KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — Tourism Malaysia launched its photography competition ‘Photo Challenge 2021’, lasting two months starting today until Feb 11, 2022, at AEON AU2 Setiawangsa, here.
Open for participation to Malaysians aged 18 and above, the competition features four categories, which are ‘Extreme Shot’, ‘Nature, Arts and Culture’, ‘Human Interest’, as well as ‘Past and Present’.
Tourism Malaysia Director-General Datuk Zainuddin Abdul Wahab said that the competition is free of charge and participants are free to use any type of camera deemed suitable to capture their preferred images.
“As such, we expect an encouraging participation rate, not to mention the rather long competition duration which is meant to provide more opportunities for photography lovers to plan their trips in exploring tourism destinations in the country along with their artistic and cultural uniqueness.
“Participants will be competing to win up to RM80,000 worth of holiday packages and photography equipment. For each category, there’ll be first, second and third-place prize winners, as well as three consolation prize recipients,” he said in his launching speech.
Zainuddin added that Photo Challenge 2021 is also aimed at unearthing photography talents besides instilling creativity and a sense of love for the country among Malaysians.
“The art of photography goes closely with the tourism sector. Thus, we’re able to encourage members of the public to go for a vacation and enjoy their holidays in Malaysia via interesting images shot by the best,” he added.