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New On The Singapore Budget Website: Budget 2007 Essay Competition

02 Mar 2007

1. The Ministry of Finance (MOF) received a total of 125 student essays on the topic 'Financing Our Future' for the Budget 2007 Essay Competition. Launched in December 2006, the Competition aims to promote greater awareness of public finance issues of the day. The inaugural competition jointly organised by MOF, Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) and the Straits Times was open to all students studying in Singapore and Singaporeans studying abroad.

2. The essays submitted were from a wide and diverse spectrum of students from both local and overseas institutions and provide an insight into the thoughts and aspirations of our country's youth on fiscal policy and public finance.

3. The organisers thank all participants for their insightful essays and extend their heartiest congratulations to all prize winners. Members of the public can read selected extracts from the winning essays on the Singapore Budget website at