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



Best Overall Photographer for the Year:
Mohd. Shahrulnizam bin Noordin (Johor)
Special Mention #1 Photographers for the year:
Lai Yew Weng (Malacca)
Special Mention #2 Photographers for the year:
Muhd Fuad Bin Abdul Rahim (Kedah)
Consolation Prizes:
Rusdi Bin Sembak (Selangor)
Song Hieng Ing (Sarawak)
Ng Wak Chuan (Sarawak)
Effendi Bin Mohd Yusof (Kedah)
Mohd Azri Bin Suratmin (Selangor)

Nikon Malaysia Celebrates Winners of I AM Nikon Annual Photo Contest 2014 

Nikon Malaysia has officially announced the winners of its I AM Nikon Annual Photo Awards 2014.
Mohd Shahrulnizam Noordi from Batu Pahat, Johor took home the Best Overall Photograph of the year award of a Nikon Df kit with an AF-S 50mm f/1.8 (special edition) lens, a certificate and a trophy.

Meanwhile, Lai Yew Weng from Malacca and Muhd Fuad Bin Abdual Rahim from Kedah received the Special Mention Photographers award, winning themselves a Nikon DSLR D7100 kit with AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, a certificate and a trophy.

Five consolation prize winners each won a Nikon Coolpix P330, a certificate and a trophy. These winners include Rusdi Bin Sembak from Selangor; Song Hieng Ing, from Sarawak; Ng Wak Chuan, from Sarawak; Effendi Bin Mohd Yusof, from Kedah and Mohd Azri Bin Suratmin from Selangor.

The contest attracted 36,606 submissions from 5,098 Nikon Club Malaysia members nationwide. Out of the submissions received, 1300 were shortlisted for the first round of judging. The judges indeed had their work cut out for them. To ensure the entries was treated fairly, the judging process involved a long and throughout procedure by a team of judges, including 27 Nikon state liaison representatives, who has had years of experience in the field of professional photography.

Night scene, reflection, faces, freeze, black & white, bokeh and colours were among the categories in which participants could submit their entries. A total of 10 categories were tested in this year’s annual contest to encourage photographers to explore new ideas and able to shoot in any situations, even the toughest condition.
“Many of the participants managed to capture some astounding photos, which gave the judges a tough time. The overwhelming response to this contest is testament to the growing interest of photography among Malaysians and I was impressed by the high quality photos capturing the themes,” said Mr David Ng, Nikon Malaysia General Manager, Consumer Products.

“It is true that a picture speaks thousand words. This contest is held annually to serve as a platform for Malaysian photographers to share their expressions and feelings which are inexpressible through words. Through this contest, we aim to explore their creativity in capturing photos in a variety of themes, subjects or situations. I am looking forward to seeing more astounding photographs of high quality in the future,” he added
The Nikon Annual Photo Contest was first introduced in 2010 and it continued to see a year-on-year increase in both participants and entries.