Umno runs essay, short video competition for youth in conjunction with 71st anniversary


KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with Umno’s 71st anniversary celebrations themed “Seven Decades of Developing a Nation”, an essay and short video competition will be held.

The competition, which is open to all Malaysians aged 30 years and below, is divided into two categories. The first is creative essays in Bahasa Malaysia and English and the other, digital short videos.

For the creative writings, each essay submission must not exceed 1,500 words in both languages and has to be sent by e-mail to

For the digital short videos, participants can submit as many videos as they wish but only one video will be shortlisted at the final stage of the competition. Each video should be one to three minutes long.

Those intending to submit short videos need to have a Facebook and Youtube account, on which they are to upload their creative works.

Participants will also need to fill up the entry form at

For each category, the winner will stand to win cash prizes of RM5,000 (first prize), RM3,000 (second prize) and RM2,000 (third prize). Each prize also comes with a plaque and a gadget.

All entries must be sent to the organisers before 5pm on May 8, 2017.