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.
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.
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:
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.
Efforts that ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Efforts that promote protection, preservation, appreciation, and sustainable development for the environment including wildlife, forests, oceans and ultimately the planet.
Efforts that provide wide-ranging support to address the basic needs of vulnerable communities including food aid, shelter, social services and more.
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.