By Teh Keh Yee
A photograph taken during the Han Chiang Centennial’s Torch Run in July emerged the winning entry in the Open Category for Malaysians and Non-Malaysians at the Han Chiang Centennial Photography Competition.
Photography enthusiast, Mr Lee Chuon Yang, was all smiles as he walked up to receive the prize from Han Chiang Board of Director Mr Kang Khoon Seng. Mr Lee received a certificate, a cash prize of RM1,500 and a Sony Digital camera.
The prize presentation ceremony was held at Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC) Multi Purpose Hall on October 12, 2019. The competition was organised by HCUC’s School of Communication and Media in conjunction with Han Chiang Centennial Celebration 2019.
Mr Lee said he took some good shots during the Torch Run as the weather and sunlight then were suitable for shooting.
“It was a bright day, so I quickly took out my camera to capture the scenes.”
Lee added that he was pleased to win the prize because he last participated in a photography competition about 20 years ago.
Photography enthusiasts and those who had submitted entries in the competition made a beeline to the prize presentation ceremony to await the announcement of the winners for the various categories.
Project chairperson Mr Chiang Chee Kiat who is also a lecturer at HCUC’s School of Communication and Media, said photography had become a part of our daily life. It has transformed from documenting historical events and documents to providing information for us.
Mr Chiang added that photography had also become the core of journalism, journalists, advertising, print media, government agencies and even the military.
“We attach importance to the contribution of photography to society, and therefore we established the Photography Society at HCUC to encourage students to be creative and innovative.”
Of the 318 entries, 45 for the various categories in the competition were shortlisted.
Lim Zhi Tian was the winner of the Open Category to Malaysian students while Lim Jie Ying was the winner of the Han Chiang Schools’ Category.
The competition was to encourage the participants to capture moments which addressed the themes of “Han Chiang Centennial Celebration, “People of Han Chiang” or “The Beauty of Han Chiang.”
Also present at the prize presentation ceremony were HCUC Vice Chancellor Dr Beh Kok Hooi, Deputy Vice Chancellors Professor Dr Teng Tjoon Tow, Ms Jenny Khoo Gim Hoon and Dr Ooi Bee Peng, HCUC Deans, lecturers, staff and students and Han Chiang High School Alumni chairman Dato’ Looi Toong Hong.
HCUC would like to congratulate all the winners:
Category A (Open Category)
|Champion||Lee Chuon Yang||Sony RX100M3 Digital Camera + RM1,500 + Certificate|
|1st Runner Up||Lim Lean Eng||Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash + RM1,000 + Certificate|
|2nd Runner Up||Teoh Kar Ying||Sony LCS-BBKSoft Carrying Case + RM750 + Certificate|
||Sony Cleaning Kit + RM300 + Certificate for each
Category A (Student Category)
|Champion||Lim Zhi Tian||RM1,000 + Certificate|
|1st Runner Up||Alex Cheow Eng Keat||RM750 + Certificate|
|2nd Runner Up||Danielius Ho Di Zhe||RM500 + Certificate|
||RM200 + Certificate each|
|Champion||Lim Jie Ying||RM1,000 + Certificate|
|1st Runner Up||Emmanuel Khaw Yu En||RM750 + Certificate|
|2nd Runner Up||Long Man Teng||RM500 + Certificate|
|Consolation prize||Chuah Shang Zheng
Moh Jing Qian
Ong Wei Yee
Ryan Ooi Chun Kit
Teh Kang Ze
|RM200 + Certificate each|