Last Update: 18 Feb 2019
Version 8.0.4b
Miri to hold inaugural international photography competition
Posted on : 05 Oct 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post

(Seated, from second left) Councillor Warzieda Ahmad, Yii, Wong and other members in a photo call after the press conference.

MIRI: The inaugural Miri International Photography competition from Oct 15 to 19 is offering a total of RM21,000 as cash prizes.

The competition is jointly organised by Miri City Council (MCC), Photographic Society of Malaysia (PSM) and Miri Photographic Society (MPS) in conjunction with Visit Miri Year 2018 and to kick off Visit Sarawak Year 2019 and Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

According to Miri Mayor Adam Yii, the objectives include promoting Miri, by highlighting the various tourism spots in the city, the diversity of cultures, wonders of nature and variety of delicious food here.

“28 international photographers and six journalists from Brunei, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and also Malaysia were invited to this photography competition and their photos will be used for promotional purposes at the end of the competition,” he said during a press conference here yesterday.

Organising chairperson Sylvester Wong Sing Hee said his team has been working closely to ensure the success of the event.

He said the photographers and journalists will cover major tourist destinations around Miri such as Niah National Park, Iban longhouses, the natural geographical arts in Tusan, Lambir Hills National Park, Miri’s first oil well which is the Grand Old Lady, Miri Crocodile Farm and others.

First prize winner will get RM8,000 cash and certificate, second prize (RM5,000 and certificate), third prize (RM3,000 and certificate) with five consolation prizes of RM1,000 each.

The opening ceremony will be held on Oct 15 at Pullman Hotel Miri with Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin officiating, while the closing ceremony on Oct 19 will have Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah as guest-of-honour.