For the first time, Penang State Museum will organize an Essay Writing Competition in conjunction with the opening of our new branch. The competition will be held in consistent with the vision and mission of the museum, which is collecting ancient treasures or materials related to the legacy of history, humanity and the natural environment as well as implement our surveys and research.

The objectives of organizing such program is to disseminate knowledge about the history of the community and a place in Penang, increase awareness and patriotism nation, especially Penang. Promote a culture of critical, creative and innovative thinking in generating the best anecdote about Penang.

The theme for essay writing competition is History / Event at Place of Birth. This competition is open to those who born and currently a permanent resident in Penang.

Participation is divided into two (2) categories: 

a. Category A for secondary school students aged 13 to 17 years old.

b. Category B for IPTA / IPTS / students and public aged 18 years old and above.

Category A

1. Writing format is the narration of Penang history which need to be attach with related history sketches, photographs and documents.

2. The essays should be between 1000 to 1500 words.

Prizes to win;

Major prize               : 1 x 4 winner   x RM 800 + certificate

Minor prize               : 3 x 4 winners x RM 500 + certificate

Consolation prizes   : 5 x 4 winners x RM 150 + certificate

Category B

1. Writing format is scholarly history of Penang by attaching sketches and photographs related.

2. Essays should be between 3000 to 5000 words.

Prizes to win;

Major prize             : 1 x 4 winner   x RM 2000 + certificate

Minor prize             : 2 x 4 winners x RM 1500 + certificate

Consolation prizes : 3 x 4 winners x RM 500   + certificate

Duration of the Competition  : 1st Sept until 15th Dec 2012

Admission                                : Free


Submission of the essays may be in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil language.

For more information, please log in to our website or kindly call our administration office at 04-226 1461 or 1462.

 Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

No.57,Jalan Macalister

10400,Georgetown, Penang

Tel : 04-226 1462/1461 Fax : 04-226 1439

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