Kuala Lumpur, 23rd November 2020 – Monsta Asia, Malaysia’s preferred networking platform for students is once again hosting its annual MonStar Awards 2020 this 11th December 2020. The first of its kind to recognize young think-tankers, the awards will take place virtually via their social media pages on their GOMONSTA Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/gomonsta). Launching its third edition this year, MonSTAR Awards aims to not only recognize individuals with talent beyond their academic studies but to also prepare them for the future of work incorporating their ideas and solutions. 

This year, MonStar Awards have received 542 nominees from 50 universities and colleges in Malaysia who are all in the running for the Top 10 Young Talent Awards and The Most Inspiring Awards. These nominations have shown an increase in participation and involvement from education boards and institutions which reflects that our young leaders are reimagining education and demonstrating educational growth in the country.

The award recognition showcases an astounding array of national icon and high profiled juries namely Datuk Nicol David, eight-time world squash champion, Mac Chung Lynn, Group CEO of Nando’s Malaysia and Singapore, Datin Vivy Yusof, Co-founder of Fashion Valet and The dUCk Group, YAM Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Princess of Selangor and founder of #SayNo2Plastic, Shazmi Ali, Country HR Director of Shell Malaysia and George Ang, CEO of A&W Malaysia.

“Monsta Asia was founded on the premise of providing a safe platform for our young voices to be heard in all industries in the workforce. Times have changed and we want to champion our young society leaders to come forth with confidence showcasing their talents in designing their future. Our responsibility is clear – to ensure that the pairing process for a successful mentor-mentee relationship is met to shape what would be the new future.”said Zhi Ee Chan, founder of Monsta Asia. “I was one of the Top 10 finalist in the MonSTAR Awards last year and it has helped me develop my self-esteem especially in believing in the abilities that I possess. Through the Monsta community, I’ve learned that it’s never just about the skill set that you have, but it’s the confidence to explore them!” remarked Jason Fung, Youth Trainer & Head of Projects and Engagement at Work Inspires. 

The winner of the awards will win Certificate endorsed by Monsta, Juries and supported by MoHE & JPT, application feedback from the high profiled juries, media exposure, special edition Top 10 Trophy, Nando’s RM100 worth of vouchers, Monsta Annual Pass worth RM120 to access potential work and internship opportunities, Mindvalley Academy ALL Access pass to upskill and reskill their personal & professional growth.  

To participate in The MonStar Awards Night 2020 Grand Finale which will be live-streamed, students and the public alike can purchase their tickets by logging on to https://monstarawards.gomonsta.asia/index.php/monstar-awards-night/ . Tickets are priced at RM100 for members of the public. Should they wish to purchase an All-Access VIP Pass, the pass is inclusive of a networking session with the panel of jury, access to industry sharing session, live performances, customised award kit and access to an virtual-party networking space. To know more about MonStar Asia and the work that they do, log on to https://community.gomonsta.asia or email [email protected]