The ever-popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition, now in its 17th edition, challenges participants to write a play within 24 hours. This year, it will be held at the iconic Malay Heritage Centre, situated in the heritage precinct of Kampong Glam. The centre is a significant and vibrant venue which showcases the culture of the pioneer Malay community and their contributions to the development of Singapore. With its rich history embedded in the artefacts, installations and exhibitions, the Malay Heritage Centre will inspire our aspiring playwrights to create new writing. One of the winners will have their winning play nurtured and developed by theatre professionals into a full production. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in February and March 2015.