The theme is:
50 Years, 50 Heroes: Young Malaysians You Need to Knowand it is:
.. a global search for 50 young Malaysian heroes in conjunction with the country’s 50th Independence Day.For a full list of rules, a tasty list of prizes, and more info click here.
Participants will write about and photograph an unsung Malaysian hero who has persevered against all odds to succeed, or has helped his or her friends, family, society or country in unique ways. Be sure to include the challenges your hero faces, and how he or she will overcome them. Make your hero REAL to readers by including his or her goals, passion, ambition and life-experiences. And be creative!
The top 50 stories will be published in a book. Prizes worth RM1,000 will also be awarded to the winners.
theCICAK is collaborating with The Star and Inkyhands, an online Malaysian literary magazine. The competition is supported by Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat (KOMAS), an organization that promotes community and public education through documentary film-making. A US$2,500 grant from the Swarthmore Foundation at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania will fund the competition.
And if you want to catch the mucho talented Nic, he will be reading at Seksan's this coming Saturday. (More info about the event coming shortly.)