English Language Storytelling Competition 2021

Thank You for Participating

Congratulations to all the children who participated in the English Language Storytelling Competition 2021. 

We are over the moon about the response to the competition and appreciate every one of the 900+ entries we received.

All winners’ storytelling videos are now available on our YouTube channel. Watch The Winning Videos

Every Child Has a Story to Tell 2.0

The Online Storytelling Competition is back — and it’s bigger and better than ever!

In collaboration with Learning A-Z and Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA), mangoSTEEMS proudly presents our 2nd English Language Storytelling Competition. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for children residing in Malaysia to take part in a nationwide event and stand a chance to win a share of RM3,500 worth of prizes. But that’s not all, throughout the competition, participants will be given access to Raz-Kids – an online guided reading program with interactive eBooks.

Embark on a “tell-a-tale” journey which will certainly ignite the child’s innate curiosity and imagination!

Pick a book from our carefully selected genres and bring the story to life by retelling it either in your version or tell it as it is.

Open to all children aged 4-12

Open to all Malaysian and non-Malaysian children residing in Malaysia.

 Age GroupBooks SelectionTime Duration
Category A4-6My First Class Play or Stone Soup or Wash Your Hands90 sec – 2minutes
Category B7-9The Boy Who Cried “Wolf!” or Morty the Meany or Jack’s Talemax of 3minutes
Category C10-12Tanya’s Money Problem or Grandpa Smoke Jumper or Mystery in the Moonlightmax of 6minutes

Competition Date

25 May – 25 July 2021

Official Launch

2 June 2021, 10 AM
Watch Replay

Participation Fee

RM10 (Early Bird) Valid till 30 June
RM20 (Standard)

Registration Closing Date

18 July 2021

Deadline for Video Submission

25 July 2021

How to Participate


Register and log in to Kids A-Z App – to access the eBooks. Your login details will be sent to your email within 2 working days. 

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Pick 1 out of the 3 selected books based on the age group. You can Read & Listen to the books in Kids A-Z App.

(Stories are to be told, NOT read)


Record and submit your video by sending us a private message on our Facebook page.


  • A video storytelling performance of selected e-story books that takes between 90 seconds to 6 minutes to tell.

  • Storytellers are encouraged to tell the story in their own words to capture the essence of the story rather than learn the story word for word.


  • The quality of the storytelling performance will be judged, not the quality of the video or filming technique.

  • Panel of judges will consider Language, Presentation, and Creativity.

    1. Language (pronunciation, enunciation, stress & rhythm)
    2. Presentation (body language, expression, emotion)
    3. Creativity (make the story becomes alive)
  • The decision of the judges is final.

  • The winners from each category will be announced and notified on 11 August 2021.

Panel of Judges

Jennifer Nigh, Ph.D.

Director of International
Academics and Curriculum
Learning A-Z

Pamela Devadason

Secondary Wing 
Stella Maris International School

Dr Teh Pei Ling

Director of
Special Projects

Prizes Per Category

First PrizeX 1– Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (worth RM599)
– 6 months access to Raz-Plus
– Trophy and e-Certificate
Second PrizeX 1– Smart Watch (worth RM220)
– 6 months access to Raz-Plus
– Trophy and e-Certificate
Third PrizeX 1– Wireless Headphones (worth RM180)
– 6 months access to Raz-Plus
– Trophy and e-Certificate
Top 5 FinalistsX 5– MPHOnline e_gift Card (worth RM50)
– 3 months access to Raz-Plus
– Medal and e-Certificate
  • All participants will receive an e-certificate of participation.

Important Dates

  1. Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 June 2021
  2. Registration Closing Date: 18 July 2021
  3. Video Submission Deadline: 25 July 2021*
  4. Winner Announcement: 11 August 2021
  5. Delivery of Prizes: August 2021

*All entries received after 25 July 2021 11:59 PM will be disqualified.

About Raz-Kids

Comprehensive Leveled Reading Resources for Kids

Raz-Kids is an award-winning reading program by Learning A-Z that provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for children. 

  • 800+ leveled eBooks offered at 29 different levels of reading difficulty
  • Corresponding eQuizzes that measure comprehension

For any enquiries, please contact marketing.my@mangosteems.com