Friday, December 4, 2009

Budding Writers Project 2009

In its 10th year now, the Budding Writers Project was first initiated to encourage young children to develop their creative writing and artistic skills. The winning entries of the project will have their works printed to a book and sold to the public.

Marshall Cavendish Online is proud to support Marshall Cavendish in this project by converting the winning entries to a digital format available via the web. As we move into the digital age, it is essential for audience to be given a choice of either the traditional physical book or an electronic one for reading at anytime, anywhere with internet connectivity.

Besides just having the winning entries printed onto a book, the authors were also given the opportunity to be attached to Marshall Cavendish and Marshall Cavendish Online to understand the process involved to have their books edited, adding digital illustrations, digitising their books to the final process of printing. The authors visited Marshall Cavendish Online on November 18 to learn how their books were digitised and were later brought to a professional recording studio to have their voices recorded for their narration of the digital books.

The official launch of the winning books was held at Chamber, The Arts House on December 4, 2009. The winners of this year’s Budding Writers Project, The Crying Dream by Anya Lee and Ricky Learns To Fly by Yuli Steffina were both thrilled being the ‘star’ of the evening. Mr. S Iswaran, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Education was the guest of honour for the event. His presence certainly played great importance in motivating the winners to continue showcasing their flair in creative writing. Marshall Cavendish Online, supporting the Budding Writers Project for the first time, was on site that evening to showcase and assist guests in navigating the digital books.

With the success of this year’s participation, Marshall Cavendish Online will be looking forward to working with Marshall Cavendish Education again for next year’s Budding Writers Project. All young writers out there, get your pens ready.

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