Perdana Leadership Foundation Essay Contest 2008


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PRIZE:
Winners will be announced at the Prizegiving Ceremony later in the year.

All prize winners will get certificates of participation from the Foundation

Note: to ensure essays are written by prize-winners themselves, the essay judges reserve the right to interview short listed essay writers

Prizes to be won:
GRAND PRIZE x 1
CHEVROLET AVEO (sponsored by DRB-Hicom)
RM1,000 CASH
RM500 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS
2-WEEKS WORK PLACEMENT (for upper secondary and above)

Note: Top essays from each category will be considered for the Grand Prize.

FIRST PRIZE (x1 for each category)
APPLE MACBOOK
RM800 CASH
RM400 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS

SECOND PRIZE (x1 for each category)
IPOD NANO
RM500 CASH
RM300 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS

THIRD PRIZE (x1 for each category)
MOBILE PHONE
RM300 CASH
RM200 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS

FOURTH PRIZE (x 5 for each category)
RM200 CASH
RM100 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS

CONSOLATION PRIZE (x25 for each category)
RM50 MPH BOOK VOUCHERS

Prizes are sponsored by: DRB-Hicom, AmBank Group, Bank Rakyat, Maybank, and MPH Bookstores.
DEADLINE: 30th June 2008
WEBSITE/URL: http://www.perdana.org.my/portal/content/view/1704/214/
http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2008/5/4/education/21017285&sec=education
http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0416&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Pendidikan&pg=pe_03.htm

DESCRIPTION:
As part of our Public Outreach Programme, Perdana Leadership Foundation is organising the second Essay Contest this year. following tremendous response to last year’s contest.

This year, the Foundation once again invites students aged between 13 and 21 from secondary schools, colleges and universities to sharpen their writing skills and provide their thoughts on the future of Malaysia as well as youth leadership. The theme for the essay contest is “Nurturing the Minds of Future Leaders”and students can choose to write on any of the following:

* What is your vision for Malaysia in 2057 when the country celebrates its centennial Independence celebrations?
Apakah visi anda untuk Malaysia pada tahun 2057 ketika negara bakal menyambut ulang tahun kemerdekaannya yang ke seratus?

* Describe what leadership means to you and the role that youth leaders play in shaping Malaysia’s future
Terangkan apa yang anda fahami tentang kepimpinan serta peranan yang dimainkan oleh pemimpin muda di dalam mencorakkan masa hadapan Malaysia

* Describe the relationship among culture, education and leadership, and the factors that you believe are important in moulding the future leaders of Malaysia
Huraikan hubungan antara budaya, pendidikan dan kepimpinan, serta faktor-faktor yang anda fikirkan penting di dalam mencorakkan generasi pemimpin pelapis Malaysia

Your essay can be in either English or Malay; however, English is the preferred language. All essays must include references. The essays shall be of the following length (excluding footnotes and bibliography: 1,500 to 2,000 words for all categories of participants.

Grand prize is a Chevrolet Aveo along with cash, book vouchers and a two-week work stint, so start writing!

Competition ends 30th June 2008. Participants will be notified in September 2008 of their essay’s status and main prizewinners will be invited to a prize-winning ceremony later in the year. Check out the contest details and download contest entry forms below.

For information, please contact our Secretariat at 03-8885 8953 / rose@perdana.org.myThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (Ms. Rose) or 03-8885 8960 / noorinsun@perdana.org.myThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (Ms. Noor Insun)

Essay Contest prizes are sponsored by: DRB-Hicom, AmBank Group, Bank Rakyat, Maybank, and MPH Bookstores. Our official media for this contest are The Star and Utusan Malaysia

Pen your thoughts and win a prize

WHAT do you think Malaysia will be like in the year 2057? What are your thoughts on youth leadership in this country?

These are some of the thought-provoking questions put forward in the Perdana Leadership Foundation’s “Nurturing the Minds of Future Leaders” essay contest 2008.

The contest, open to Malaysian students aged between 13 and 21, aims to discover young writing talent, encourage sound research skills and elicit opinions from young Malaysians on the future of this country and the role of youth leaders.

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Mohd Haizal (right) won a Proton Savvy when he participated in the contest last year.

The prizes this year are just as exciting as last year’s contest, which saw grand prize winner (Tertiary level) Mohd Haizal Zainuddin driving away with a Proton Savvy.

This year, the grand prize is a Chevrolet Aveo along with RM1,000 cash, RM500 in book vouchers and a two-week work stint with a PLF-selected corporation. Other prizes include Macbooks, iPod Nanos and mobile phones.

The grand prize winner will also win a computer workstation for his or her school or institution, while the institution with the most number of qualified entries stands to win a computer workstation, too.

To download the official contest entry form, visit http://www.perdana.org.my.

Although essays can be written in Bahasa Malaysia or English, English is the preferred language. Students may select from the following topics:

* What is your vision for Malaysia in 2057 when the country celebrates its centennial independence celebrations?
* Describe what leadership means to you and the role that youth leaders play in shaping Malaysia’s future.
* Describe the relationship among culture, education and leadership, and the factors that you believe are important in moulding the future leaders of Malaysia.

All essays must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. Works are to be referenced.

The closing date is June 30.

For details, visit
http://www.perdana.org.my.

The Star and Utusan Malaysia are the official media partners for this essay contest.


5 Comments
  1. nurliyana bt. meor abdullah 14 years ago

    bila nak umum pemenang essay cntest 2008?

  2. Buy Essays 14 years ago

    Essay is a kind of academic writing which is assigned at the end of your term study. The purpose of the essay is to examine the student’s knowledge after or during a hard study course.

  3. Hazlinda 14 years ago

    Selamat Sejahtera kepada semua warga Leadership foundation. cuma ingin tahu jika pihak L.F telah umum keputusan essay contest. terima kasih.

  4. Syamimi 13 years ago

    Salam ukhwah… Saya juga ingin bertanya, setelah hampir setangah tahun berlangsung, adakah pemenang2 pertandingan esei ini telah diumumkan?? terima kasih

  5. Aliyah 13 years ago

    hi. they already announced the winner! they send letter! check your letterbox. i win the consolation prize. ^-^ cant wait to receive the rm50 voucher. yay! after this can spend money at mph. 🙂

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