Literature award

THE Eye Level Literature Award 2014 is a great platform for aspiring authors and illustrators to showcase their talents.

While submissions for the Children’s Illustration category (kindergarten level and elementary levels) are now closed, and the deadline for the Short Story category (for writers 18 and above) is on Sept 30.

The grand prize winner of this category will win USD10,000 (RM31,500) and an all-expenses-paid trip to Korea.

For more information, visit or call 1300 88 0909.

Essay competition

THE Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysian branch) is inviting all full-time students enrolled in any programme in any university/college in Malaysia and below 40 years old to to enter the CIArb YMG Essay Competition 2014. Participants need not be members of the CIArb.

This year’s essay title is Malaysia, The Future Hub of Arbitration in Asia. The closing date for entries is Oct 15 at 5pm.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners and with an opportunity of an internship with leading law firms in Malaysia. For more information, email

Improving employment prospects

MORE than half of today’s fresh graduates are not offered a job despite their academic qualifications. To avoid being another statistic, students need to equip themselves with the vital job skills employers are looking for.

The Taylor’s University Dean’s Award Programme aims to enhance all aspects of a student’s ability in order to improve the odds of securing employment after graduation.

Moreover, the Dean’s Award programme comes with a waiver of up to RM 20,000 off tuition fees to ease the financial burden and allow more deserving students access to a world-class education.

As places are limited, be sure to submit your application before Oct 5.

For more informatiom, call Geraldine at 017 354 1803, visit or e-mail

Design challenge

DESIGN students can now put their creativity to the test with the O2 City Parkreation Design Challenge.

This competition, which aims to encourage sustainableliving Malaysians, calls upon creative individuals to design a park with fixtures made of environmentally-friendly materials like recycled items.

Teams comprising two to five people are required to submit designs based on five themes (metal, wood, water, light and earth).

Winning teams will receive cash prizes worth more than RM10,000 in total, and have their designs developed into actual park fixtures.

The O2 City Parkreation Design Challenge is currently accepting entries until Sept 23. For more information, email or call 016 472 6613.

Productive opportunities

THE International Conference on Economics, Energy, Environment and Agricultural Sciences (ICEEEAS) will be held on Nov 1 and 2 at Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The aim of ICEEEAS 2014 is to provide productive opportunities for academics and practitioners from the interdisciplinary fields of Business, Economics, Energy, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences to meet, share and take away expertise and ideas in related disciplines.

The last date for early bird registration is Oct 1. For more information email

BBGS reunion

BUKIT Bintang Girls’ School (BBGS) is celebrating its 121st anniversary.

The reunion dinner will be held on Oct 11 at the Taming Sari grand ballroom, Royale Chulan Hotel in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur from 630pm.

The diamond table costs RM15,000, emerald table RM10,000, ruby table RM5,000 and sapphire table RM2,500.

All proceeds from the dinner will go to the Elena Cooke Education Fund, which provides scholarships or financial aid to underprivileged young people to help them pursue higher education after completing Form Five.

For more information, visit or e-mail

Garden workshop

DESIGN and start your own edible garden as a “Kid+Adult” team!

Bring along a sketch of your existing space layout, be it balcony, backyard or window sill, and learn about where your food comes from; what grows easily in your space; what elements to consider in your garden; how to care for your garden, organically; how to grow in containers; and much more!

This workshop on urban garden design will be held on Sept 27.

It costs RM180 per person, inclusive of starter kit, materials and refreshments.

Places are limited to book now at

Intercultural display

THE Museum of Asian Art at Universiti Malaya is proud to present the Malaysia-Canada Interculture Exhibition: Indigenous Identities, which features art from indigenous communities across Malaysia and Canada.

Presented by the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Aboriginal Studies-Emily Carr University of Art and Design, with assistance from the governments of Canada and Malaysia, the exhibition displays a diverse range of functional work, including textiles, jewellery, musical instruments, toys and tools.

The exhibition is on now until Oct 31. For more information call 03 7967 3805/3936 or email

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