Tan Sri Dr Omar

Harmony Award 2020

The Harmony Award is a social enterprise track that inspires students of the tertiary institutions to rise up as agents of social change. It promotes education as a force for good and it seeks to encourage and enhance societal empowerment and community organising.

If you have ideas that that empower the underprivileged, galvanise society, promote harmony or champion a burning issue, we want to hear from you. Form your teams, come up with your proposals and be the change you seek.


The Harmony Award is open to all current local and international students in universities, polytechnics and colleges in Malaysia.

There is no limit to team size. Individual submissions may also be made.

Each participant’s age is limited to maximum 35 years old.

Participants can only commit to one team. Multiple entries are not allowed.

The competition is designed for projects that are having either:

  • New ideas that are either at concept or pilot phase; or
  • Significant innovations from ongoing projects/operations.

The projects/ideas must not have won any other awards or prizes before.

The project/ideas must have originated from the participant(s); no stealing of other’s ideas will be accepted.

Proposals must meet the requirements listed below:


The proposal must address a societal problem and seeks to address it through the creation of social value in an effective and sustainable manner. For greater clarity, participants may refer to the generic elements of harmony in Malaysia.(Click to View More)

The proposal can be based on a non-profit, for-profit or a hybrid model.

Proposals should be submitted as follows:

  • A video describing the project, in not more than 5 minutes.
  • The video must include name of the project, name of project members, the name of their high learning institutions, and the audio must be clear.
  • A one-A4 page overview, and optional two A4 pages of details, to accompany the social enterprise plan (if any).
  • Individual or Team Entries must include all the member(s)’ following details:
    • Name of Project:
    • Name of Institution:
    • Name of Student(s):
    • Student ID No:
    • Current Sem/Year of Study:
    • NRIC or Passport No:
    • Email Add & Contact No:
  • The video can be uploaded at the registration Google Form. The file name should be the group’s project name, followed by 2020.
  • The application must be submitted via the Google Form HERE.
  • Any enquiry on the award can be emailed to [email protected]
  • Closing date to receive the video and other details is 15 July 2020.

Guidelines for Judging and Evaluation (Click to View More)

Please note:

  1. The evaluation for winners will be determined by a team of judges, solely on the videos and document submitted on or before the deadline. The decision of the judges is final.
  2. The announcement of winners will be made by mid-August 2020 via UCSI University Facebook and emails sent to the winners.
  3. The winners are required to be present at the Award Giving Ceremony in early September 2020, in a venue to be advised (within Klang Valley). All necessary travel expenses will be borne by the winners.
  4. If the winning project is participated by more than one student, the bursary won will be divided equally among them.
  5. Except where prohibited by law, an entry submission into this competition constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, photos, prize information, and information provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation.


First Prize

RM 5,000 (Cash)
RM 20,000
(UCSI Trust Bursary)

Second Prize

RM 4,000 (Cash)
RM 15,000
(UCSI Trust Bursary)

Third Prize

RM 3,000 (Cash)
RM 10,000
(UCSI Trust Bursary)


RM 1,000 x 3 (Cash)
RM 5,000 x 3
(UCSI Trust Bursary)

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