McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2017 - Mutiara Damansara

McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2017 - Mutiara Damansara


Live auditions! I love going to McDonald's Storytelling Contest live auditions! Why? Well, for starters, I get to witness the very cute, very creative and super brave children spin and act out their stories in front of a crowd. If that's not talent, I don't know what is. 

McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2017 - Mutiara Damansara
McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2017 - Mutiara Damansara


I'm One Of The Judges! 


This time around, I was super privileged to be invited as one of the three judges for McDonald’s Storytelling Contest in the central region at McDonald’s Mutiara Damansara. Read on for my experience at the live auditions last weekend!

Who's a judge? You can call me Judge Isaac
Who's a judge? You can call me Judge Isaac

McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2017, not the first time they've held this, but this time the prizes offered are up till RM100,000! I was there last year for the 2016 live auditions as well! Now that's some lucrative rewards, hence so many parents sent their kids to participate. The shortlisted participants for the live auditions were selected from hundreds of Instagram video entries. 

RM100,000 worth of prizes to be won!
RM100,000 worth of prizes to be won!
Super cool grand prize! 4pax family trip to Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea
Super cool grand prize! 4pax family trip to Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea

Fancy a family holiday to Tokyo? All the kids at the live auditions are vying for the super cool grand prize, a 4pax family trip to Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea. Now I wish I had a chance to participate as well. 

Judges, show yourselves! The awesome Datuk Aznil was there too
Judges, show yourselves! The awesome Datuk Aznil was there too

MY Experience Judging The McDonald's Storytelling Contest Live Auditions!


What a great way for families to bond, through storytelling, we saw the moms and dads dotting over their loved ones. Check out some of these awesome photos of the children in action! I took way lots more pictures than I would want to, just because they are too good! 

Contestant #8, this elaborate costumed tiger kid is only 6 years old!
Contestant #8, this elaborate costumed tiger kid is only 6 years old!
Loads of expression during his storytelling session
Loads of expression during his storytelling session

I got to watch these young storytellers spin and capture our attention with their cute antics. Some brought props, while others had really unique costumes to match their stories. Lovely indeed! Some even pranced and did summersaults around the stage, to the extent that the MC had to give a small heed of warning to not injure themselves. 

How cute, contestant #18, our little red riding hood
How cute, contestant #18, our little red riding hood
It was a joy watching them unravel their stories
It was a joy watching them unravel their stories
Here's another rather elaborate costume, contestant #20
Here's another rather elaborate costume, contestant #20

There was a total of 21 contestants to be judged that afternoon. Time passed really fast though, as I enjoyed each and every story being spun and acted out in front of our eyes. I'm impressed! Even at very young age, these young kids have such a good grasp of the English language. Some even had an accent which totally blew me away! Never would I have imagined myself being as eloquent nor as brave as them when I was their age. 

Now here's a young one, contestant #12
Now here's a young one, contestant #12
Are you a king, my dear contestant #1?
Are you a king, my dear contestant #1?
Nice turtle props, and monkey costume!
Nice turtle props, and monkey costume!

Through this contest, I would think it's a great opportunity to build stronger families within our communities. With overwhelming number of entries from the central region, another live audition will be held this weekend at McDonald’s Titiwangsa. Guess what? I will be there as well! 

I'm a cute little tiger
I'm a cute little tiger
Real leaves were used in this costume!
Real greeneries were used in this costume! 

For more information on the story telling contest, do check out the McDonald’s Storytelling Contest website at: https://www.mcdonalds.com.my/storytellingcontest/. I will be judging again this coming Sunday at another one of McDonald's Storytelling Contest Live 2017 Audition, this time at McDonald's Titiwangsa. The Grand Finale will be held soon with details on time and venue to be announced later. 



17 comments :

  1. Whoa! they are all so cutie pie! Isaac is the judge. Salute!

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    1. Cindyrina,
      Yes they are, each and every one of them! sooooo cute, yet very talented

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  2. Wahhhhhh!!!! You the judge kah? So hebat lah u! Rub shoulders with Aznil some more, the rich and famous. Very soon, your boys will be able to join too.

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    1. Suituapui,
      Wahhhhh!!! hehe .. it was an honour sitting next to Aznil , juding these kids

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  3. This reminds me of the story telling competition that I joined during primary school.. I wish back then I had the courage to perform as good as these kids.

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    1. Maya,
      They are really good. I could never have been as good as them at their age.. amazing

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  4. Oh!! They are all so cute. This is such a great story telling competition for kids. By the way, Congratulations to the winners.

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  5. The children are not only talented but are creative as well. I have heard a lot about this contest but hope to catch it live one day. Congrats on your judging role.

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  6. This sounds like a fun event. Congrats to be the judge for this contest. These chidren looks like they're enjoying themselves in playing their part. Good luck to all participants!

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  7. Wa~~~ Isaac becomes judge already ha.. Those kids are so cute!

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  8. waaahhhh what next... judge for Asia Got Talent ah... heheheh

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  9. cool... thought u join the contest...lolz.. must be fun listening to theirs stories

    Racheal

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  10. cool... thought u join the contest...lolz.. must be fun listening to theirs stories

    Racheal

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  11. Wow! looking at all the talented children it must be hard to be one of the judges. All the best to the contestants for the finals.

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  12. Wow!!! They are all so cute in costume. This is such a great story telling competition for kids. By the way, Congratulations to the winners.

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  13. I used to join storytelling contests too when I was younger but no elaborate costumes back then. That's why I dress super elaborate nowadays to make up for the missed chances. Hahaha

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  14. Reminds me of the kids in my work place! I'm a teacher and the adorable little kids had their story telling session just two weeks ago! And you being the judge, good job!

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