FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Who is eligible to participate?

Q: What is the age limit to participate in this competition?

You may join as long as you are still studying in Malaysia's secondary school or high school with a minimum age of 13 years old.


Q: Can I join if I have graduated from secondary school?

No. This competition is only open to current students in secondary school or high school.


Q: Is it possible for a foreign secondary school student to participate in this competition?

Yes, as long as you are staying in Malaysia.


Is this competition approved by the Ministry of Education?

Q: Can I get co-curricular marks for joining this competition?

Yes, this competition is approved by the Ministry of Education. All students who join the Round 1 competition with artworks fulfilling the specifications are entitled to national competition participation marks.


Top 5 winners in the Round 2 competition will be entitled to national competition achievement marks.


As a documentary evidence, please download the e-certificate and recognition letter from the Ministry of Education here.



What are The Artwork Specifications?

Q: Can I complete my artwork for Round 1 & Round 2 in digital format?

No. Submissions of digital paintings are NOT acceptable for both rounds. We only accept hand drawn artworks.


Q: Is there any standard to what type of paper I should use for my artwork?

Round 1: You should complete your artwork on paper material. You may choose your own type of paper as you see fit, following the standard size of A4 (21.0cm × 29.7cm).


Round 2: Standard 165gsm A3 art block (size 29.7cm x 42.0cm).


Q: For Round 1 artwork, any specific drawing mediums to use?

Round 1: You may use any drawing & painting mediums as you see fit. Cut and paste digital printed elements are not allowed.


Round 2: We allow all sorts of drawing & painting mediums, except oil paints and spray paint. Cut and paste digital printed elements are not allowed.


Q: What is the drawing theme?

Kindly refer to our guidelines stated in How To Join: top10.toa.edu.my/howtojoin.php.


Q: For Round 1 artwork, should I draw the character without background or with a background? Can I draw a black and white artwork or I have to colour it?

It’s all up to you!


Q: For Round 2, can I apply fantasy elements in my artwork?

Yes. We accept both reality and fantasy scenarios.


Q: What are the criteria for Round 2 artwork judging?

Judging criteria will be based on the following aspects:

(a) Creativity & Concept

(b) Originality & Theme Focus

(c) Aesthetics & Skills (artwork’s finishing, your colour & drawing skills)


How do I submit my artworks?

Q: How and where should I submit my artwork to?

You can choose to submit online or courier to us. Kindly refer to our guidelines stated in How To Join: top10.toa.edu.my/howtojoin.php. For those who wish to mail your Round 1 artwork to us, we advise you to use a courier service to prevent lost mail or delayed mail. The organiser will not bear any responsibility for the damage or loss of artwork during the process of shipping.


Q: How many rounds of competition in this event?

Two rounds. Only shortlisted participants are eligible to join Round 2 competition.


Q: For Round 1 artwork submission, can I submit more than one artwork?

No. We only accept ONE (1) artwork per participant.


How do I know if I am eligible to proceed for Round 2 competition?


Q: How do I know if I am shortlisted for Round 2? Will you announce on website or social media platforms?

No, we will not announce on neither website nor Facebook/Instagram. We will inform shortlisted participants via email/SMS 1 July 2021 onwards on a weekly basis. Kindly take note that non-shortlisted participants will not receive any form of notification.


Enquiries on winner announcement

Q: When will winners announcement take place?

Shortlisted Round 1 participants will be informed on the Round 2: Final Competition from 1 July to 30 July 2021 via email/SMS.


The official final results announcement will take place in August or September 2021.


The organiser reserves the rights to make any changes to the dates and event mechanism. Any official updates will be informed via email/SMS.



Q: Can I exchange the scholarship prize offer to money should I have no interest to study at your college?

No. The scholarships offered are solely redeemable at The One Academy Bandar Sunway or The One Academy Penang.


If you require further assistance, kindly contact our MT10 Committee at top10@toa.edu.my or leave a message via Facebook Messenger at www.m.me/TOAMT10