We are looking to identify and recognise young Malaysian students who can demonstrate artistic excellence in Visual Arts.

Who are eligible to participate?

To qualify, participants must be a Malaysian citizen; who is currently studying in a secondary school - Form 3 to Form 6 or Senior Middle 1 to 3 (for Chinese schools) - or a 2018 SPM/STPM graduate.




  • A2 size (42cm x 59.4cm) painting works in any kind of art media.
  • You can send in as many artworks as you like but each person is only eligible for ONE prize only.
  • All artworks must be submitted together with an artist's statement (not more than 30 words in either English, Bahasa Melayu or Chinese) that describes their work.
  • Each entry must be an authentic work of the participating artist.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a separate and completely filled entry form.
  • Artists are encouraged to submit original art work completed within this year or the previous year.
  • All art/raw materials must be prepared by the participating artist.
  • All artworks must be approved by the school's art teacher or principal.
  • All art submissions are the property of the organiser and are non-returnable.
  • Except where prohibited by law, an entry submission to this competition constitutes the permission to use the winner's name, likeness, prize information, and information provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation.


A panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select, at their sole discretion, the entries that are eligible to receive prizes.

The judging panel will evaluate the art submissions based on various criteria such as the originality of expression, creative use of materials and presentation, to name a few. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry if there is any reasonable doubt about the authenticity of the artwork.

Prizes to be won


UCSI Bursary RM10,000

Cash Prize RM2,000

Certificate for student &
Special token for art's teacher


UCSI Bursary RM8,000

Cash Prize RM1,500

Certificate for student &
Special token for art's teacher


UCSI Bursary RM5,000

Cash Prize RM1,000

Certificate for student &
Special token for art's teacher

5 x Consolation Prizes

UCSI Bursary RM3,000

RM300 x 5

Certificate for student &
Special token for art's teacher

50 x Finalists

Opportunity to showcase their artwork in an exhibit


20 x special UCSI University Scholarship awards (amounting to RM735, 000)

will be awarded to deserving students to pursue Diploma or Bachelor's degree programmes at UCSI University

31st October 2019

Artworks received after the closing date will not be accepted. Proof of mail (with postmark) is required.

The organisers will not be held liable for any damage or loss to the artwork.

December (TBC)
  • All winners will be announced on the same day.
  • All necessary travel expenses to attend the exhibition will be borne by the participating artist.

mySENI Painting Competition 2019

UCSI University - ICAD
No 1, Jalan Menara Gading,
UCSI Heights, Cheras 56000,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(+603) 9101 8880 (ext 2287)

Lucas:[email protected]
Sean Calvin Yong:
[email protected]