Secondary school students invited to participate in Curtin Photo Awards 2014

Secondary school students invited to participate in Curtin Photo Awards 2014

Curtin Photo Awards 2014 is open for entries from 9 June to 31 July 2014.

Miri – 6 June 2014 – Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak), in partnership with the Centre for Asian Photographers, is calling for entries to the Curtin Photo Awards 2014, a photo competition for budding photographers among Malaysian secondary school students, from 9 June to 31 July 2014.

The competition, which carries the theme ‘My School, My City’, is open to all fourth to sixth formers in the country. It aims to encourage the participants to seek inspiration from, and develop a sense of pride in, their schools, cities or towns by capturing photos highlighting their unique features and attractions.

In addition, the competition also aims to foster an interest in photography and serve as a platform for the participants to showcase their creativity.

Winners stand a chance to win attractive prizes sponsored by Canon and Curtin Sarawak. The grand prize will comprise a Canon 70D DSLR camera, a paid photography assignment, two return air tickets to Miri and 2 days, 1 night accommodation in the city, and a certificate of participation.

There will also be a ‘Popular Choice Award’ where the winner will be determined by online voting through the university’s Facebook page (Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia). The award will consist of a RM500 cash prize, Digital IXUS 155 camera, Selphy CP-910 photo printer, and a certificate of participation.

Besides the two main prizes, there are also nine consolation prizes up for grab which include a cash prize of RM200, Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home and certificate of participation.

Only one submission is allowed per participant and photos are to be submitted via the Curtin Photo Awards 2014 website at All entries will be judged by a panel of judges comprising George Wong, Sham Kien Yee and Nicholas Leong.

Wong is the Director of the Centre for Asian Photographers. From brand management for Leica and Sony to running his own studio and photography magazine, he brings a wealth of experience to the competition.

An avid photography educator, Sham has conducted workshops for some of the biggest brands throughout Malaysia, primarily in Kota Kinabalu. Known for his excellent landscape and portraiture work, he prefers to share his passion by inspiring young and aspiring photographers through education.

Leong, who heads the Corporate Communications Department at Curtin Sarawak, has over 20 years of experience in the advertising, hospitality and education industries. He is also responsible for managing the University’s brand image and public relations.

For more information on the competition, e-mail to [email protected] or contact 085-443 879. Alternatively, one can visit its website at

For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at, its Facebook page at, Twitter profile at, YouTube channel at, or Instagram at

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