Below are the milestones for this project:

Milestone 11 July 2021Registration and submission is open.
Milestone 210 July 2021
20 August 2021
Scheduled live online meeting sessions for teachers and students:
a) With MALCONS representative on marine conservation.
b) With our book editor.
c) With our TOEFL Master Trainers for questions and tips during the writing period of the essay competition.
Milestone 331 August 2021Closing date.  
Milestone 4September 2021Judging period and selection of 50 best essays. Winners announcement in conjunction with the Royal Pahang International Billfish Competition  
Milestone 5October 2021Award ceremony  



All 50 winning Submissions will receive the printed book “We Ocean Warriors Short Stories” and TOEFL merchandizes.


a) 3 Primary schools with the most number of students’ submission will each get TOEFL Junior Standard Test for 60 students.
b) 3 Secondary schools with the most number of students’ submission will each get TOEFL ITP Test for 60 students.


The TOEFL® WOW Short Story Writing Competition is organized by Test Center Malaysia c/o Eshia & Associates Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Marine Life Conservation Society (MALCONS) together with Shake Book Projects Sdn Bhd. Also contributing their time and efforts for this project are our ETS certified TOEFL® Young Student Series Master Trainers.

About Eshia & Associates Sdn Bhd

Eshia & Associates Sdn Bhd, has been the country’s representative of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Malaysia since 2008. ETS is the world’s largest not-for-profit educational testing and assessment organization based in Princeton, New Jersey, USA that developed the TOEFL®, TOEIC®, GRE®, and Praxis Test Series. To date, ETS has administered over 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries and all the English language tests are correlated to the CEFR.

We would to put on record our appreciation to Ministry of Education Malaysia for allowing us to conduct the TOEFL® Young Student Series: Junior English Tour (TOEFL® JET) and TOEFL® GO ENGLISH! Project for the years 2018 and 2019. More than 25,000 students from over 200 schools have participated in the above-mentioned programs. And we look forward to an equally successful TOEFL® WOW Short Story Writing Competition.