• Truth & Integrity of the Written Word

    Recognised as the World's First on AsiaOne, Market Insider & HRM Asia ~ 20th Feb 2020


  • Through the Golden Door Main Award, we are making "truth & integrity" a requisite quality for non-fiction writers of digital content or printed literature.


    And through the Golden Door -REX Karmaveer Medal, which is instituted by iCONGO and in partnership with the United Nations, we recognise those amongst them who are also champions of change.

  • Highlights of the Golden Door 2020

    The Awards Ceremony with the results from the Chief Judge and first Asian director of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize ('93,'94), Dr Kirpal Singh

    The long-awaited Golden Door Awards results for 2020!

    The original date was set for 28th March 2020 - a face-to-face Gala Dinner & Awards that had to be postponed by 5 months due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Nonetheless, the event was a resounding success. During the Awards segment, the results compiled by the Chief Judge, and announced by the Founder of Golden Door.

    The Inauguration Ceremony by Guest of Honour, Jim Cathcart, Golden Door Founder, Tahira Amir Sultan Khan, and graced by Grace Bishop Riah of Nazareth & renowned Truth Advocate Sacha Stone.

    A memorable virtual inauguration.hosted by Speaker & Writer, Rob Salisbury.

    Highlights include a performance and keynote by the Guest of Honour, words for inspired action for Humanity by our Special Guests, and a final message by the Founder while she honours all the partners and supporters in the Golden Door journey.

    Murray Watt's "African Snow"performed as a preview by Hollywood Actor from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Israel Oyelumade

    A compelling 'truth to power' monologue that moved the audience to tears

    What a privilege it was to have.a 'truth to power' related preview of the upcoming Murray Watt's play "African Snow" at the Golden Door 2020! A monologue performed by Israel Oyelumade, Business Director of Authentic Business, who has been a Hollywood Actor from the Pirates of the Caribbean II,"Exorcist : The Beginning" as well as bestselling play featured on BBC and more.

  • Golden Door Committee & the Panel of Judges

    Tahira Amir Sultan Khan

    Tahira Amir Sultan Khan


    Bestselling Author of the book 'Through The Golden Door'. She calls herself a Messenger for Truth & Love.

    Dr Kirpal Singh

    Dr Kirpal Singh

    Chief Judge

    Chief of the Judging Panel of the Golden Door. Singapore's Renowned Poet, Literary & Cultural critic

    Joanne Flinn

    Joanne Flinn


    Business Growth Lady, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author of 5 books. Judge of the Golden Door Main Award.

    Rob Salisbury

    Rob Salisbury


    Writer & Speaker who has hosted more than 2000 events across the world. Judge of the Golden Door Main Award.

    Jeroninio (Jerry) Almeida

    Jeroninio Almeida


    Inspirational Orator, REX Karmaveer Founder and one of the Judges of the Golden Door - REX Karmaveer Medal.

  • What People Say

    Tommy Koh

    Tommy Koh

    Diplomat Par Excellence & Ambassador-of-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. Past Chair of the National Arts Council.

    "Tahira Amir Sultan Khan is a visionary. I support the Golden Door and wish it success."

    Cathy Johnson

    Cathy Johnson

    An Inspirational Speaker, ICF-Certified Professional Coach, Mentor, Mediator, Professional Facilitator, President of Asia Professional Speakers Singapore

    "This cause has the potential to impact millions in the world as writers are rewarded for doing what’s right for the world. It’s an honor to be even a small part of this initiative, and I look forward to seeing the openness this creates for all"


    Read more testimonials

  • Golden Door in the News

  • A Journey to Discover the TOP Truth-Writers

    Late Submission

    Standard Submission Deadline

    31st Mar 2021

    Calling all published or unpublished non-fiction writers of truth and integrity from across the world..


    We have decided to extend the lower Entry Fee to the Standard Submission Deadline. We hope to play our part in making it easier for many of you to participate during these challenging times of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    Panel Review

    Panel Review

    Apr-Jun 2021

    Review of the submissions by the Judges. 



    Early Jul 2021

    A public announcement of those who got through the Longlist



    Mid Jul - Mid Aug 2021

    Those who have been shortlisted will be invited for an interview with the Judges or for further assessment.



    4th - 6th Sep 2021

    A Hybrid Virtual 3 Day Awards & Convention


    Showcasing the Winners

    Sep - Oct 2021

    Winners will be showcased on various platforms to build their brand name and for greater opportunities to come forward for them. 

  • The Golden Door Award Certificate

    Categories for the Year 2021

    • Golden Door Non-Fiction Book Award
    • Golden Door Non-Fiction Essay / Blog Award  
    • Golden Door Poetry Award.
    • Golden Door Vlog Award (to be announced)
    • Golden Door  - REX Karmaveer Medal (empowered by the Karmaveer Chakra instituted by iCONGO in partnership with the United Nations)
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