FINCO Reads: Outstanding Student Competition 2023

Theme: My Favourite Character

Are you a primary or secondary school student in a government school? Do you love reading?

If you do, here is an opportunity for you to tell us about your favourite character.


The competition is open to primary or secondary school students in government schools only.


Each category will have a winner and a runner-up, selected based on judging criteria. The top 5 finalists’ submissions will also be uploaded on FINCO’s social media platforms to stand a chance to win the Popular Pick Award.

Top five (5) finalists in each category will receive an e-certificate from FINCO.


FINCO Reads: Outstanding Student Competition 2023 with the theme of “My Favourite Character” is a fun and engaging competition where students can make a short video telling us about their most favourite character or person from a fiction or non-fiction book they have read.

How can you participate?

What happens after you submit your entry?

Top 5 submissions for each category will be shortlisted.

What the judges are looking for?

  1. Only primary or secondary students from government schools in Malaysia are eligible to participate in this competition. Participants who do not meet these criteria will be disqualified.
  2. Entries must be submitted in English and must be the original work of the student.
  3. Incomplete submissions will automatically be disqualified.
  4. Parental/Guardian Consent: If you are a student under the age of 18 or submitting on their behalf and are not their parent or guardian, before submitting an entry please ensure you have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate and their agreement to the following terms.
  5. Permission to publish: By entering this competition, you agree to give FINCO your permission to publish any materials for promotional or educational purposes on their online platforms. The publication will take place on the FINCO website, on Facebook and Instagram and it can be used for public relations purposes. In addition, you assure us that you own the rights to the text, photos and videos that you grant us the right to use them. We assume no responsibility for the contents of the individual contributions.
  6. Use and Disclosure of Personal Data and Purpose Specification: FINCO will keep confidential all personal information collected through this competition. We may however disclose such information to the following parties in the course of using the information for the reason it was collected:
    • A person or company acting on behalf of FINCO;
    • Any other person or company who has undertaken to keep such information confidential, provided they have a right to such information.
  7. Data Retention: We will keep any personal information you give us as long as there is a reason to do so, for instance to satisfy the law or regulations, or to protect our interests. If not, then we will destroy it by purging it from our electronic, manual, and other filing systems according to our internal procedures and schedules.