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Malaysia Young Author Award 2022

4 days Workshop sessions AND Story Writing Competition
23, 24, 30, 31 July 2022 from 10am-12pm for Junior Category (Aged 12 and below)
23, 24, 30, 31 July 2022 from 3-5pm for Senior Category (Age 13 and above)

Calling Young Story Writers from Malaysia!

Malaysia Young Author Award 2022

As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of thinkers and writers, the Unique English Classroom is the proud organizer of the Malaysia Young Author Award (MYAA) since 2020. The purpose of MYAA is to provide a platform for young talents to improve their creative writing skills and boost confidence each time they pick up a pen. This will be a best opportunity for them to write and create Ideas for their own story. We wish to promote excellence in writing and to identify the best talents in Malaysia. 

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’Amour
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King

Watch the Young Author's story

Kanchanaa Pulanthran, 13 

SMK Taman Desa
Forgotten Reflection

Joshua James Cheah, 11

 SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 2
Ten Forty Three

Tan Lee Ann, 15

from SMK Seafield, Subang Jaya
The Creature from the Cottage

Malaysia Young Author Award 2022 Online Workshop and Competition

Each Participant will entitle for
4 days workshop (each day 2 hours), entry to Malaysia YAA 2022 Story Writing Competition and Asia YAA 2022 Story Writing Competition

Junior Group - Aged 12 and below (born year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013...)
Senior Group - Aged 13 and above (born year 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006...)

Workshop Date and time by Category
23, 24, 30, 31 July 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m for Junior Group
23, 24, 30, 31 July 2022 from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m for Senior Group

Workshop Mode
ONLINE (virtual) using ZOOM

All participants will join the Malaysia Young Author Award workshop sessions coached by Ms Catherine Khoo, founder of the Unique English Classroom and creator of the Young Author Award from Singapore. Ms. Khoo is an author, editor, lecturer, and moviemaker with more than 30 years of experience in media. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Japan Close-Up Magazine and Asia 21 Magazine. She has published two bestselling books and is the founder of Singapore’s first boutique publisher of imprints for under-18s.

  1. WORKSHOP AGENDA - (1) What is the Theme of My Story? (2) Analysing Stories Written by winners of the Young Author Award. (3) Planning My Story. After the workshop, all candidates will need to submit their final MYAA 1,000-word (min) to 1,200-word (max) story for students from aged 12 and below, and 1,200-word (min) to 1,500-word (max) story for students from aged 13 and above story within 7 days. Top 3 winners will be announced 2 weeks after the submission deadline.
  2. COMPETITION PRIZES - Stories will be judged by Birth Year. Junior Group for Students born 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and younger. Senior Group for Student born 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and older. Top winner from each group will get RM1,200.00, Runner-up will get RM800.00 and Second runner-up will get RM500.00. Top 3 winners from EACH group will enjoy personal exclusive coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo for 30 minutes (schedule to be arranged separately). The next 10 best stories from each group will each receives RM50 and the group coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo. The coaching session will guide them on how to write their 3,000 to 5,000-word story for their coming Asia Young Author Award participation. All MYAA participants will also be invited to join the Asia Young Author Award (AYAA) in Singapore for the October 2022 competition. The deadline for the AYAA submission is 31 August 2022.
  3. PARTICIPATION FEE - RM250 per pax (for both workshop and competition). Payment to be made via Bank Transfer to Caya Academy Sdn Bhd under : Maybank with account Number: 512884095226. Please include participant name in the payment reference.
  4. DEADLINE - 17 JULY 2022 or when maximum number of participants per group is filled up. Please register as soon as possible. Seats are limited to maximum of 80 per group.
  5. REFUND POLICY - There is no refund of the fee. You can transfer your registered seat to anyone to replace you as long as we have the availability.
  6. For more information, please Whatsapp 011-65505400


Yumnah Binti Muhammad

Ariel Lim Xin Yue

Arissa Sahira Abdul Rahman Kamil

Lau Han Ning

Edria Dayyinah Syahrun Nizam

Dharyaasri Karthigesan

MYAA winner's story

Ariel Lim Xin Yue, 17

Kuen Cheng High School
Flowers in Your Hair

Yumnah binti Muhammad, 16 

St. John's International School
Bright Moon of Myeongwol

Gavriel Wan Yu Sheng, 11 

Universal Hua Xia International School

A Young Author's Journey

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Caya Academy Sdn Bhd
Block H1-01, Setiawalk,
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong,
Selangor, MALAYSIA


Tel: 03-8603 4277
Mobile: 012-3833218

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