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The One Academy - Outstanding Artists Awards 2017

August 10, 2017 | Campus News
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The One Academy Founder and Principal Tatsun Hoi standing among Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards 2017 winners.

The Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards has come a long way since it first began in 1998.

For the past two decades, this competition has received over 15,000 participants, discovered close to 50 extraordinary talents and given away The One Academy scholarships worth a total of RM15.6 million.

In conjunction with the ceremony’s 20th anniversary, The One Academy will be giving away four types of awards to honour outstanding artists:

  1. Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Creative Youth Awards
  2. Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards
  3. Art Educator Lifetime Achievement Award
  4. The Distinguished Art Educator Awards

The Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Creative Youth Awards was introduced in 2003 to honour creative experts and graduates of The One Academy who have achieved a significant milestone in the industry.

To recognise outstanding young artists at secondary school level, the Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards was introduced in 1998. For 2017, The One Academy is offering the opportunity for secondary school students across the country to win scholarships and prizes worth more than RM600,000 through this award plus an additional RM20,000 cash prize to its Gold winner.

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Malaysian artist Seah Zelin (second from left) demonstrating his artistic skills in the Fine Arts booth at the Digital Art & Creative Design Expo, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

The next two awards are new awards that are inaugurated as a dedication to secondary school and tertiary education art teachers. The Art Educator Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed to an art teacher who has dedicated their entire life to teaching their students. Meanwhile, the Distinguished Art Educator Awards is conferred to all teachers of the Top 10 winners and teacher of the Gold winner an additional RM1,000 cash prize.    

“The reason why we run this awards ceremony is that as an artist ourselves, we understand how challenging it is to rise up and succeed in the creative industry. Therefore, we want to recognise these artists for their achievements. We want to give the opportunity to young talented artists to be groomed by our top-notch syllabus. This way, we hope our current students are inspired by these role models and that it would spur them to work hard to achieve their dreams. All these are really, in line with our Masters Train Masters coaching philosophy; we not only have industry leaders coming over to share their work experience with our students to complete the cycle of creating experts in the creative field, but also to give them inspiration through the Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards ceremonies,” said Tatsun Hoi, Founder and Principal of The One Academy.

The One Academy, one of the leading creative institutions in the country, is committed to providing the best art education programme. It continues to nurture its students passionately by providing diploma and degree courses, namely, Digital Animation with Game Development; Multimedia Design with New Media & Interactive Design; Illustration, Movie & Game Art; Visual Effects with Film and Game; Interior Architecture & Design; Advertising & Graphic Design; Fine Arts; and ESMOD Fashion Design & Pattern Making.

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Malaysian artists and The One Academy fine arts lecturers Seah Zelin and Cheng Kuan demonstrating their artistic skills in the Fine Arts booth at the Digital Art and Creative Design Expo, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
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Visitors at the Fashion Design booth held at the Digital Art and Creative Design Expo, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
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Visitors checking out one of the booths at the Digital Art and Creative Design Expo, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
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Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Senator Chong Sin Woon visits a booth at the Digital Art and Creative Design Expo, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre hosted by The One Academy along with its Founder and Principal Tatsun Hoi.
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Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Senator Chong Sin Woon receives a token of appreciation from The One Academy Founder and Principal Tatsun Hoi.
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Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Creative Youth Awards were conferred by Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Senator Chong Sin Woon while The One Academy Founder and Principal Tatsun Hoi looks on.
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Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Senator Chong Sin Woon congratulated the recipients of the Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Creative Youth Awards after the prize giving ceremony at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
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Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards Bronze Winner Kua Wei Lun from Johor received his award from Tatsun Hoi, The One Academy Founder and Principal.
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Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards Silver Winner Teo Ee San from Selangor received his award from Tatsun Hoi, The One Academy Founder and Principal.
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Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards Gold Winner Khoo Yan Huai from Penang received his award from Tatsun Hoi, The One Academy Founder and Principal along with an additional Rm20,000 cash prize.
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Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards 2017 contestants focused on their drawing during the art competition.
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