Terms and Conditions

  1. Strategic partners of this competition are: DKLS Foundation, ELS Language Centres, ICT Learning Sdn Bhd and Australian National University (“Organiser”). This competition, a nation building CSR initiative, dedicated to students of government secondary schools in Malaysia aged 15 – 18 years old (Form 4 and Form 5).
  2. All prizes are given “as is” basis and are not transferable, nor exchangeable for cash or in-kind whether in part of in full.
  3. Grand Prize includes return economy class tickets from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, airport – hotel transfer in Canberra and hotel accommodation (twin sharing basis). Cost of travel documents, including passport and visa, personal insurance, travelling cost and other expenses outside those provided by the Organiser will be borne by the winner.
  4. Travel dates for the Grand Prize will be decided by the Organiser. In the event the Grand Prize winner and/or accompanying parent or official guardian are unable to travel as scheduled and/or not eligible for passport or visa due to any reason whatsoever, the eligibility of the winner will be disqualified and the prize forfeited. No refund, rescheduling or compensation will be made if Grand Prize winner and/or accompanying parent or official guardian are unable to travel as scheduled for any reason.
  5. Winners are required to attend a prize giving ceremony, of which the date, time and venue will be notified by the Organiser. All transportation, accommodation, personal expenses and/or other costs and/expenses incurred in relation to attending the prize giving ceremony shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. In the event the winners are not able to attend the prize giving ceremony, the winners must nominate a representative to be present at the prize giving ceremony to accept the prize on his/her behalf and pre-notify the Organiser accordingly.
  6. By participating in this competition, participants consent to give their personal information and the Organiser reserves the right to publish, use the winners’ names and/or photographs plus their entries for purposes of publicity, advertising and/or trade without further compensation or notice and each participant is not entitled to make any claims for the use of their entries by the Organiser
  7. Uses of personal data received by the Organiser in the course of the competition are subject to current Malaysia data protection legislation.
  8. The Organiser reserves the absolute right at any time, without assigning any reasons to amend, delete and/or add to these Terms and Conditions without any prior notice at any time and the participants shall be bound to such changes.
  9. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  10. The deadline for receiving entries for the competition is final. No entries received after the given date will be considered. The Organiser does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  11. Organiser’s decision is final. Any correspondence pertaining to the decision made by the Organiser will not be entertained.
  12. If due to circumstances beyond the Organiser’s control, the Organiser is unable to provide the stated prizes or any part thereof, the Organiser reserves the right to substitute the prize with an item of equal value, to be determined at the Organiser’s sole discretion.
  13. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  14. The winners shall assume full liability in the case of any mishap, injury, damage, claim or accidents resulting from their participation in the competition and/or redemption of the prizes.
  15. Entries and participants who fail to meet any of the following requirements will be disqualified:
    • Students must be currently enrolled in Form 4 or Form 5 in a Malaysian government school. Students enrolled in Form 6, matriculation programmes, private or independent funded schools, or private or public colleges or universities are NOT eligible.
    • Students must also be aged between 16 to 18 years old in the year 2017.
    • c. Students and appointed school representatives must have a valid and working email address to participate in this competition.
    • d. Employees of ELS Language Centres Sdn. Bhd., ICT Learning Sdn. Bhd. and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
    • All participants must be registered on https://dklsaward.english.com.my and complete at least 20 lessons in the online English course during the period of 1st March to 10th May 2017.
    • Entries must be written in British English.
    • Only entries submitted via the online submission form (requires login) will be accepted. Entries submitted via email, fax, postal mail, or any other means will NOT be entertained.
    • Participants who submit plagiarised works will be disqualified. Plagiarism is “an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author” (Definition by dictionary.com. If existing writing material is used, quote the source appropriately.
    • The final copy submitted for the competition must be the participant’s own work, and cannot be corrected or improved by another person.
    • All essays must be written with a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 800 words. Not meeting the minimum word count or exceeding the maximum word count will result in automatic disqualification.
    • Essays can only be uploaded in either Word (*.doc) or Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or Text (*.txt) file format.
    • Submission of entries must be no later than 11:59pm (Malaysian time, +8:00 GMT timezone) on 31 May, 2017
  16. By participating in this competition, participants agree to be bound by the official Terms and Conditions and decisions of the Organiser.