Rajang River Photo Safari 2010 Contest

Theme: Nature, Culture and Great Adventure

  • Photographs must depict the natural scenery along the Rajang River and its tributaries, culture and lives of the people living along the rivers, flora and fauna and mode of transport along the rivers

Rules and Regulations

  1. This contest is open to all, including foreign participants.The contest is divided into 3 categories: (1) Open (2) Most Creative Photographer (3) Young Photographer.
  2. All photographs for the contest must be taken between September 15, 2009 to September 15, 2010, in places along the Rajang River and its tributaries.
  3. Photographers may use analog or digital cameras. Digital camera must be 5MP and above.
  4. Only colour prints in 8R size (8” x 12”) are acceptable.
  5. Photographers can summit any number of photos. Photos should not be framed and can be in glossy paper.
  6. Photos must be submitted together with a CD with the ORGINAL images. The size of the digital image shall be at least 2MB. (ORGINAL means no digital alternation/manipulation in any manner).
  7. All photographs and digital images submitted are not returnable and shall remain the property of Kingwood Hotel Group. All the owners of the photographs shall grant full and exclusive copyright of their submitted photos to the organiser, the Kingwood Hotel Group.Kingwood Hotel Group reserves absolute rights to reproduce, publicize and exhibit the photographs in whatever form and medium and in whatever venue, without notification and further payment to the photographers.
  8. All expenses incurred are the sole responsibility of the photographer. The organiser, however, will arrange one photo safari at discounted prices to either Kapit or Katibas. The departure date will be announced at an appropriate time.
  9. The organizers shall not be liable to any loss or damage of personal belongings, including the camera equipment and any bodily injuries due to accidents.
  10. Photographs submitted for the contest must be the original work of the photographer. They must not have won prizes in any other contest nor have they been previously published in any form of media elsewhere.
  11. Each photograph must be submitted with an entry form pasted on the back. Multiple entries can be stored in just one CD for submission.
  12. Entry form can be downloaded from http://pssibu.blogspot.com Photocopy of the entry forms are acceptable. Entry forms are also available from (1) the office bearers of the Photographic Society of Sibu (PSS) .Please refer to PSS’s blog for their contacts. (2) The Star newspaper (published every Saturday, and Wednesday in the Metro section).
  13. There is a registration fee for this photography contest. Malaysians pay RM10/-. Non Malaysians pays USD10/-.Students pay RM5/-
  14. A photographer may submit any number of entries and each participant can qualify for more than one prize.
  15. Photographs will be judge on the basis of composition, clarity, technique, content, colour and caption. The judges have the option to change the judging criteria without notice.
  16. Only slight adjustment/enhancements which are restricted to sharpness, colour balance, curve, level and contrast of the submitted photos are allowed. Photographs failing to adhere to these guidelines will be disqualified. (However only original digital files are accepted)
  17. The Young Photographer Prize is for participants 13-18 years old. Young participants must obtain endorsement or consent from their parents or teachers
  18. The Most Creative Photographer Prize is for photographers who submit photographs which are digitally enhanced. They should submit photographs together with a CD with the enhanced images.
  19. The decision of the judges is final and no queries on the result will be entertained.
  20. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
  21. The organizer shall not be responsible for photographs damaged or lost during mail. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.
  22. The organizer reserves the right to substitute the prizes to others of equivalent value as it deems fit.By participating in these competitions, participants agree to abide by the above rules and regulations as well as the decisions of the organizer and the judges.
  23. All prizes must be collected personally at a prize-giving ceremony at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu at the end of October, 2010 in conjunction with the soft opening of the hotel’s new extension. The actual date will be announced later.
  24. All winning entries will be on display at a photo exhibition at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu, at the end of October, 2010.
  25. All entries must reach the following address on or before 30th September, 2010:

Mr. Philip Hii
The Organising Chairman,
Rajang River Photo Safari
C/O Kingwood Hotel,
No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,
96000 Sibu , Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: 6-0168603338

  • Prizes:


  • 1st prize: RM4000 + certificate
  • 2nd prize: RM2,500 + certificate
  • 3rd prize: RM1,500 + certificate
  • 10 consolation prizes of RM300 each + certificate
  • 30 prizes of RM50 each for finalists.
  • Young Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
  • Most Creative Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
  • Organising Committee:
    • Mr. Philip Hii
    • Mr. Roger Tiong (FRPS)
    • Mr. Hii Che Siew (FRPS)
    • Mr. Steve Ling
    • Mr. Abang Abdul Khalid
    • Mr. Suhardy Busserah.
  • Advisor: Mr. Hii King Chiong, CEO of Kingwood Hotel Group
  • Official Hotel: Kingwood Hotel, Sibu

for more info please visit: http://www.pssibu.blogspot.com

Mr. Philip Hii

The Organising Chairman,

Rajang River Photo Safari

C/O Kingwood Hotel,

No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,

96000 Sibu , Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tel: 6-0168603338

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