Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Program was originated from Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Program
Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Program was originated from Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Program, which was developed by Durwood Howes, the President of United State of Jaycees for year 1930 and 1931. Junior Chamber International adopted the Program in year 1982.

The JCI TOYM program was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) in year 1985
The JCI TOYM program was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) in year 1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Youth. JCIM then decided to adopt this program as part of JCIM annual project.

TOYM Objectives

  • To accord recognition to young Malaysian between the ages of 18 to 40, whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in exceptional achievement, in the form of significant contributions to the progress or welfare of the community at large and to the advancement of their respective field of endeavor.
  • To create public awareness and give proper recognition to the outstanding achievements of the honorees, thereby serving as inspirational examples and incentives to the young Malaysian to forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community.
  • Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in all human endeavors. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.

TOYM Ceremony
Junior Chamber International Malaysia will honor the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian in an Award Ceremony. The ceremony will highlight each winner’s career in narrative form and provide a stage from which the honorees can challenge and inspire young people from around the country. For each honoree, there will be a presentation profiling his/her accomplishments, followed by the trophy presentation, and an acceptance speech.

Judging Guidelines

  • Nominee’s challenges, problems, scope and nominee’s area of activity;
  • Exceptional achievements and contribution of nominee;
  • Nominee’s exceptional achievements and contribution and the extend which it will benefit the community and the nation;
  • Nominee’s achievements and contribution have lived up to the JCI Creed, “that service in humanity is the best work of life”;
  • Nominee’s achievements of leadership becoming an inspiration to others.

Nomination Rules

  • Nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40. Nominees born before 1st of January, 1978 or after 31st of December, 2000 are not eligible for JCI TOYM. A certified copy of the ID/Birth Certificate should be submitted along with the nomination form to prove the age of the nominee.
  • The nominee must be a native-born or naturalized citizen of Malaysia, or must have applied for citizenship by 1st of January, 2018.
  • The nominee may not be a current member of the Board at the International level of JCI.
  • The nominee must sign the official nomination form attesting to all facts contained on the form and granting permission for publication of these facts. By signing this form, the nominee also indicates willingness, barring extreme circumstances, to attend the JCI TOYM Awards Ceremony, if selected as a 2018 Honoree.
  • A good quality passport size head-and-shoulder photograph must be submitted with the official nomination form.
  • The nominee must be entered in one of the ten categories listed on the form. Each nominee may be nominated in only one category.
  • A person who passed away between the TOYM nomination cannot be nominated for the TOYM Award.
  • Nomination forms must be received by the 31st July 2018. Nomination forms will only be accepted in ENGLISH.
  • Nominees must be willing to promote the ideals of JCI for the year 2019 after winning the award.
  • A completed Nomination Form must be filled up and submitted via online to with entry fees ONE THOUSAND RINGGIT MALAYSIA (RM1000.00) on or before 31st of July, 2018.
  • All the application/ registration fee are generally non-refundable.


  1. Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
  2. Political, Legal, and/or Governmental Affairs
  3. Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment
  4. Cultural Achievement
  5. Moral and/or Environmental Leadership
  6. Contribution to Children, World Peace, and/or Human Rights
  7. Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
  8. Scientific and/or Technological Development
  9. Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment
  10. Medical Innovation