What is Coolest Projects Malaysia?

Coolest Projects Malaysia is a competition for young people of ages 18 and under to create and showcase the great ideas they have created with technology. In 2020, Coolest Projects Malaysia is going online!

Age Categories

Primary School Students

12 years and under

Secondary School Students

13 to 18 years

Project Categories


Any project created using Scratch including but not limited to animation, stories, music, games. This category does not include projects that use Scratch to program hardware elements or electronics.


Robots, machines, and hardware hacks. Any project that uses hardware such as Lego Robotics, Arduino, micro:bit, or Raspberry Pi boards.  


Every kind of game made in any programming language using any technology (except Scratch). You might like to use a text-based programming language such as Python, or a game engine such as Unity, Unreal Engine or Blender.

Project Judging Stages

Online Submission

All submissions will be reviewed by our panel of shortlisting judges. Every project will be judged twice, using the same scoring.

Online Presentation via Zoom

Shortlisted projects will be invited to an online pitching session with our panel of VIP judges who will determine winners.



For each project category (separately for primary and secondary):

  • Best Project: RM500
  • Best Presentation: RM300
  • 2 Honorable Mentions: RM100

Across all age and project categories:

  • Coolest Project: RM800
  • Project that Captured Our Hearts: RM500
  • Most Popular Project: RM300


One primary school and one secondary school in Malaysia with the highest overall number of qualifying project submissions will receive a cash prize of RM1500 to invest in hardware and software for upcoming Coolest Projects. 

Make sure to get your students to put down their schools during project submissions to qualify!

Mentorship from Broadcom Malaysia

We are partnering with Broadcom Malaysia to provide mentorship to prospective participants of Coolest Projects Malaysia 2020. Mentors can work with you on your idea, technical aspects of your project or on your presentation.

Please apply before 20 September 2020. Successful requests will be invited to a Meet and Greet session via Zoom on 26 September (tentative).

Important Dates

1 September 2020 – Project Submission and Mentor Request Open
20 September 2020 – Mentor Request Closes
26 September 2020 – Mentor Meet and Greet
2 November 2020 – Project Submission Closes
16 November 2020 – Finalist Projects Announced and Public Voting Opens
26 November 2020 – Public Voting Closes
28 and 29 November 2020 – Zoom Presentation of Finalists

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