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Higher Education

WINNERS OF THE OXFORD BIG WRITE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Congratulations to all the winners!

We received an astounding 1,200 entries from across 303 schools before the competition ended in April, with ten winners selected for a four day creative writing camp in Kuala Lumpur, and two grand prize winners announced during a prize giving ceremony in June. There were many outstanding essays, and it was difficult for the judges to decide on the winners. Judges were especially impressed with the creativity and imagination of the participants and viewed Oxford Big Write as an ideal platform to encourage young writers in Malaysia.

Below is the list of winners for both Categories A & B:

Category A (Age: 1517 years)

  1. Amber Lim Shin Huei — HomeLife Academy, Penang
  2. Devon Lew Yu Xin — Chung Ling Private High School, Penang
  3. Dhillon Dhass Zhao — SM Sains Tuanku Munawir, Negeri Sembilan
  4. Ku Jia Sien — Chung Ling Private High School, Penang
  5. Nur Fatihah Bt Abdul Malek — SMK Sultanah Asma, Kedah

Category B (Age: 1819 years)

  1. Nur Azra Adli Binti Rosdiazli — University of Nottingham Malaysia
  2. Nur Fatin Afrina Binti Mohd Fakhruddin — Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah
  3. Nur Iffah Binti Abdul Halim – MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba Melaka
  4. Ravena Jazmine A/P Kavi Rao — Sunway College, Petaling Jaya
  5. Tan Chin Tung — KDU College, Damansara Jaya

We would also like to award honourable mentions to these other students who demonstrated high levels of creativity, originality and engaging plotlines in their entries. They are:

Category A (Age: 1517 years)

  1. Janice Su Shi Fen — SMK Labuan
  2. Krystal Saw Lee Yin — SM Shan Tao Kota Kinabalu
  3. Lavinia Grace Sebastian — SMK Abu Bakar, Temerloh
  4. Ooi Zhe Ren — Chong Hwa Independent High School
  5. Valerie Lee Sze Ying — SMK Green Road, Kuching

Category B (Age: 1819 years)

  1. Adelle Yen — Taylor's College, Sri Hartamas
  2. Liew Yi Jie — Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur
  3. Pavittran A/L Varutharaju — Kolej Matrikulasi, Melaka
  4. Shannon Goh Shan Yen — Kolej Matrikulasi, Negeri Sembilan 

The Grand prize winners walked away with RM2,000 cash (each category) and their schools received books from Oxford Fajar amounting to the height of the winners.

Once again, we would like to congratulate all the students who made the Oxford Big Write a tremendous success. It is indeed heartening to see so many young talents, and we hope you will continue with your creative writing endeavours.

The Most Active Participation Award

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Perempuan Melaka was awarded the The Most Active Participation Award for submitting 267 short story entries. The Principal, Puan Noorlaila Binti Hamzah, received a trophy and a certificate during the award ceremony in June.

From Left: Amber Lim Shin Huei, Tan Chin Tung,  Nur Iffah Binti Abdul Halim,  Ravena Jazmine A/P Kavi Rao, Nur Fatin Afrina Binti Mohd Fakhruddin, Adrian Mellor (Managing Director of Asia Education at Oxford University Press), Devon Lew Yu Xin, Sharmini Nagulan (Managing Director, Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.), Nur Fatihah Binti Abdul Malek,  Dhillon Dhass Zhao,  Ku Jia Sien, and Nur Azra Adli Binti Rosdiazli

From left: Adrian Mellor (Managing Director of Asia Education at Oxford University Press), Ku Jia Sien (Grand Prize Winner of Category A; Age: 15−17 years), Nur Fatin Afrina Binti Mohd Fakhruddin  (Grand Prize Winner of Category B; Age: 18−19 years), and Sharmini Nagulan (Managing Director, Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.)

Grand Prize Winners with their school Principals. Books amounting to the winner’s height were awarded to the schools: Chung Ling Private High School (Grand Prize Winner of Category A) and Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah (Grand Prize Winner of Category B).

From Left: Sharmini Nagulan (Managing Director, Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.) with Puan Noorlaila Binti Hamzah (Principal of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tinggi Perempuan Melaka) and Adrian Mellor (Managing Director of Asia Education at Oxford University Press)

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