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Malaysia Top 10 Art Competition Returns Bigger Than Ever

May 19, 2024 | Achievement News

The country’s largest secondary school art competition – Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Awards (MT10) now returns, bigger and better than ever! With lucrative offerings of The One Academy scholarships and cash rewards as its top prizes, thousands of young talents eagerly await for this annual opportunity to compete with other artistic peers.

In its 27th edition, this nationwide art competition reinstates the tradition of collaborating with The Walt Disney Company by incorporating Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” as the theme for this yea. This time with more than RM885,000 worth of scholarships and cash prizes up for grabs, The One Academy will be scouring the whole country in search for the finest artists.

Starting from June, competitions will be held in 22 locations across 12 states, with the final stop and awards ceremony happening on 28 July at The One Academy’s main campus in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.

Students are advised to register their participation before the closing dates of their preferred locations, which are as follows: 14 May (Alor Setar), 22 May (Ipoh, Taiping, Putrajaya), 28 May (Kota Bharu), 29 May (Kluang, Miri), 30 May (Seremban, Kuantan, Bintulu), 6 June (Johor Bahru, Sibu), 7 June (Muar, Kuching), 13 June (Batu Pahat), 14 June (Kota Kinabalu), 20 June (George Town, Tawau), 21 June (George Town, Melaka, Sandakan), 24 June (Raub), 27 & 28 June (Petaling Jaya).

This national-level drawing competition serves as a stepping stone for many outstanding Malaysian artists aged 14 to 18 to achieve their creative dreams. Since its inception, it has awarded more than RM20 million in scholarships and cash prizes to deserving outstanding young artists. With an increase in scholarship prize this time, it aims to motivate students and inspire them to unleash their artistic side. It also hopes to further develop the country’s creative scene by encouraging the younger generation to realise the increasing demand for creative ideas and application of arts.

The Gold Award winner stands to win RM90,000 worth of The One Academy scholarship, followed by the Silver Award with RM70,000 and Bronze Award with RM50,000. Each will also receive RM3,000, RM2,000 and RM1,000 in cash prizes respectively. Apart from that, the Young Artists Awards will also award seven winners with RM30,000 worth of scholarship and RM500 cash prize each. It does not end there, 75 of the best participants will also walk away with scholarships of RM8,000 and RM5,000.

The drawing theme for this year’s competition is ‘Journey of a Teenager’, whereby participants are invited to express a teenager’s road to self-discovery. They can choose from a range of teen-centric topics, such as the expression of identity, a teenager’s wishes, inner musings, aspirations, friendships, and challenges faced by today’s teens.

Participants are allowed to use all traditional mediums such as watercolour, colour pencil, gouache, oil pastel, acrylic paints, pencil sketch, inking and others, except for oil paints, spray paints, and cut-and-paste collage.

The Digital Art & Creative Design Expo also takes place on 27 and 28 July at The One Academy campus to showcase the illustrious work of its talented students and passionate lecturers. A variety of impressive masterpieces from the diverse creative industry, namely inspiring live digital art drawing, interactive installations, fashion displays, fine arts exhibition, creative seminar and more will be featured, promising an informative and fun time for all visitors.

Participation in the MT10 competition is free. For more details on this competition and how to participate, please visit or contact 03-7875 5510.

The One Academy is committed to providing the best art education programmes and continues to nurture its students passionately through its “Masters Train Masters” coaching philosophy, which has been practised for over 30 years, by providing diploma and degree courses in Advertising & Graphic Design, Digital Animation, Digital Media Design, Film Visual Effects, Interior Architecture & Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making, Computer Science & Game Design. For more information, visit or call 03-7875 5510 or e-mail your enquiries to [email protected].

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