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TAKE PART IN STB’S SECOND PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND WIN FABULOUS PRIZES!

Nov 10, 2022, Thursday

TAKE PART IN STB’S SECOND PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND WIN FABULOUS PRIZES!

 

KUCHING, 10th November 2022 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today launches its second photography and videography competition to celebrate the power of art and creativity in showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of Sarawak, with social media platform TikTok as an added element this time around.

With the theme “Hidden Gems of Sarawak” the competition is open to all Malaysians beginning today until the closing date on 15 December 2022 and is supported by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and the Sarawak Photo-Art Society (SPAS).

The photography contest is divided into four categories for two groups, namely students with a valid student ID and those under 18-years old; and the open group.  The categories are Nature’s Wonders, Going Green, Sarawak at Night and My Hometown or My City. A Grand winner will be selected for the photography competition, in addition to the respective winners for each category.  An individual is only eligible to win once.

Those in the open group are also welcomed to join the professional category that offers more lucrative prizes.

This year’s competition introduces three video categories – a documentary on Responsible Tourism for students, an open theme for professional videographers and a TikTok category.

Every participant in the open categories will need to pay RM15 as registration fee, while students and those under 18-years-old (with their student cards and their NRIC as proof) are exempted from the fee.

Upon registration, participants can submit 5 photos maximum in each category and ONE video for the competition.

The judging mechanism will be decided by a panel of handpicked judges and all winning materials are authorised under the copyright of Sarawak Tourism Board with credit given to the photographer/videographer where applicable.

Winners will be announced on Sarawak Tourist Board and Sarawak Photo Art Society’s Facebook and website https://stb.foto.org.my/. A prize-giving ceremony will be organised in due course.

STB’s inaugural Photography and Videography competition held last year received a total of 1,652 photos and 45 videos entries respectively.

 

Photograph/Video Requirements

  • Participants must submit color photographs in jpg format via web submission to the website https://stb.foto.org.my/ with 300DPI with 3000 Pixels in the longest edge (preferred with EXIF), complete with caption, without watermark of any kind should be on the photograph, and black and white photographs are no allowed.
  • Each participant allows submitting one (1) video only. Video should have a maximum duration of 3 minutes in mp4 format of 4K resolution 16:9 format using drone or other videography equipment such as handphones. Upon uploading the video to a hosting site (You Tube, Vimeo etc.) and submitting the URL link to https://stb.foto.org.my/ upon registration.
  • All photographs and videos must be taken in the year to the closing date of the competition before 15th December, 2022.
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  • All entries must be accompanied by coherent captions including the place, time and event where the photograph is taken.
  • Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
  • Adult content of any kind will not be entertained and would lead to direct disqualification.
  • All costs incurred by the participants in this contest will be borne by the participants. The organizer shall not be responsible for any damage or losses due to whatever causes to all entries submitted.
  • Photos/Video submitted will become the property of the organizer. The organizer can utilize, publish, display and broadcast all the photos for any purposes without any prior notification or payment to the participants.
  • Results will be announced on the STB/SPAS Website and Facebook. The winner will be notified for the prize presentation.
  • The organizer reserves the right to amend, delete or add to the terms and conditions at any time without giving notice.
  • The decision of the judges is final and all correspondence shall not be entertained.
  • The submissions of entries signify the participant’s acceptance of the Rules and Regulations. Any entry that does not follow or abide by the terms and conditions shall be disqualified.
  • Images will be judged on originality, concept, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

Prizes

Students

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Consolation

Category 1 (Nature's Wonders)

3,000

2,000

1,000

10 consolation winners per category

Category 2 (Going Green)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Category 3 (Sarawak at Night)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Category 4 (My Hometown/My City)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Video – Documentary (Responsible Tourism)

5,000

3,000

2,000

Open

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Consolation

Category 1 (Nature's Wonders)

3,000

2,000

1,000

10 consolation winners per category

Category 2 (Going Green)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Category 3 (Sarawak at Night)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Category 4 (My Hometown/My City)

3,000

2,000

1,000

Open - Professionals

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Consolation

Open

5,000

3,000

2,000

10 consolation winners per category

 Grand Prize

Grand Prize Winner (Photography)

6,000

Video Category

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Consolation

Open

10,000

6,000

4,000

NA

TikTok 

1,000

00

500

10 consolation winners per category

For more information on the contest, visit https://stb.foto.org.my/.

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