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Want to be part of the audience at TEDxYouth@KL 2014?

We’ll be running a TEDxYouth@KL 2014 contest on our Twitter account @thestar_rage (follow us!) to give out TEN pairs of passes to TEN lucky winners!

All you’ll have to do is:

  1. Read our articles about TEDxYouth@KL 2014 here on the website
  2. Stalk our Twitter account!
  3. Be the first person to answer the questions by replying to our tweet

It’s that simple! Once you win, we’ll inform you via Twitter, and you and your friend will be heading to the highly-anticipated TEDxYouth@KL 2014 where a whole lineup of inspirational speakers are waiting to re-shape your imagination and help you soar.

Contest starts next Monday, Nov 10 2014, at 11am, and will run for three days: Monday, Nov 10, Wednesday, Nov 12, and Friday, Nov 14. There will be three questions per session, and one special bonus round that might pop up randomly at any time, so keep those eyes peeled!

Note: Each Twitter handle can only win ONCE (give other people a chance too, k?).

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Literature grad-turned-journalist who loves our R.AGE team karaoke nights a little too much. While her literature background has left her with a slightly twisted sense of humour, it has also given her a passion for writing on social issues.

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Left behind in wartime chaos

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