FRIM Photo Contest 2009
Come Join The FRIM Photo Contest 2009!
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) invites photographers and photo enthusiasts, professionals as well as amateurs, to participate in its Photography Competition this year by submitting photographs depicting the theme, “The Enchanting World of FRIM, Through The Lense”.
The photographs must be taken around the FRIM premises in Kepong between 1 January to 28 February 2009. For free entrance to FRIM, please register in person at the FRIM Corporate Communications Unit (Building D2, located next to the FRIM Library) from 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) and at the FRIM One Stop Centre (D6) from 9am to 4pm (during weekends or public holidays).
The objective of the competition is to enhance environmental awareness and forest appreciation, as well as to promote FRIM, not only as a leading institute contributing to forest conservation in the region, but also as an important tourism site in the country.
FRIM has long been in the lead in efforts to conserve and protect forests resources, through its various research and development activities, advisory role to the government as well as through its training and environmental education programmes.
The photography competition will help to draw public attention to the importance of forests and the natural environment to our general health and well-being, and to strengthen support for conservation efforts.
There are two categories of participants: Students (for those aged 13-17) and Open (above 17), and the competition is also open to foreign nationals residing in the country. The deadline for submission of entries is on 28 February, before 5pm.
Each participant is allowed a maximum of 10 photographs, submitted by post or hand-delivered to “Urusetia Pertandingan Fotografi FRIM 2009, Unit Komunikasi Korporat, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia (FRIM), 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.”
The rules applied to the competition include:
1) The competition is open to all except the members of the organizing committee and their family members. 2) The images must be taken between 1 January to 28 February; submitted for the first time; and cannot be submitted through a third party. 3) For submission, the images must be mounted on a board, with the form and CD (containing the digital images) attached to the back. All related costs involved shall be borne by the participant. 4) Judging will be based on the relevance to the theme, timing, image composition, technical quality, originality, creativity and techniques. The decisions of the judges are final. 5) Digitally altered images will be disqualified. Traditional photo enhancing must be confined to acceptable dodging, colour level and contrast adjustments. 6) Incomplete entries will be disqualified. 7) By entering this competition, the photographer agrees to share the copyright with the organiser, allowing the latter to use, publish, print and alter the images. 8) The organiser shall not be responsible for any claims related to the image content or appearance.
Winners will each receive a certificate of participation plus the following prizes:
First prize: RM 2,000
Second prize: RM 1,500
Third prize: RM1,000
10 Consolation Prizes: RM300 each
First prize: RM 1,000
Second prize: RM 750
Third prize: RM 500
10 Consolation Prizes: RM150 each
Awarding of prizes will be held at FRIM on 21 March 2009 in conjunction with the World Forestry Day celebration. An exhibition of 40 winning and outstanding photographs will be held during the event.
Supported by the Selangor Tourism Action Council, FRIM will also conduct a one-day workshop on photography for students who are members of their school photo clubs in Selangor. The aim is to provide the participants with the basic training in photography techniques and tips.
The workshop, scheduled for 14 February, will be facilitated by an experienced photojournalist. The number of participants is limited to 50 and registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please contact us at 03-62797591 or 7577.
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