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The three - day competition is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of JA Company Program students in the region.  JA Asia Pacific, the Regional Operating Center of JA Worldwide, organizes the competition in the region, supported by the JA host country.  The host country and venue rotate each year.

The competition is not simply a business competition for young people. The goal is to balance the business achievements of each company as a whole with the personal development of each individual member.


For a company to win this award, it is not sufficient to simply run a financially successful JA company or to have created an exciting product or service.  JA company members must also demonstrate that they understand how and why the company performed as it did.


Judges look for innovation and new ideas in all aspects of running the company.  They also look for teams to demonstrate a deep understanding of the importance of ongoing innovation.




There are four stages to the competition:


Company report

The company report is an opportunity to summarize the company’s business ...


Business presentation

The business presentation should summarize the key experiences and ...


Interview with judges

This is a very important aspect of the competition because the judges can ask any ...


Trade fair booth

The booth should display the company’s product and/or demonstration of service. ...



Only JA members may register student companies for consideration. JA Companies are to register through their local JA member.


JA Companies must have been active in the local JA Company Program during the current or preceding school year.


The local JA Company Program should be a Secondary / High School program, and not a Graduate / University program.


Students representing their companies in the competition must be at least 15 years old and no more than 19 years old as of December 31st in the year of the Asia Pacific JA COY competition.


The maximum number of participants per company is four.


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COY 2022

2022 marks the 12th edition of the Company of the Year Competition in the Asia Pacific region. JA Indonesia and JA Asia Pacific had successfully organized the Competition with the participation of 10 JA members, namely China, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The 2022 COYC was held virtually from November 8th - 10th, 2022. In total, 60 students formed 16 exciting companies that competed at the regional level. The winning teams and prizes of the 2022 COYC are as follows:
1st place winner - FOUHA CRAFTS team from GUAM

2nd place winner - GREENDOMINO team from SINGAPORE

3rd place winner - PASSIONEITER team from HONG KONG SAR

Product of the Year Award - BANALALA LTD. team from INDIA

The Best Financial Management Award - QREATE SC team from INDONESIA

The Best Business Video Award - FOUHA CRAFTS team from GUAM

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COY 2021

The 11th edition of COY was successfully held from November 8th - 9th by our member JA Philippines. COY 2021 involves 11 countries across Asia Pacific: China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand with 18 JA teams competing.  


Please click onto this link for COY 2021 details."


The 10th edition of JA AP COY was held successfully online from August 24–26, 2020.

More than 70 young entrepreneurs from around the Asia Pacific region gathered virtually to compete for the title of JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year 2020. In addition to the title, the 1st place JA AP COY winning team will get to compete with winning teams from other regions for the inaugural De La Vega Entrepreneurship Award.

Please click on the link above to view highlights from the event!

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The 2019 JA AP COY marked the centennial celebration of JA and the JA Company Program in the Asia Pacific region.

Held in Manila, Philippines from March 10th to 14th, 2019, 20 student companies from 13 Asia Pacific locations took part.  Teams from Australia, Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand showcased their products and services.


2019 JA AP COY event host - JA Philippines

Founded in 1969, JA Philippines is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.


Please click here to view the photos of the 20 teams representing 13 Asia Pacific Locations!


Participating student companies had the opportunity to bring home the following awards from the Philippines this year:

  • JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Award (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

  • Young Entrepreneurs' Choice Award

  • FedEx Access Award, sponsored by FedEx

  • Best Financial Management Award, sponsored by COL Financial

  • IUA-JA Excellence Scholarships

Sponsors and supporting partners

Collaborating closely with partners, sponsors, volunteers, and JA members, JA Asia Pacific connects students across the region through the JA AP COY competition.

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