"Let images speak" - Nikon Malaysia 10th Anniversary Photo Awards 2011/12 (Closed)

Date Published: 7/27/2011
Category: Nikon Photo Contest




“A picture is worth a thousand words” as often said. People choose to photograph for various reasons, be it historical, documentary, artistic, journalism, snapshots and when taking a picture, you may have definite intentions, ideas, feelings or whatever you want to call them, which you want to form into an image. An image often brings back memories or a time of the past and the act of pressing the shutter freezes the moment or time at the instant. Each taken image communicate differently to viewers and it is through reading of the various signs, symbols, associations, the elements included in an image that speaks to us. Often it is left to us to interpret.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Nikon Malaysia, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd collaborating with the Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, and  Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd invites all Malaysians to commemorate this special occasion with us, in a photo contest that allows you to reflect your ideas or an expression creativity and unique perspective of free subjects or subject matters to allow each images taken to speak on its own. By participating in this free to interprete theme and open to expressions at the heart of the image, your images will stand to win the attractive prizes. You are free to send in maximum 5 images that best depicts your ideas of creativity using your tools.Additionally, the winning and  other selected entries will be exhibited at the Nikon Gallery in the Centre, after the announcement of the winners in December 2011.

For every entry received, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will donate RM5.00 (Ringgit Five Only) to the Malaysia Association of the Blind.

Untuk setiap penyertaan yang di terima, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd akan menyumbangkan RM5.00 (Ringgit Lima Saja) kepada Persatuan Bagi Orang Buta Malaysia.

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Rules and Regulations:

1.  This photo contest awards is open to all Malaysian citizens of the all age groups.

Pertandingan ini dibuka kepada seluruh umur untuk warga Malaysia.

2. Each contestant is limited to five (5) entries. However, a winner can only win one (1) prize. Entries has to be in the form of a single image. The Organizers - comprising collectively Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, and Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd reserve the right to substitute any of the  prizes in kind (with items of equivalent value) in the event of unavailability of stock.

Setiap peserta hanya dibenarkan sebanyak lima (5)penyertaan, tetapi hanya satu (1) anugerah sahaja dibenarkan dimenangi oleh seorang peserta. Penganjur secara kolektifnya adalah Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd dan Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd juga berhak untuk menukar hadiah (sama nilai) di dalam acara ini jika didapati kekurangan stok.

3. Staff of Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur and Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd and the Main Organizing Committee of this contest are not allowed to participate.

Ahli-ahli Jawatankuasa Induk Pertandingan ini tidak dibenarkan untuk mengambil bahagian. 

4. Images captured by cameras can be of any format, using film or digital, in color or monochrome (black and white). However, mobile phone and PDA images are not acceptable. Images must be taken ONLY in Malaysia.

Imajan boleh dirakam menggunakan kamera dalam sebarang bentuk atau format menggunakan filem atau digital bewarna atau monokrom (hitam dan putih). Imej yang diambil dari telefon bimbit dan PDA tidak akan diterima.

5.  Each entry must be submitted with the prescribed entry form (photo copies are acceptable) which must be completed, signed by the contestant and pasted on the back of the image print.  These prints must not be mounted. All entries are non returnable. Entry forms are available at Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd and  selected Nikon authorised dealers nationwide. Entry form can also be downloaded from  www.nikon.com.my/nikoncentre

Setiap penyertaan mestilah dihantar menggunakan borang penyertaan yang disarankan (borang fotokopi juga diterima) dengan lengkap diisi berserta tandatangan peserta dan lekatkan di belakang cetakan imajan yang tidak dibingkai (mounted). Semua penyertaan tidak akan dikembalikan.Borang penyertaan boleh didapati Pusat Nikon Kuala Lumpur, Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd dan Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd.Borang permohonan juga boleh dimuat turun daripada laman web www.nikon.com.my/nikoncentre

6. No digital super imposition is allowed. Composite photographs, trick photographs, or and any form of digital imaging or image manipulations will not be accepted. Only minor photo touch-ups such as cropping, adjustment of brightness and color as well as softening or sharpening of the image are allowed.

Gambar digital ‘super imposed’ tidak akan diterima. Gambar komposit, gambar helah atau apa sahaja imej digital atau manipulasi imej juga tidak akan diterima. Hanya merapikan foto seperti memotong, imbangan cahaya dan warna serta menghalusi dan menajamkan imajan sahaja dibenarkan.

7. Entries must submit the image(s) in 4” X 6” (4R) size printed on any photographic paper and together with a CD. Digitally captured image(s) must be submitted on a CD (jpeg or tiff format only) and have to be of a file size of at least 1.5 MB which will be used for judging. However, multiple entries can be stored into one CD for submission.Failure to do this will result in their entries being rejected. 

For entires taken by analogue (film) cameras, only short-listed entries will be required to submit the original negative(s) or slide(s) of the image(s). These will need to be submitted to the Organizers within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of notification by the Organizers for verification and printing purposes, failing which the entry will be automatically disqualified for judging. Negatives or slides will be returned to contestants if a correctly stamped self-addressed envelope is enclosed with the submission. Failure to do so will vest in the organizers the right to dispose off the negatives or slides. 

