Are you a short film-maker or aspiring to be one? If so, show us your talent by participating in the Into the Lens: Horror Short Film Competition organised by the Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC). Youths aged 18 to 36 are encouraged to take up the challenge and unleash their creativity in film-making. Submitted short films must be in English or Bahasa Melayu. Attractive cash prizes await.


Published a feature or a photo on environmentalism worthy of an award? Then submit your entry for the Penang Green Journalism Award. The award recognises outstanding reporting on Penang’s green, sustainability and environmental issues. These in-depth reports hold exceptional power to raise public awareness and to trigger action. 


Bring science learning home to your kids with Tech Dome Penang's SCIENCE@HOME Education Kits, a 4-in-1 STEM workshop covering topics such as Zoetrope, solar oven, glove slime and acid-base indicator. Each learning kit comes with materials and a video for some DIY fun at home. Suitable for children up to age 12. Each kit is priced at RM150. Visit for info. 


History buffs will find that there is much to discover around George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site – a city of arts, culture and heritage that is best explored on foot! Visit 30 historical buildings and the many unique street art pieces and installations in the heritage enclave through the George Town Discovery Walk

Just submit your photos to verify your check-ins as you go along! Visit at least 20 locations to qualify for an e-certificate. All participants will stand to receive a t-shirt, tote bag and an e-certificate. Prior registration is required.  


Looking to get in some exercise while helping out furry friends? Then join Pet’s Bowl Virtual Fun Run! Organised by 7 Lights Event Company in collaboration with Han Chiang University College of Communication, the virtual fun run aims to benefit the SPCA Penang and Meowy Cat Shelter Penang. Each participant for the 3km fun run is entitled to a medal and an e-certificate, while those participating in the 5km fun run will receive a medal, an e-certificate and t-shirt.


The CENDANA Apprenticeship Programme 2021 in collaboration with Studio Hong Yi is a six-month apprenticeship programme for university graduates from creative disciplines, emerging artists and cultural workers who would like to unlock future opportunities and experiences. 

The programme hopes to select four Malaysians with a strong drive and self-motivation to contribute ideas, solve problems and be part of an exciting line-up of new art projects under the stewardship of Red Hong Yi. 

  • Registration deadline: June 8
  • Programme timeline: July 1 to December 31 
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Short + Sweet Malaysia 2021, the biggest little 10-minute festival in the world, is set to return this September. penangpac is calling for submissions for two categories (dance and theatre), while klpac will be featuring submissions from the categories of film, stand-up comedy, song, musical, dance and theatre. All aspiring writers, directors, comedians, singers and actors are invited to join. The duration for all entries must be 10 minutes or less. 


Build up your skills in e-commerce with Digital Penang’s Penang SME Go Digital Workshop! The workshop will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of e-commerce, to increase understanding of their current business models and how to digitalise them. This workshop is offered remotely and not in person. 

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