior College/Polytechnic section.  We have a trio of distinguished and experienced judges who very kindly agreed to review the essays. The judging should be completed by mid-October, while the prize presentation […]

The first entries for the student essays are starting to trickle in, which is great (at least there are entrees now!). The closing date for the essay contest is 30th August 2017 (2359H), and more details are available on the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health website. We would certainly welcome more entrees from […]

Second last plug for our essay and video contest, jointly organised by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, funded by many generous donors to our Antibiotics Awareness Fund. Details and replies to some queries below: Any original video 3 minutes or shorter, on the above theme. Group participation welcome […]

A repeat announcement of the above contest, with attractive cash prizes that will be given out on World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017). We now have a webpage hosted by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, with further details available. Submissions are welcome from 1st June, closing on 30th August for the […]

We are organizing an essay and a video contest for students of Singapore schools (including polytechnics but excluding universities). The essay contest is open to students between 13 and 20 years of age. No entry fee is required, and any essay format (i.e. fiction, scientific communication, poetry, etc) is welcome. The essays should be submitted […]