DMC students hands deep and all in at youth writing festival

12 Mar 2016


Eighteen RP Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students impressed event organisers and participants alike with their journalistic and marketing chops at the recently-concluded All In! Writers Festival (AIYWF) 2016, organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore.


This marks the Book Council’s first external collaboration with students to publicise and cover the annual youth writing festival. RP was the only polytechnic appointed as the event’s official student reporters.

For the four of the students, the event was a valuable exercise in journalism and working under the pressure of tight deadlines.

They would cover several industry talks and writing workshops, and write, edit and submit their articles on-site at the event all within the same day.

Their articles can be read on the Festival’s website at the following URLs below:

The articles were also published on and Parallel Ink, an international literary and art e-zine for teenagers.

The other DMC students also provided additional live coverage on the Book Council’s social media.

The students also were able to network and interact with writing mentors and other media professionals, including those from broadcasting, journalism and marketing, gleaning valuable industry insights.