How to nominate

Star Golden Hearts Award 2022 has come to a close.

Learn more about the 2022 winners.
Featured: Langit Collective (2019 winner)
26 May 2022
Nominations Open
31 July 2022
Nominations Deadline
11 November 2022
Winners Announced

Each year, Star Golden Hearts Award honours ten winners selected from hundreds of nominations nationwide. This year (2022), the accolades were presented to three Individual winners and seven Organisation winners, who make meaningful impacts to society. Winners were also eligible to be awarded the coveted Gamuda Inspiration Award. 

Selection criteria and
award categories
Nominations can be made based on the following Type of Nominee and the nominee’s Cause Category:

Unsung heroes who on a personal capacity, consistently carry out efforts that leave a positive impact on Malaysians and help build bridges between different communities.

Unsung heroes who demonstrate admirable values and strong leadership in encouraging social change in communities.

Unsung heroes must be involved in the initiatives, including time, effort and ideas, and not just monetary contribution.

Unsung heroes with a social impact track record of at least 18 months prior to their nomination.

Featured: Yunizam Yusop (2019 winner)

Changemaker organisations (NGOs/ social enterprises/ societies) that carry out impactful social efforts to benefit Malaysians and help build bridges between different communities.

Efforts carried out should be innovative, with proven tangible impacts, and practise sustainability in its operations.

Changemaker organisations with a social impact track record of at least 18 months prior to their nomination.

Nominees’ work must fall within at least one of the following five cause categories for Organisation:

Cause categories for Organisation nominees
Featured: Native Discovery (2022 winner)
Community Empowerment

Efforts that help promote sustainable livelihood and improve quality of living through job opportunities, access to market and information, upskilling and training, provision of basic infrastructure etc.

Featured: MYReaders (2021 winner)

Efforts that ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Featured: Fuze Ecoteer (2020 winner)
Environment and Wildlife

Efforts that promote protection, preservation, appreciation, and sustainable development for the environment including wildlife, forests, oceans and ultimately the planet.

Featured: Great Heart Charity Association (2020 winner)
Social Welfare

Efforts that provide wide-ranging support to address the basic needs of vulnerable communities including food aid, shelter, social services and more.

Featured: IMARET (2020 winner)
Disaster and
Crisis Relief

Efforts that provide relief and recovery assistance to victims of disaster and crisis situations, and promote resilient communities through disaster mitigation and preparedness in anticipation of future disaster events.