MYAA 2022 Junior Group - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Winners
(Cash Prize + Personal Coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo)

1st Prize (RM1,200)

Woo Gin Lynn

SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 2, KL

Story: The Locket (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read

2nd Prize (RM800)

Eunice Wong Yun Xi

SJK(C) Kai Ming, Bintulu

Story: The Lunar Cat (Animal Tales) - Click to Read

3rd Prize (RM500)

Lim Tinh Jet

SJK(C) Lick Hung

Story: Curse Of Unwinding (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

MYAA 2022 Junior Group - 10 x Consolation Prizes
(RM50 each + group coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo)

Bethany Xinyi Chew

Sri KDU International School

Story: Broken Love (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

Thoon Jing Wen

SJK(C) Perempuan China

Story: Dyslexia (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

Cheryllea Wong Suet Lea

Sri Sempurna International School

Story:  The Night of the Nocturne (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read

Tai Hui Wei

Sekolah Sri Tenby

Story: Mushroom Stew (Animal Tales) - Click to Read

Alayna Adeen Zulkifli

Asia Pacific Smart School

Story: Mackerel Fish Snacks (Animal Tales) - Click to Read

Rittesh A/L Jaya Balan

SJK(T) Melaka (Kubu)

Story: The Land Of Medieval (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read

Auni Inarah Binti Mohd Fariz

SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 2

Story: Deadly Whispers (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read

Trhishalah A/P Ganesan

REAL International School, Shah Alam

Story: Is That All? (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

Nur Anyssa-Sze Binti Muhamad Ayman

SK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam

Story: The Cat And The Dragon (Animal Tales) - Click to Read

MYAA 2022 Senior Group - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Winners
(Cash Prize + Personal Coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo)

1st Prize (RM1,200)

Leong Yuen

Han Chiang High School

Story: Inhuman (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

2nd Prize (RM800)

Nur Aminah Hessa Binti Mohd Ashik  

SMK King George V 

Story: Shadows of Monarchy (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

3rd Prize (RM500)

Cho Yujin

Austin Heights International School

Story: A Flower for a Grave (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

MYAA 2022 Senior Group - 10 x Consolation Prizes
(RM50 each + group coaching by Ms Catherine Khoo)

Ang Jie En

Sri Kuala Lumpur

Story: Never Escape (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

Agnes Tiong Xiao Hui

SMK Batu Lintang

Story:  Feathers (Asian Tales) - Click to Read

Abrian Wu Jun Xiang

Axcel International School

Story: In Dilemma (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

Goh Jian Seng

Sri Bestari International School

Story: Respawn (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

Dania Aniesa bt. Fazzrudin

Lodge International School

Story: Sunflower Seeds (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

Amira Hanna Binti Mohd Nizamuddin

SMK Abdul Rahman Talib

Story:  Flower Crowns (Heart Warmer) - Click to Read

Nur Ariana Qistina Binti Shamsur Imran

SMK Seri Bintang Utara

Story: A Ride Home (Mystery & Adventure) - Click to Read

Alyssa Chin Yian Yee

Riam Road Secondary School

Story: Sobbing Angel of Titania (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read

Loh Jia Xi

Chung Hua High School, Seremban

Story: Symphonie Macabre (Magic & Fantasy) - Click to Read


Yumnah Binti Muhammad

Ariel Lim Xin Yue

Arissa Sahira Abdul Rahman Kamil

Lau Han Ning

Edria Dayyinah Syahrun Nizam

Dharyaasri Karthigesan

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

Contact Us


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


Tel: 03-8603 4277
Mobile: 012-3833218, 012-5163400


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