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MyPO Poster

Olimpiad Falsafah Malaysia (MyPO) is the Malaysian national selection test for the International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO).


Register each participant individually at the official registration form.

Registration deadline: 29 October 2022

Competition date:

29th October 2022 (Saturday)

Fee per student:



  • MyPO 2022 is an online philosophy essay writing competition.
  • Participants were given 5 topics related to philosophy and thinking; Participants choose one of the topics and write an essay based on that topic.
  • The time period given is 12 hours (10am - 10pm).
  • The written essay must be original (no references allowed), with a length of 1000 – 2000 words.
  • Essays can be written in Malay or English
  • Essays will be evaluated by a panel of experts from PPFPM consisting of academics and philosophy educators


Before the competition, participants will follow a series of 8 online lectures (via Zoom) on the main topics of philosophy in preparation for MyPO 2022. The lectures will be held on :

Dates: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 25 October 2022 (Tuesday & Saturday) Time: 8.00pm – 9.30pm A recording of the lecture will be given to the participants. Students must write a synopsis/reflection for each lecture given.


This competition is open to all students who meet the following conditions:

  • Currently attending high school or pre-university.
  • Malaysian
  • Under 19 years of age
  • Have not started university degree studies yet.

Important Dates

Registration Open September 13, 2022
Registration Closed October 1, 2022
Philosophy Lecture Series 1 – 25 October 2022
MyPO October 29, 2022
Winners Announced November 15, 2022

What’s after MyPO?

  • A total of 15 best participants from MyPO 2022 will be selected to attend the Malaysian Philosophy Olympiad Workshop which will be held on 15 - 20 December 2022 (school holidays).
  • The workshop will be held face to face (Face to Face) in compliance with the latest COVID-19 SOP. Completing this workshop is a philosophy lecture, an idea discussion session, and a writing exercise.
  • At the end of this program, all participants will sit for the final evaluation of MyPO 2022 to select the national representative for IPO 2023.
  • The tentative location for this program is the Perpustakaan Awam Cawangan Kajang ( PPAS Kajang ), Selangor.


  • 010-284-0360 ( En. Ilyas Adam )
  • 016-672-4825 ( Dr. Alinor Kadir )
  • 012-341-3546 ( En. Suhaimi Ramly )
  • [email protected]