Fostering the next generation of leaders with creative and critical problem-solving skills.

Fostering the next generation of leaders with creative and critical problem-solving skills

Fostering the next generation of leaders with creative and critical problem-solving skills

ABOUT THE PUAN SRI KAI YONG YEOH BOOK PRIZE

Founded in 2011, the Puan Sri Kai Yong Yeoh Book Prize aims to hone the talents of the next generation. Apart from offering participants an opportunity to unlock their creativity, the Prize simultaneously encourages and rewards them for their academic achievements.

TODAY

Make a submission!

PHASE 1 ENDS

Submissions will close on 4th October 2021. All participants will receive an email, with successful participants proceeding to stage 2.

PHASE 2 ENDS

Submissions will close on 11th December 2021. Participants will await final results.

WINNER REVEAL

All participants will be notified by January 2022.

TOP PRIZE FOR EACH CATEGORY

1st Prize – US$5,000
2nd Prize – US$3,000
3rd Prize – US$2,000
1st Prize – US$3,000
2nd Prize – US$2,000
3rd Prize – US$1,000
1st Prize – US$1,000
2nd Prize – US$700
3rd Prize – US$300

TOP PRIZE FOR EACH CATEGORY

1st Prize – US$5,000
2nd Prize – US$3,000
3rd Prize – US$2,000
1st Prize – US$3,000
2nd Prize – US$2,000
3rd Prize – US$1,000
1st Prize – US$1,000
2nd Prize – US$700
3rd Prize – US$300

2021 THEME

A CHANGING WORLD

Since 2020, the world has seen seismic changes beyond our wildest imagination. A ‘new normal’ has become the normal, in place of pre-pandemic conditions. With such shifts, however, comes an opportunity to explore what it means to be in a world that has moved away from former conventions. ‘A Changing World’ encourages participants to think about the present and possible futures: speculate, envision, & share your vision with us.

WHAT YOU’LL BE JUDGED ON

Spelling, grammar and vocabulary

Content

Creativity

Note: We reserve the right not to award any of the prizes if entries are deemed unsatisfactory.

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

Select your category to start

Phase 1 Requirement

Personal statement descriptive writing /poetry – 500 word essay.
The personal statement could consist of your interests, ambition and likes and dislikes.

Phase 2 Requirement

(i) Write a 1000-word research essay; &
(ii) Submit a 3-minute video OR any audio visual presentation (eg, photography, art/ graphics)

Note: The multimedia presentation can be in any language, but must be accompanied with an English transcript. The photography and art /graphics submissions have to come with a 100-word explanation. Click here for Submission Guidelines & Formatting Requirements. Phase 2 questions will only be forwarded to applicants who are successful in Phase 1.

Phase 1 Requirement

Submit a personal statement on how you have been affected by the pandemic.
Length : 300-500 words

Phase 2 Requirement

(i) Write a 1000-word research essay; &
(ii) Submit a 3-minute video OR any audio visual presentation (eg, photography, art/ graphics)

Note: The multimedia presentation can be in any language, but must be accompanied with an English transcript. The photography and art /graphics submissions have to come with a 100-word explanation. Click here for Submission Guidelines & Formatting Requirements. Phase 2 questions will only be forwarded to applicants who are successful in Phase 1.

Phase 1 Requirement

Submit a poem or an essay on how you have been affected by the pandemic.
Length :
Poem – up to 20 lines OR
Essay – 100-200 words

Phase 2 Requirement

Submit a visual presentation (eg. photography, art) OR 500-1000-word essay.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You may apply at the website or through the link provided in the email sent to your parent.  

Apply through the YTL Foundation website.

We want to get to know you. Tell us what you want us to know. YOU may write about the theme, your thoughts and more.

The format may be found here.

Questions for Phase 2 will be sent out to those who successfully pass Phase 1 in November 2021.