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SIBU, Nov 18: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is launching its very first photography and videography competition to celebrate the power of art and creativity and to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Sarawak.
Themed, ‘Sarawak, a Journey Awaits’, the competition is open to all Malaysians nationwide beginning today until Nov 30. All materials submitted must be recent, no more than three years old.
All entries must capture Sarawak’s culture, adventure, nature, food and festival (CANFF) and be accompanied with a short description or caption.
Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Sharzede Salleh Askor in a statement said, “Artistic platforms such as photography and videography remind us how connected we all are on this planet and allows us to engage with Malaysians from all walks of life, in a creative manner.
“For the past year, much of our time has been apart. In this time, Sarawak has continued to thrive and remains one of the most unique destinations in Malaysia. We encourage Malaysians to take this opportunity to share their personal perspectives of Sarawak, especially in highlighting the vibrancy and authenticity of the state.”
“We look forward to discovering Malaysians’ take on Sarawak’s culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals, and urge them to grab their cameras and showcase the state in all its multifaceted splendour.”
The judging mechanism will be decided by a panel of handpicked judges. Each participant can submit up to five photographs in each of the categories and one video for the competition.
All materials are authorised under the copyright of Sarawak Tourism Board with credit given to the photographer or videographer where applicable.
A prize-giving ceremony will be organised in due course.
Submitted photographs should be in jpg format, 8”x12” x 300dpi and without watermarks while video entries should have a maximum duration of three minutes.
Video entries should be in mp4 format of 4K resolution, shot in 16:9 format using drones or other videography equipment such as handphones.
All submissions can be uploaded to https://stb.foto.org.my/.
The grand prize winner will get RM5,000 in the photography category.
First prize winners will be awarded RM3,000, while second prize winners will bag RM2,000 and third prize winners will get RM1,000. There will be 10 consolation prizes of RM100.
There will also be a special student award of RM2,000.
The grand prize winner for the videography category will get RM10,000, while the second prize winner will get RM8,000 and the third prize winner will be awarded RM6,000. — DayakDaily