How to nominate

To be considered for the Award, nominees can be nominated by their supporters, the general public or by self-nomination.
Featured: Iskul Sama diLaut Omadal (2022 winner and also Gamuda Inspiration Award winner)
2 June 2023
Nominations Open
31 July 2023
Nominations Deadline
November 2023
Winners Announcement
Star Golden Hearts Award 2023 has ended.
Learn more about
2023 winners.

Each year, Star Golden Hearts Award honours ten winners selected from hundreds of nominations nationwide. In 2023, ten winners were selected from more than 700 nominations. From reducing poverty to rehabilitating endangered species, the award recipients were chosen for their remarkable impact on Malaysia's communities and environment. Each of the winner received RM15,000 and both Gamuda Inspiration Award winners received RM150,000 each.

Selection criteria
Malaysian individuals and organisations who fulfill the following selection criteria are eligible for the award:

Unsung heroes who on a personal capacity, or as an organisation (NGOs/ social enterprises/ societies), consistently carry out social efforts that leave a positive impact on Malaysians and help build bridges between different communities.

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

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)
Nominees can be nominated for various causes such as:
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)

Other social causes that bring about positive impacts to Malaysians or for the betterment of society.

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