NIKON/STARBUCKS | TRADITIONS OF IPOH | PHOTO CONTEST QUARTER(1) 2015 - WINNERS & RESULTS

Date Published: 6/14/2015
Category: Nikon Photo Contest

NIKON/STARBUCKS | TRADITIONS OF IPOH | PHOTO CONTEST QUARTER(1) 2015 - WINNERS & RESULTS





TRADITIONS OF IPOH
CELEBRATED AT STARBUCKS

Starbucks – Nikon contest commemorates ‘Ipoh’s Traditions’ in pictures



June 2015, Ipoh - In collaboration with Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company, Nikon Club Malaysia once again embarked on another truly unique initiative for its members to honor traditions of Ipoh. The endeavor takes the form of an ongoing photo contest run over three quarters in 2015 with the winning photographs to be displayed at selected Starbucks stores.

The Q1 theme of “Traditions of Ipoh” which ran from 15 May to 15 June 2014, leveraged on the rich living heritage and culture of Ipoh city. Participants were called on to submit photographs capturing heritage buildings and landmark, diverse people, art and culture in Ipoh using creative and innovative ways.

More than 300 entries were received during the contest from hopefuls contesting for the grand prize worth more than RM3,000! Ten entries were shortlisted, and three were ultimately declared winners.

The winning entries will be displayed at Starbucks Drive-Thru, Tambun, Ipoh, where a prize giving ceremony was also held on 13 June 2015, Saturday.

Donnie Gervacio Sinongco 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. Chong Keng Loy was crowned first runner-up and was presented with a Starbucks hamper worth RM700 and a Nikon J1 with 10mm lens. Meanwhile, second runner-up was Ng Wei Chean, who 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 Marketing 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 Ipoh.”

“Through this competition, participants from different walks of life were able to put their skills to the test to immortalise the splendour of Ipoh 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 Malaysia which currently have more than 30,000 members in nationwide” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Salleharon Ahmad, Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Digital Strategy, Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei said, “We have 196 Starbucks stores all around Malaysia and we realized that each state has its own uniqueness to showcase. Therefore, we would like to play a role in commemorating local culture and traditions. By participating in a photo contest with Nikon, we hope to encourage people to appreciate and embrace the rich traditions of Ipoh.”



Prize-giving Ceremony at Starbucks Tambun, Ipoh on 13 Jun 2015
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OFFICIAL RESULTS
1st Grand Prize:
Donnie Gervacio Sinongco
2nd Prize:
Chong Keng Loy
3rd Prize: 
Ng Wei Chean
Consolation Prizes:
Wong Chew Choon
Ong Boon Piow
Sin Chin Yen
Zulhairi Bin Mansoor
Nguan Wee Yong
Hazize Bin San
Liew See Yuan
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