KlimaDanKita Competition

Want your voice to be heard?

We all can admit, both as Malaysians and non-Malaysians that Malaysia is currently facing a crisis and no, we aren’t talking about the global pandemic. The global climate change emergency has been rearing its ugly head for the last few decades and Malaysia has, as a nation, experienced it first-hand. Despite its importance, many Malaysians are still blind to the severity of the situation. Many others, however, are appropriately passionate about bringing this crisis to public light.

Democracy Discourse Series Malaysia (DDS) is one of them. In collaboration with Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY) and United Nations Association Malaysia (UNAM) Youth, they want to give any Malaysian aged 13 – 25 years old the chance to speak their mind about climate change. You can now both channel your frustration on climate change as a young Malaysian and have your work published on their social media sites!

#KlimaDanKita will select 5 winners to be published, as well as, a prize of RM200 + a Sabahan artisan tiffin container! Excited? Now let’s get to the serious stuff.

To stand a chance to win you will need to be really creative! The format of the submissions can be either an essay (700 words) or a short video (2 mins 30sec max) in either English or Malay. Sounds easy right? It is!

All you must do is follow the main theme of competition that is to showcase the relationship between climate and human society. Think about it this way, how do social forces relate to our ongoing climate emergency?

The submission period will be from 10 OCTOBER to 10 NOVEMBER. The lucky five will be announced in November after the submission closes. So, submit your project using the link below,


To get further details regarding competition please send in your questions to: democracydiscourse.my@gmail.com 

Written by: Graciely O’Hara