Do you love writing?
Looking for a chance to publish your work?

Here are the 30 finalists of the Asia Young Author Award 2022.


Finalists School
Chen Ruilin Catholic High School (Primary)
Chloe Lu Raffles Girls Secondary School
Jayden Han Woodlands Primary School
Giana Daniella Bacordo OB Montessori, Inc – Greenhills Branch
Alisa Xi Tian Tian Qifa Primary School
Amira Hanna Mohd Nizamuddin SMK Abdul Rahman Talib
Augustus Shen St. Hilda’s Primary School
Kate Suzuki Kokomi Raffles Girls Secondary School
Kimberly Co St. Stephen’s High School
Jimeela Brunio Meridian International Learning Experience
Ericsson Bong KK High School
Elizabeth Lu Raffles Girls’ Primary School
Amy Song Yu Fan Fuchun Primary School
Jaybriel Yu Zhe Cheng Sekolah Sri Tenby, Setia Eco Park
Lee Ming Xuan Anderson Primary School
Mikhaela Borbe Immaculate Conception Academy Greenhills
Reugene Dwane Lopez Philippine Science High School
Olivia Chow Sri Sempurna International School
Yujin Cho Austin Heights International School
Nur Aliah Alisha Anuar Tunku Kurshiah College
Yuen Leong Han Chiang High School
Nur Aminah Hessa Binti Mohd Ashik SMK King George V
Zhang Wenjia St. Hilda’s Primary School
Rishayla Corpuz Miriam College (Formerly Maryknoll)
Sharanya Kabilan Sri KDU Secondary School
Mayer Shen St. Hilda’s Primary School
Mei Xurui Raffles Girls Secondary School
Wan Alyssa Sofea Wan Shahrizat Sekolah Seri Puteri
Summersin Hu Tanjong Katong Primary School
Peng Zi Han Tao Nan School

Congratulations once again to all our finalists.

To those that did not manage to make the shortlist, do not be disheartened for this is only the beginning of your writing journey. Keep writing, and you are welcome to join us again next year!

Calling all Young Authors!

Do You Have a Story? We Want to Publish It!

If you are under 18 years old and absolutely love writing your own stories, we got you covered! Since 2003, we have been scouring Asia for the best young authors. The 16th Asia Young Author Award is now open for registration. Register now and stand a chance to win a publishing contract with us and the opportunity to be involved in the Catherine Khoo Writing Foundation’s book projects.

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*Submissions close on 31st Aug 2022*

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As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of thinkers and writers, Janus Education and Experiences & Experiments proudly host the annual Young Author Award (YAA) to recognise the most prolific budding writers in our region.

The Young Author Awards (YAA) is recognised regionally and supported by the National Library Board (NLB) and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS).

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Building the Next Generation of Thinkers and Writers

  • Winners and finalists will have their stories published in paperback, ebooks and in the Young Reader Club magazine. (Parents/ guardians will be executing the contract on their behalf).
  • Winners and finalists will also have a chance to be invited to write for YRC and participate in social responsibility projects with the Catherine Khoo Writing Foundation.

Young Author Award 2022– Video Gallery

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How To Participate in the Asia Young Author Award


  • 10-hour Young Author Scheme, Asia’s first and only innovative and fun course to train under-18s to write a book
  • Two copies of your very own storybook
  • Direct entry into the Asia Young Author Award

Process in Asia Young Author Award

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Calling Young Story Writers from Malaysia!

Malaysia Young Author Award

As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of thinkers and writers, the Unique English Classroom is the proud organizer of the Malaysia Young Author Award (MYAA). The purpose of MYAA is to provide a platform for young talents to improve their creative writing skills and boost confidence each time they pick up a pen. This will be a best opportunity for them to write and create Ideas for their own story. We wish to promote excellence in writing and to identify the best talents in Malaysia.

Calling all aspiring Young Authors from the Philippines!

Philippines Young Author Award

As part of our aim to nurture the next generation of thinkers and writers, the Unique English Classroom is the proud organizer of the Philippines Young Author Award 2022. This writing workshop and competition will identify the best talents that will represent the Philippines in the Asia Young Author Award (AYAA). The stories will be submitted for the Asia Young Author Awards Competition in Singapore in August 2022. AYAA aims to recognize the most prolific budding writers in the Asian region.