Monash Arts Scholarship Contest for Pre-University Students

The School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) at Monash University, Malaysia will host the Monash Arts Scholarship Contest on September 23, 2017 for all Pre-University students. The events will include snapping a picture using Instagram, a film pitch and a quiz round. Pre-University students will compete for total of 1.5 Monash University Scholarship, cash prizes and other SASS prizes. Every student will also receive a goody-bag. All students will participate in all three rounds of the competition. The contestant who accumulate the most points from all three rounds will be the winner. 

Round 1: #pic&snap

Snap a pic using Instagram through their mobile devices. 

Students in a team shall be required to snap pictures and/or videos that best describes Monash University Malaysia through their eyes, using the social media app Instagram. The picture along with a caption shall be uploaded on Instagram. Further details of this round shall be disclosed on the day of the contest. 

The School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, reserves the rights to use, reproduce, publish, communicate or broadcast the the pictures and/or videos taken for the contest in any form (including in a CD/DVD, website, publication, poster, presentation) for advertising, marketing, informational or promotional purposes [OR] teaching and research purposes. 

Round 2: Malaysian Film Pitch 

  • Students will be separated into groups.
  • They will be given three things: a prop, a genre and a line of dialogue. These will be different for each group and will be distributed to groups at random.
  • All groups will be given thirty minutes to develop their pitch. They need to give an overview of the film's story and main characters, as well as any other details they may want to provide (e.g. the film's themes, its visual style, key scenes).
  • As part of their pitch, each group must use the prop, genre and line of dialogue that they have been given.
  • They will be required to give a 3-5 minute pitch for their film.
  • A group of judges will decide which is the best idea 

Round 3: Trivia Bowl

Did you know that Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction in 2013? Or that there were 51 founding members of the United Nations? Or that Malaysia ranks 147 of 180 counties in the Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index? Or that Adele sold the most albums for 2016? Come test your global knowledge at the Monash Arts Trivia Bowl. Fifty questions in Sixteen Minutes and Forty Seconds. 


The Monash Arts Scholarship Contest is open to Pre-University students in Malaysia. All contest participants must bring their own mobile devices. 


To be eligible for the contest, the student must pre-register by Friday, September 15st sending their RSVP to 

Judging Criteria:

Students will be judged on their knowledge, their creativity, formulation of cogent arguments and their ability to effectively communicate their ideas. 

Winner Selection/Condition of winners:

The top accumulated points from all the 3 rounds will be awarded the winner. All judges’ decisions are final. The Organiser reserves the right to amend, terminate or add on to the terms and conditions at any time by placing a notice at the relevant website or any designated area. 

The winners agree to allow Monash University Malaysia and its advertising and promotional agencies to publish his/her name and/or photographs and/or participating pictures and/or videos or any parts thereof without further compensation and notice. 

Please note that the eligibility of scholarship prizes is dependent on meeting the School's entry requirements for its various degree courses. Failure to do so would automatically disqualify the winning candidate. 


  • First prize
    50% scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia and a cash prize of RM3,000. 
  • Second prize
    50% scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia and a cash prize of RM2,000. 
  • Third Prize
    50% scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia and a cash prize of RM1,000.