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Sunway Oxbridge Essay Competition 2021 is back!

Published by Afterschool.my on Mar 10, 2021, 05:13 pm

It has been quite a while since any competition was organized especially in the middle of this pandemic. Great news for those who loves a healthy competition! Sunway Oxbridge Essay Competition 2021 is now back! This competition has been organized seven times and this would be the 8th! What’s more, this competition is endorsed by the Ministry of Education too! To make things more fun this year, the competition is not only open for students, its also open for secondary school teachers. The more, the merrier isn't it?

The aim of this competition is to leverage and promote English language among Malaysian students and teachers. Now that teachers are allowed to enter this competition too, all teachers should grab this opportunity to polish their English writing skills while standing a chance to win interesting and valuable prizes. As for students, you have chances of securing a bursary even before you sit for SPM! 

The topic of the essay would be none other than the pandemic itself!

The competition is divided into three categories:

Category A (200-350 words)

Form 1-Form 3 Malaysian students from all schools (except those using international syllabus)

Title: “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges of online education throughout Malaysia. What could make this better?”

Category B (500-650 words)

Form 4-Form 5 Malaysian students from all schools (except those using international syllabus)

Title: “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges of online education throughout Malaysia. How could this be alleviated in the future?”

Category C (1000-1500 words)

Malaysian school teachers that are currently employed by a secondary school

Title: “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges of online education throughout Malaysia. How could this be alleviated in the future?”

For Category A and Category B, there are cash prizes amounting up to RM31,000 and Sunway bursaries worth RM190,000.

For Category C, top 5 essays will be selected and the teacher who wins 1st Prize will receive a laptop and Certificate of Commendation. The other 4 winners will receive a Certificate of Commendation along with a token of appreciation.

All essays should be submitted through Sunway’s online platform (https://www.sunway.com.my/essay/) between 24 February- 23 March 2021 (by 1pm).

Every participant is only allowed to submit one essay each. Most importantly, it has to be original and never published before. So what are you waiting for? The deadline is almost here! Take a pen and start writing now!

The Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition is organised by Sunway Group, the Oxford and Cambridge Society Malaysia, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Sunway University with support from Sunway PALS. The competition is fully endorsed by the Ministry of Education. 

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