RM1,500 prize awaits first place winner of inaugural MBKS ShallWEEDance Challenge 2024

Wee (centre) and MBKS councillors pose for the camera with the ShallWEEDance poster after the press conference at the former's office on Jan 15, 2024.

By Wilfred Pilo

Wee said the challenge aims to bring people together through the universal language of dance, fostering unity and creativity within the community.

He added the competition which will be held from Jan 25 to 31 is open to individuals and groups of all ages from Sarawak, with no restrictions based on race or gender.

“The participants are encouraged to showcase their dance skills by following the steps and tutorials provided/uploaded on the Mayor’s official Facebook page.

“The contestant’s task is to recreate the dance moves,” he told reporters during a press conference at his office today.

To participate, they would need to register and send their details (full name, IC number, contact, and video link) to 010-6601919 via WhatsApp.

“For contestants under the age of 12, please attach the guardian’s details (full name, IC number, relationship and contact).”

Contestants must upload their dance renditions/videos on either Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram, with the hashtags #ShallWEEDance, #LetsGetTogether, and #团聚在这里.

“The social media account must be a public account, and submissions will only be accepted from Jan 25 to 31, 2024.

Wee disclosed that the first round of judging will be on Thursday, Feb 1, at 11am, and the top 20 videos proceeding to the next round will be announced and published on https://www.facebook.com/DatoWeeHongSeng

“The second round of judging will be on Feb 8, at 11am, and the top 20 winners will be announced based on the number of ‘Likes’ on the participants’ social media platforms.”

He added that the video with the highest number of ‘Likes’ will be eligible for the following prizes—First Prize: RM1,500; Second Prize: RM1,000; Third Prize: RM600; 4th to 8th Place: RM200; 9th to 14th Place: RM100; and 15th to 20th Place: RM50.

“This challenge is a testament to MBKS’s commitment to fostering creativity, unity, and community spirit,” said Wee.