Terms & Conditions

  1. The competition is open for all adults aged 18 and above to participate.
  2. These terms and conditions apply to all participants unless stated otherwise.
  3. All entries must be in English and submitted online through the official portal. No written hardcopy submissions will be accepted.
  4. Submission deadline: Thursday, 15th August 2022, 6.00pm Malaysia time. Essays received after the deadline will be automatically deemed ineligible.
  5. By submitting the entry, the participants covenant to the Organizer that:
    • The participant is the author of the submitted work.
    • The submitted work is original and unpublished.
    • He/she has read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Competition.
    • All the information provided are true and accurate.
    • To bear any consequences (including automatically be disqualified from participating in this Competition) in the event of his/her breach of any covenants as set out hereof.
    • Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, however, by entering, all entrants licence RDC, bhd. a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. RDC bhd. is under no obligation to publish any entries. Please note, any publication of an entry does not mean that entrant has won a prize.
  6. The essay must not more than 1000 words.
  7. All essays submitted during the online submission will not be returned.
  1. Multiple submission is welcomed, however only one essay from a single author is allowed to be selected for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
  2. The Organizer reserve the right to request written proof and age of any Competition winner before the prize is dispatched or collected.
  3. The winner agrees to allow RDC Berhad and its advertising and promotional agencies to publish his/her name and/or photographs and/or winner’s participating photographs and/or essay or any parts thereof without further compensation and notice.
  4. The Organizer reserve the right to substitute prizes that have an equal or greater monetary value than the prizes offered in the Competition notice. Prizes that remain unclaimed by the winners within 30 working days from the day of the prize-giving ceremony will be forfeited and thereafter, the Organizer shall have no obligation to substitute any alternative prize, cash equivalent or other compensation to the winners.


  • Judges’ decision is final and not subject to appeal. No correspondence will be entertained.
  • The Organizer reserve the right to amend, terminate or add on to the terms and conditions at any time by placing a notice at the relevant website or any designated area.


    • The Organizer will not be responsible or liable for:
      1. Any delay and/or failure in participating in this Competition due to any reason beyond the control of the Organizer; or
      2. Any injury, loss, problem, damages, or costs of any kind suffered resulting from participation in this Competition or in result of accepting or utilizing the prizes awarded.