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Malaysia Young Author Award

Calling all Malaysian Literary Stars: Enter the Young Author Award Competition and Unleash Your Creative Brilliance!

Malaysia Young Author Award 2023

Are you a talented wordsmith with a passion for storytelling? The prestigious Young Author Award Competition is now open for submissions in Malaysia! This is your chance to shine as a young writer and have your work recognized. Whether you excel in poetry, short stories, or novels, this competition welcomes all genres and styles. Let your imagination run wild and captivate readers with your unique voice and narrative prowess. Not only will you have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes, but you'll also gain invaluable exposure and the chance to connect with other authors. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to showcase your talent. 

“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

A Young Author's Journey

Winner's story

Leong Yuen

Han Chiang High School

Jaybriel Cheng Yu Zhe 

Sekolah Sri Tenby, Setia Eco Park

Joshua James Cheah 

SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 2

Kanchanaa Pulanthran

SMK Taman Desa

Malaysia Young Author Award 2023 Online Workshop and Competition

Each Participant will entitle for
4 days workshop (each day 2 hours), entry to Malaysia YAA 2023 Story Writing Competition and Asia YAA 2023 Story Writing Competition

Junior - For aged 12 and below (born year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014...)
Senior (FULL) - For aged 13 and above (born year 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007...)

Workshop Date and time by Category
Junior (1) - 29 & 30 July, 5 & 6 August 2023 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. OR
Junior (2) - 12, 13, 19 & 20 August 2023 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Senior (FULL) - 29 & 30 July, 5 & 6 August 2023 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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 Junior group, and 1,200-word (min) to 1,500-word (max) story for students from senior group, within 7 days. Winners will be announced no later than 15 September 2023.
  2. COMPETITION PRIZES - Stories will be judged by Birth Year. Junior Group for Students born 2011, 2012, 2013 and younger. Senior Group for Student born 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 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 2023 competition. The winners and finalists of AYAA will have their stories published, and also have a chance to be invited to write for YRC and participate in social responsibility projects with the Catherine Khoo Writing Foundation. The deadline for the AYAA submission is 31 December 2023.
  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 - 22 JULY 2023 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.
  6. For more information, please Whatsapp 011-65505400

Registration Link here

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