Penyertaan analog mestilah menghantar imej bersaiz 4” x 6” (4R) dicetak di atas kertas fotografi. Hanya penyertaan yang disenarai pendek sahaja akan diminta menghantar gambar negatif asal atau gambar slaid dalam tempoh 14 hari mengikut kalendar (selepas tarikh pemberitahuan) kepada penganjur untuk tujuan verifikasi dan cetakan. Jika gagal berbuat demikian penyertaan tidak akan dihakimi dan secara automatiknya terbatal. Negatif dan slaid akan dipulangkan sekiranya sampul surat bersetem dan beralamat sendiri di dalam borang penyertaan disertakan oleh peserta. Kegagalan untuk berbuat demikian, memberi hak kepada Penganjur untuk menghapuskan negatif dan slaid peserta. Imajan digital mestilah dihantar menerusi CD (dalam format jpeg atau tiff sahaja) dengan saiz fail sekurang-kurangnya 1.5MB bersama cetakan 4” x 6” (4R) bagi tujuan penghakiman.

8. Photographs submitted must not have won any awards or contests.

Fotografi yang dihantar mestilah karya yang belum pernah dimenangi hadiah.

9. All entries must be legible and complete with accurate information. The results of the contest will be decided by a panel of judges, appointed by the Organizers. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.

Semua penyertaan mestilah asli dan dilengkapi dengan maklumat terperinci. Keputusan penyertaan akan ditentukan oleh sekumpulan Juri yang dilantik oleh Penganjur. Keputusan Juri adalah muktamad dan sebarang surat menyurat tidak akan dilayan.

10. The Organizers will not be responsible for damaged, misdirected or lost entries. Proof of postage is not proof of receipt.

Penganjur tidak akan bertanggungjawab terhadap sebarang kerosakan, tersilap hantar atau penyertaan hilang. Bukti penghantaran tidak diterima sebagai bukti penerimaan.

11. The contestants must be the original photographers and own the copyright of the photographs submitted. The copyright of the image(s) remains with the photographer. Where applicable, participants must hold a model release form for models (above the age of 16) included in their images.

Peserta mestilah jurugambar sendiri dan berhak ke atas foto yang dihantar. Hakcipta imajan akan kekal bersama jurugambar. Jika perlu, peserta mesti memegang borang serahan model termasuk imajan model.

12. Should the contestants fail to fulfill Clause 11, it shall indemnify the Organizers for all damages incurred, if any.

Sekiranya peserta gagal memenuhi Klausa 11, pihak Penganjur tidak bertanggungjawab diatas sebarang kerugian, jika berlaku.

13.  Copyright and reproduction: The Organizers reserve the absolute rights to exhibit or reproduce any acceptable entries in whatever way deemed fit for exhibition and for any print based publicity and promotional purposes without prior notice, consent or payment of fee whatsoever to the contestants.

Hak cipta dan pengeluaran semula: Penganjur berhak untuk mempamer atau mengeluar semula sebarang penyertaan yang diterima dalam apa juga bentuk bersesuaian dengan pameran dan sebarang cetakan bertujuan untuk publisiti dan promosi tanpa notis pemberitahuan terlebih dahulu, persetujuan atau sebarang pembayaran kepada peserta.

14.  All entries must reach Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, Lot 01-10, Level 1, East Wing, Berjaya Times Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA by12 noon on Friday, 30 September 2011.  Entries received after this due date will be disqualified. All winners will be notified by post, telephone and or emails.

Semua penyertaan mestilah sampai di Lot 01-10, Level 1, East Wing, Berjaya Times Square, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA sebelum 12 tengah hari pada Jumaat, 30 September 2011. Penyertaan yang dihantar selepas tamat tarikh dikira batal. Semua pemenang akan dihubungi melalui pos dan juga akan diumumkan di dalam akhbar.

15. By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and regulations as well as the decisions made by the Organizers and the panel of judges.

Dengan menyertai pertandingan ini bermakna peserta bersetuju untuk mematuhi segala syarat dan peraturan yang ditentukan oleh pihak Penganjur dan juga panel juri.

Prize Awards

Best 3 Pictures 
Each of the  winners is to receive a D7000 kit set, a SB900 Speedlight, Cash RM2,000.00 a trophy, a certificate and a 10th Anniversary Photo Awards catalogue.

5 Consolation Prizes
Each of the  winners is to receive a  D3100 kit set, a SB 700 Speedlight, Cash RM500.00 a trophy, a certificate and a 10th Anniversary Photo Awards catalogue.

Closing Date: 
12.00 noon on Friday, 
30 September 2011.

Tarikh Tutup: 
12 Tengah hari Jumaat, 
30 September 2011

Please send all your photograph entries to:
Sila hantar gambar dan borang penyertaan anda ke:

Organisers / Urusetia:
Nikon Malaysia 10th Anniversary Photo Awards 2011/12
c/o Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                
Lot 01-10, Level 1                                                                                                                           
East Wing                                                                                                                                  
Berjaya Times Square                                                                                                                
1 Jalan Imbi                                                                                                                                    
55100 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                   

t: + 603 214 20218, 214 20219
f: + 603 214 20229


All enquires can be forwarded to:      
Sebarang pertanyaan boleh di buat di:  

Entry form (photocopies are acceptable)
Borang penyertaan (salinan fotokopi diterima)