Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians

In Business, Economic or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment Political, Legal or Government Affairs Academic Leadership or Accomplishment Cultural Achievement Moral or Environmental Leadership Contribution to Children, World Peace or Human Rights Humanitarian or Voluntary Leadership Scientific or Technological Development Personal Improvement or Accomplishment Medical Innovation

Recognize up to Ten individual Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the country’s young people

Introduction of TOYM

Anugerah Belia Cemerlang Malaysia

The Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians Award (TOYM) program originated from Junior Chamber International’s (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) program. It was developed by Durwood Howes (Jaycees President, USA) in 1930 and adopted by JCI in 1982.

The TOYM program serves to recognize up to Ten individual Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the country’s young people. Honorees of TOYM will have an opportunity to represent Malaysia to nominate for the International TOYP Awards against 122 other countries. The awards take place at Junior Chamber International’s Annual World Congress.

The TOYM program was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) in 1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Youth. JCIM then decided to enact this program as an annual project.

The main objective of TOYM is to provide recognition to Outstanding Young Individuals, thereby serving as inspiring examples and incentives to Young Malaysians. It is our hope that these individuals forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community.

Objectives

  • To accord recognition to Young Malaysians between the ages of 18 to 40, whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in exceptional achievement, in the form of significant contributions to the progress or welfare of the community at large and to the advancement of their respective field of endeavour.

  • To create public awareness and give proper recognition to the outstanding achievements of the honorees, thereby serving as inspirational examples and incentives to the young Malaysian to forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community.

  • Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in all human endeavours. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.

Award Categories

Business, Economic
and or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment

Political, Legal and or Government Affairs

Academic Leadership
and or Accomplishment

Cultural Achievement

Moral and or
Environmental Leadership

Contribution to Children, World Peace and or Human Rights

Humanitarian and or
Voluntary Leadership

Scientific
and or Technological Development

Personal Improvement
and or Accomplishment

Medical Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

Any individual or registered organization in Malaysia can nominate any young Malaysian, who aged between 18 to 40 years old, nominees born before January 1 of the preceding year are not eligible for JCI TOYM. A certified copy of the ID/Birth Certificate should be uploaded along with the nomination form to prove the age of the nominee.

No, each nominee may be nominated in only one category.

The judging is done in two phases with a screening process to establish a short list of 30 finalists. These finalists are submitted to a second judging panel, who then select 10 honorees. The selection process is rigorous and intense, as one more nominees are submitted for each category. The judges evaluate the finalists and rank the nominees, indicating their first, second and third preferences.

Nominees need not be members of the organization, as long as they meet the requirements and a Malaysia citizen.

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