CEFL Storytelling Competition 2014, “STORIES FOR LIFE” – The Finals (12 October 2014)


On 12th October 2014, Cambridge English For Life held the grand finale of its storytelling competition, Stories for Life at Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya. A total of 16 out of 39 contestants from both categories have since been selected as finalists to showcase their storytelling talents. For the final round of the competition, contestants were tested on their ability to think creatively on their feet while demonstrating their command of the English language. Each contestant had to dip their hands into a mysterious box full of props and pick one object from the box. They were given five minutes to spontaneously prepare an original story based on their chosen prop, before telling their freshly-invented tale to a prestigious panel of judges.

Judging the final round of Stories for Life were human rights activist and author, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, author and newspaper columnist, Ms Lydia Teh and Chief Executive Officer of CEFL, Dr Elsie Chin. The event was also graced by Guest of Honour, Deputy Minister of Education II, YB P. Kamalanathan.

The grand prize winner from each category walked away with a laptop, a one year scholarship for a CEFL English course and a RM500 CIMB Junior Savers Account. While the first and second runners-up went home with a RM400 and RM200 CIMB Junior Savers Account respectively, together with a one year scholarship for a CEFL English course. Also up for grabs were various consolation prizes from Oxford Fajar.

6-8 Age Group

Ranking Contestant No Name
Grand Prize Winner 8 Taarani Mahadeva
1st Runner Up 6 Sasha Marie Alfred
2nd Runner Up 2 Foo Jian Wein
Consolation 7 Aloysius James Ratnasingam
Consolation 1 Foo Jian Feng
Consolation 5 Joshua Liew Weng Yew
Consolation 3 Roshni a/p Ashok
Consolation 4 Sarah Jasmine bt Harun

 9-11 Age Group

Ranking Contestant No Name
Grand Prize Winner 1 Arrtish Suthan
1st Runner Up 6 Sonia Marie Alfred
2nd Runner Up 5 Dawn Sangeetha
Consolation 3 Asiah Nefertiti Ashlee Al-Khair
Consolation 8 Danish Huzayl
Consolation 2 Darren Lee Wei Soong
Consolation 4 Ng Yan Theng
Consolation 7 Vishalini Kanagalingam




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