Public invited to vote for favourite T-shirt design


HOW CREATIVE: Ik Pahon taking a closer look at one of the T-shirt designs at the Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival T-Shirt Design Exhibition and Voting Competition.

KUCHING: In conjunction with this year’s Borneo Jazz (BJ) and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has once again roped in the creative talents of local university students to design T-shirts which will be produced as merchandise items for the iconic events.

A total of 130 T-shirt designs will be displayed at the T-Shirt Design Exhibition and Voting Competition at tHe Spring Shopping Mall until tomorrow (March 4). It features the artistic works of students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak and Limkokwing Borneo.

“Throughout the years, STB has recognised talents of our university students to design T-shirts for the events. I’m glad to note the students’ enthusiasm in communicating and challenging their passion and creativity,” said permanent secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Datu Ik Pahon Joyik when launching the event here yesterday.

“Hopefully, through this programme, the group of young people will further develop their passion, ambition and creativity so that it will be useful for them in the future, the state and our country,” he said, adding that the T-shirt design competition represents the opportunity for bright, creative minds to share their vision and inspiration to convey Sarawak’s rich cultural identity to a worldwide audience at the two festivals.

Members of the public are invited to cast their votes for their favourite T-shirt designs during the four-day exhibition where they will also stand a chance to win tickets to the festivals.

The winning designer, on the other hand, will be rewarded with daily passes to the annual festivals as well as certificates from their respective universities.

Meanwhile, promotional tickets to the renowned music fests will also be available at the exhibition.  Early birds will be able to purchase one-day tickets at an attractive 50 per cent discount.

Both BJ and RWMF to be held on May 11 to 12 and July 13 to 15 respectively, have garnered much global acclaim, setting a platform to showcase the best of what Sarawak has to offer the world. They are also an opportunity for Sarawakians and visitors to converge and be part of a cultural and musical extravaganza.

Around 22,000 visitors are expected to attend RWMF, which will kick off with an opening night on July 12 at the Damai Bay Centre.