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RM720,000 in scholarship & prizes offered to nurture future art & design masters
Updated 2014-09-17

To strengthen the nation's competitiveness in this age of creative economy, The One Academy has bestowed youngsters the opportunities to be nurtured in cutting-edge art programmes, and conferred distinguished awards to outstanding graduates!

Preserving the drive to nurture future creative experts and to compliment successful graduates, The One Academy once again sketched a bright future for deserving young talents by offering scholarships and fantastic prizes worth RM720,000, as well as highlighted the achievement of successful graduates through prestigious awards.

Through Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Young Artists Award 2014, potential talents were identified and selected to enroll in the various creative art and design courses provided by The One Academy, to master the essential artistry needed to attain worldclass achievements!

To further inspire these young talents keen on embarking on a creative career, The One Academy also lined up 12 excellent graduates who have flourished in the global creative arena, with the presentation of Malaysia Top 10 Outstanding Creative Youth Award! It serves as a testimonial that conducted in line with the Masters Train Masters teaching philosophy, our cutting-edge creative art and design courses could do marvels!

As a on-going effort to scout for and nurture talents, Top 10 Outstanding Young Artist Award has now entered its 17th year in Malaysia, and expanded to Indonesia and China. This on-going initiative aims to propel talented youths to emerge as the world class expert as aspired by mastering essential techniques, and shine brightly in the world of art and design.

The competition aimed to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s ‘Plane: Fire and Rescue’, with Walt Disney Studios Malaysia, Canon Malaysia, Gempak and Comic King as sponsors, and supported by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC).

This year, it saw the participation of over 6,000 teenagers from all over the country in the qualifying challenge. The theme of the preliminary round was ‘Air Plane Logo’, with more than 3,000 shortlisted participants invited to attend the final round, in the form of an on-the-spot drawing competiton, held at 9 locations around the country, namely Alor Star, Batu Pahat, Johore Bahru, Sibu, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Georgetown, Ipoh and Bandar Sunway. Contestants were allowed 3 hours to complete their artwork themed ‘Rescue mission’, for which both realistic and fantastic scenario were accepted.

Artworks were judged based on criteria such as originality, creativity, tidiness as well as the strength of storytelling, by leading academics from The One Academy and representives from partner organisations. The Award Presentation Ceremony featured Datuk Jamil Salleh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, who handed out the major awards.

Sixteen-year old Seow Yong Khin from Chempaka Assembly of God Homeschooling Centre, USJ1, Subang Jaya emerged as the Best of the Best Gold Award winner, winning scholarship worth RM60,000 for his Diploma-level programmes. Our British affiliate, the University of Hertfordshire also sponsored a £5,000 scholarship, to be redeemed upon his enrollment in University of Hertfordshire’s Bachelor’s Degree programmes later. It was presented by Associate Dean of University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts, David McGravie.

Yong Khin also romped home with an Apple iPhone 5S, exclusive Plane: Fire & Rescue movie premiums, a certificate and a trophy. The savvy young artist was shock that he was named the overall champion. His artwork featured disaster victims with teary eyes looking eagerly at the helicopter hovering above, waiting for the airlift. As an animation enthusiast, he yearned to master Digital Animation in The One Academy.

The Silver award went to Jayden Yoon Zheng Kai, a 17-years old young artist currently studying in Kinabalu International School, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He took home scholarship worth RM50,000, Apple iPad Air, movie premiums, a trophy and Certificate of Excellence. Aspired to be a movie director, Jayden was apparently delighted over his victory. He elaborated that he was proud of the winning, and this had in turn increased his self-esteem.

The Bronze award was garnered Chow Kok Chin, a 17-years old student from Yuk Chai Independent High School, Ipoh. He won scholarship worth RM40,000, Apple iPad 2 and movie premiums. Artworks were judged based on criteria such as originality, creativity, tidiness as well as the strength of storytelling, by leading academics from The One Academy and representives from partner organisations.

Besides the top 3 winners, 7 other outstanding teenagers won the Young Artists Award that comes with RM25,000 worth of scholarship each. Many more also walked away with precious scholarships, such as scholarship worth RM5,000 for Encouragement Prize winners, as well as scholarship worth RM3,000 for Jury’s Special Selection Prize winners.

As an internationally renowned, top-notch art and design institute, The One Academy is committed to providing a world-class creative education by upholding the Masters Train Masters philosophy. Hence, The One Academy takes great pride in going an extra mile to seek and nurture young talents on one hand, while inspiring youngsters to strive for excellence by highlighting the fantastic achievement of graduates on the other.