Spark Contest

Spark Contest by OpenAcademy harnesses the creativity and opinions of young individuals, empowering them to bring new ideas to life through words. It encourages the youths to share their thoughts with industry professionals and like-minded readers who are both - insightful and dynamic in thinking. All the same, it inspires the community to learn from the young and vibrant generation of writers.


Share Your Fresh Ideas and Perspectives!

Here’s a chance to spark new ideas and let your voice be heard. Submit your written articles along with reliable sources you referenced. You could be the talent our industry professionals are looking for.

Keep in mind to submit original pieces that are written by yourself or you own the rights to. All entries will be reviewed by our panel of judges from the OpenAcademy team and industry professionals.



October - Decemeber 2021


Undergraduate/ Postgraduate

submission deadline

25th of Every Month

How to Participate?

You may choose any industry including but not limited to Food and Beverage (F&B), E-Commerce, Agriculture, Technology, Finance, Manufacturing, and Education.

Dive deeper into the industry of your choice by selecting a topic. Some ideas for you: Digital, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Digital Marketing, etc.

Write about anything you find interesting or thought provoking in an article format of no more than 1,000 words.

To ensure accuracy of facts, you will need to list down all the references for relevant information including but not limited to statistics, news, etc.

Congratulations for making it this far. Upload your work here  and wait for the good news from us!


3 Monthly Winners!

Guaranteed Internship

The stepping stone to your dream career starts here. Explore your horizons as an intern with OpenMinds and OpenAcademy.

Exclusive Consultation

Receive a 1-to-1 consultation with trainers and consultants from OpenAcademy and OpenMinds.

Community Creator

Be a rising star as our Community Creator for The Digital Space Community.

Free Learning Credits

Receive RM500 worth of learning credits to redeem any online and offline courses at OpenAcademy.

Featured Article*

Your winning article will be featured on the OpenAcademy app with more that 10,000 users.

* Other submissions that meet the requirements will also stand the chance to be featured on the OpenAcademy app

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are no limits on the number of submissions. The more quality articles you submit, the higher the chance you will win.

The winner may claim the internship within a year and each internship should last for a minimum of 3 months.

The winner list will be published here on our website on the 30th of every month.

We believe in transparency and ownership of your work. We will notify you via email and/or phone call to seek your consent before publishing any of your work.

You may download the OpenAcademy app here for inspiration.


We would love to answer any of your questions. Reach out to us via any of these channels!