KLESF International Challenge 2023

KLESF International Challenge 2023 will be held physically in conjunction with KLESF: The Fair 2023:

Date: 27 – 29 October 2023 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm (MYT)
Venue: MINES International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC)
Jalan Dulang, MINES Wellness City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia

Participation in the competition is free of charge.


  • To enhance school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • To unleash students’ innovative potential via their STEM projects.
  • To promote students’ skills in problem solving, communication, thinking and innovation.
  • To foster greater interaction for schools, educators, industries, public and private sector to share information and experiences on projects in STEM.
  • To promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among students.


Schools students from Malaysia and overseas with STEM projects are invited to participate in the KLESF International Challenge 2023 by demonstrating their projects to the public.

The competition will be held based on the following:



  1. Primary Results
  2. Secondary Results
  3. Summary
  4. Surat Pengiktirafan
  • Primary school (12 years old or below)
  • Secondary school (13 – 18 years old)
Project Theme

Project that can address the following sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3)
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Assessment Criteria
  • Originality & innovativeness (25%)
  • Project execution (25%)
  • Quality & impact (25%)
  • Project presentation and communication (25%)

Competition Judging Rubric

  • Team size (1 to 3 student members + 1 project mentor/teacher)
  • No limit to the number of teams from each school
  • Participation form is to be filled up by each team
  • No fees are charged for participation
  • Each team is required to exhibit throughout the 3-day event
  • Setting up will be done on first day of event. Details will be provided by the organiser through emails.
  • Each participating team will be provided 1 info desk, 3 chairs, 1 electrical point and a 1m x 2.5m shell board. Each team is responsible to bring other necessities for the setting up of its booth.
  • Each team is to exhibit its project at the assigned booth throughout the event period regardless of assessment progress and status.
  • Assessment by judges will be carried out during one of the 3 days event through interview and project presentation at the exhibition booth.
  • The student is required to obtain the permissions to attend this event from parents/guardians and schools.

For each category, the following prizes will be available for an award based on the recommendation of the panel of judges.

  • Gold medal (RM 500, certificate)
  • Silver medal (RM 200, certificate)
  • Bronze medal (RM 100, certificate)
  • Merit (certificate)

All student participants of the qualifying entries will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Winner AnnouncementPrize giving ceremony will be held on 29 October 2023
(KLESF: The Fair 2023 prize giving ceremony)
Endorsement Letter

Letter from MOE (KLESF Challenge)
Letter from MOE (KLESF: The Fair 2023 & 17th MFotM 2023)
Letter from JPN Selangor
Letter from JPN PERLIS
Letter from JPN Pulau Pinang
Letter from JPN Perak

Contact us

KLESF Secretariat – Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Pn. Azura Abdullah (azura@utar.edu.my)

WhatsApp: +6011-1888 9397
Tel: +603-9086 0288 ext 119/118
Email: info@klesf.net
(Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm)

1. Food arrangement:
NZ Mutiara Kasih (Quotation)
Encik Zainudin Bin Mustaffa
+6017 5932720

2. Accommodation:
Sun Inns Hotel Equine, Seri Kembangan
+6016 7710782

D’Mind 1 Seri Kembangan
Ms Miza
+6016 7710075

Mangga Boutique Hotel
Mr Simon
+6011 11965038

Disclaimer: You are responsible for any arrangement made between you and the above parties.

Registration Form

Deadline for submission: 24 September 2023 (Sunday) @ 11:45PM (MYT)

Please click here if you are unable to view the form.

An email confirmation will be sent by 7 October 2023.
All schools/teams are required to reply the email latest by 14 October 2023, 4.00pm. 

Exhibition Booth

Each participating team will be provided:

  • 1 info desk
  • 3 chairs
  • 1 electrical point 
  • a 1m x 2.5m shell board

Each team is responsible to bring other necessities for the setting up of its booth.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

KLESF International Challenge is a competition for school students from Malaysia and overseas to demonstrate their projects to the public.

The age limit is 18 years old to compete in the competition.

There are 2 categories
(1) Primary school (12 years old or below)
(2) Secondary school (13 – 18 years old)

The participant(s) must submit a registration form. Participation form is to be filled up by each team. 
Link to form: https://forms.office.com/r/gzd9BsmDSg

Yes. When you register the competition, you have to select the number of participants. Participation could be sole, in pairs or a team of maximum 3 members.

A maximum of three (3) members are allowed per team. Only a maximum of 3 persons is presenting to the judges.

Yes can. Please take note that the team members must be in the same age range as we have 2 categories:

  • Primary school (12 years old or below)
  • Secondary school (13 – 18 years old)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Read more about SDGs.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021.

At least two judges will evaluate each project.
Projects are judged with projects from the same category.
Judges use the Competition rubric.