Date Published: 12/17/2014
Category: Nikon Photo Contest


Starbucks – Nikon photo contest memorialises ‘Colors of Sarawak’ through pictures

December 2014, Sarawak - In collaboration with Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company, Nikon Club Malaysia once again embarked on another truly unique initiative for its members in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014. The endeavor takes the form of an ongoing photo contest run over three quarters in 2014 with the winning photographs to be displayed at selected Starbucks outlets.

The Q4 theme of “Colors of Sarawak” which ran from 1 July to 31 August 2014, leveraged on the colorful culture of Sarawak. Participants were called on to submit photographs capturing heritage buildings and landmark, diverse people, art and culture in Sarawak rendering their interpretation of ‘colors’ in Sarawak using creative and innovative ways

More than 850 entries were received during the contest from hopefuls contesting for the grand prize worth more than RM2,000! Ten entries were shortlisted, and three were ultimately declared winners.

The winning entries, along with those of other participants will be displayed at Starbucks Plaza Merdeka, Sarawak, where a prize giving ceremony was also held on 14 December, 2014.

Edanan bin Taiban took home the grand prize of a Starbucks hamper worth RM1000, a one year supply of Starbucks Coffee and a Nikon D3300 with kit lens 18- 55mm. Meanwhile, Cajetan Rex Clement was crowned first runner-up and was presented with a Starbucks hamper worth RM700 and a Nikon J1 with 10mm lens. The second runner-up, Song Hieng Ing, walked away with a Starbucks hamper worth RM500 and a Nikon Coolpix P330.

Consolation prizes of Starbucks hampers and Nikon merchandise totaling up to RM2,400 were awarded to participants in 4th through 10th placing.

Mr. David Ng, Nikon Malaysia General Manager, Consumer Products said, “We are truly glad to once again join forces with Starbucks to successfully complete another edition of this ongoing competition, this time bringing to light the immersive beauty and panorama of Sarawak. Indeed, this glorious state is stooped in a rich cultural heritage and ancient civilization, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.”

“Through this competition, participants from different walks of life were able to put their skills to the test to immortalise the splendour of Malaysia’s largest state, while allowing them to explore their creativity in presenting their love of nature and culture through the art and science of photography, which we champion at Nikon through the Nikon Club,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Salleharon Ahmad, Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Digital Strategy, Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei said, “We have 182 Starbucks stores in Malaysia and many of our stores are located at tourists destinations and have a responsibility in promoting these wonderful locations to the world. By participating in this photo contest with Nikon, we hope to contribute to Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and encourage people to appreciate embrace the beautiful colors of Sarawak, and Malaysia as a whole.”

“Starbucks has operated for 15 years in Malaysia and is focus on providing a third place to our customers. We want to be able to give customers a platform to enjoy their favorite coffee in a cozy environment,” said Mr. Salleharon.


1st Grand Prize:
Edanan bin Taiban
2nd Prize:
Cajetan Rex Clement
3rd Prize: 
Song Hieng Ing
Consolation Prizes:
Hazize bin San
Ng Wei Chean
Ranggau Anak Gom
Wong Lit Wei
Liew Yong Fei
Ng Chee Khoon
John Lai Teck Kee

Grand prize winner, Edanan. (Second from the left)

2nd Place Winner, Cajetan Rex Clement (second from the left)

6th Place Consolation winner, Ranggau Anak Gom. (Second from the left)

8th Place Consolation winner, Michael Liew. (Second from the left)

9th Place Consolation winner, Ng Chee Khoon. (Second from the left)

photo by Edanan bin Taiban

photo by Cajetan Rex Clement

photo by Song Hieng Ing

photo by Hazize bin San

photo by Ng Wei Chean

photo by Ranggau Anak Gom

photo by Wong Lit Wei

photo by Liew Yong Fei

photo by Ng Chee Khoon

photo by John Lai Teck Kee