Wednesday, June 13, 2007

50 Years, 50 Heroes: Young Malaysians You Need to Know

A quick note from Andrew Loh who's promoting the above competition ;)

theCICAK has launched its second annual writing competition with the theme 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Young Malaysians You Need to Know in conjunction with Malaysia's 50th Merdeka Day.

Prizes worth RM 1,000 are up for grabs and the top 50 stories will be published into a book!

All one has to do is write about an unsung Malaysian hero between 12 and 29 years of age who has persevered against the odds to succeed or helped his community in unique ways that has not been previously highlighted. The story should not be more than 1000 words in English or Malay, and must be accompanied with a photograph of the hero.

People can choose anyone at all to be their heroes. Just as long as they tell us why he or she is one. Tell us about something heroic that the hero has done and justify it: theCICAK welcomes liberal interpretations of heroism and looks forward to reading he public's take on this competition's theme.

Judges include Jeff Ooi and Marina Mahathir.The submissions deadline is July 15th.

Check out the competition website for more details. These are what the Star and Tinkosong has to say about it.


Andrew Loh said...

thanks, tony!

Anonymous said...

let's list them here
[1] nicol david
[2] andrew loh