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The Malaysian Universities Poetry Writing Competition 2017 - Results

The 14 long-listed poems (in random order) are as follows:

  1. Prabath Shavinda Dissanayake, University of Malaya, ‘The Bonsai Tree in the Schoolyard’
  2. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘Grass Smoke’
  3. Abigail Lim Kah Yan, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Harvey’
  4. Peh Xin Ying, IACT College (in affiliation with the University of Sunderland), ‘This is How I’ll Remember You’
  5. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘Skeleton Feed (Somalia)’
  6. Lee Yew Chern , HELP University, ‘The Wolf and Her Reflection’
  7. Eishatur Radiah binti Mamat, Monash University Malaysia, ‘Skeletons in My Closet’
  8. Joseph Lu, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Dragon Fruit’
  9. Akira Leong Wan Ming, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, ‘Big Girl Maths’
  10. Gwendoline Esther Hay Ai Yin, UCSI University, Watching Grass Grow 
  11. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘The Jerry Can Stories’ 
  12. Ding Xue Er, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Howl’ 
  13. Nur Fatihah binti Mohd Arnawi, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus ‘Black Dog, Stars and Me’ 
  14. Noman Abdullah, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) ‘The Theory of Relativity’

The 10 short-listed poems (in random order) are as follows:

  1. Peh Xin Ying, IACT College (in affiliation with the University of Sunderland), ‘This is How I’ll Remember You’ 
  2. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘Grass Smoke’
  3. Prabath Shavinda Dissanayake, University of Malaya, ‘The Bonsai Tree in the Schoolyard’ 
  4. Akira Leong Wan Ming, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, ‘Big Girl Maths’
  5. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘The Jerry Can Stories’
  6. Joseph Lu, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Dragon Fruit’
  7. Khadijah Osman, Inti International University, ‘Skeleton Feed (Somalia)’
  8. Ding Xue Er, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Howl’
  9. Nur Fatihah binti Mohd Arnawi, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus ‘Black Dog, Stars and Me’ 
  10. Abigail Lim Kah Yan, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, ‘Harvey’

NOTE:

  1. The 4 longlisted poems which were not shortlisted will each receive RM100.00. 
  2. From the shortlist, winners who are not placed in the top 3, will each receive RM200.00. The winners must be present at the prize-giving ceremony to receive their prize.
  3. The winners of the competition will be announced at the Prize-Giving Ceremony on 15th December, 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Great Hall, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. The prizes will be given away by Datuk Dr Mary Yap, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
  4. All winners must be present at the prize-giving ceremony to receive their prize. The students whose poems have been shortlisted will read their poems at the prize-giving ceremony.
  5. All longlisted and shortlisted winners will be contacted by email.
  6. THE JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND THERE WILL BE NO CORRESPONDENCE. 
Posted on 3rd November 2017

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