Penangite wins National Photography Open Contest
Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
KOTA KINABALU: Penangite Lee Xiao Mei, 25, yesterday won the National Photography Open Contest which carried the theme ‘Malaysian Chinese Culture’.
The quantity surveyor who adopted photography as a hobby four years ago, defeated 98 other photographers to receive RM10,000 cash.
Some 900 entries were received from throughout the country.
Xiao Mei said that her picture composition featured a 92-year-old relative preparing Chinese dumplings and later feeding them to a grandson.
She added this was not the first time she had won a photography competition.
“I won the KL CIMB foundation photography competition and the prize was RM30,000,” said Xiao Mei who visited Sabah for the first time.
When was asked about her first impression of the state, she said: “As I was reaching the airport, I saw the water from the plane. It was nice. Sabah is almost like Penang, but there are not so many heritage buildings.”
The second and third prize winners were Kng Li Yun (Johor) who won RM5,000 and Lee Wei Ping (Selangor) who took home RM3,000.
Consolations prizes of RM300 each were won by 20 people, including Sabahan Fong Weng Chau.
The prize giving ceremony of the event organised by the Sabah Art and Photographic Society was held at the Palm Square near here yesterday.