Young Author Award

Do you love writing?
Looking for a chance to publish your work?

Calling all Young Authors from Malaysia!

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 2020. This competition will identify the best talents that will go on to represent us in the Regional Young Author Award (YAA) -- to be held in Singapore in October 2020. YAA aims to recognise the most prolific budding writers in the region.

Malaysia Young Author Award 2020

If you are between 12 to 18 years old, possess a good command of English and creative with a passion for writing short stories of 400 to 500 words, we invite you to join our selection process to represent Malaysia in the Asian Young Author Award in Singapore.

All participants will join the Young Author Scheme workshop ( coached by Ms Catherine Khoo, founder of the Unique English Classroom and creator of the Young Author Award from Singapore.

As this is the only Young Author workshop in Malaysia to groom young budding writing talent, we are limiting registration to the first 80 sign-ups.

Young Author Scheme workshop will be conducted ONLINE (using Zoom) on 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th July 2020 from 3.30pm to 5.00pm by Catherine Khoo. 

Workshop Agenda
Day 1 (7th July 2020 at 3.30pm): What Do I Write About?
Day 2 (8th July 2020 at 3.30pm): What is the Theme of My Story?
Day 3 (9th July 2020 at 3.30pm): Analysing Stories Written by winners of the Young Author Award
Day 4 (10th July 2020 at 3.30pm): Planning My Story

After the workshop:
1) All candidates will need to submit their final 1,500-word story by 18th July 2020.
2) Top 3 winners will be announced on 20th July 2020.

What will the Top 3 Winners get?

PRIZE (1) Pocket Money
Top winner will get RM1,000 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020
Runner-up will get RM500 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020
Second runner-up will get RM300 cash to be credited to their bank account by 31st July 2020

PRIZE (2) Personal Coaching Session
Top 3 winners will enjoy personal exclusive coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo for 30 minutes on 21st July 2020 (schedule to be arranged separately). The coaching session will guide them on how to write their 3,000-word story. Their stories will be submitted for the Asian Young Author Awards in Singapore for the October 2020 competition. 

Payment Method

Online transfer to 
Name: Caya Academy Sdn Bhd
Bank: Maybank
Account Number: 512884095226
Kindly forward the payment receipt to


For more information about the competition, please call 011-6550 5400 or WhatsApp 011-6550 5400 or email

A Young Author's Journey

Unique English Classroom

Headquarters -Puchong (Setiawalk)

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