KUCHING: The Borneo Post won two prizes in the English category of the annual Sains Sarawak Chief Minister’s ICT Media Competition last night.
Business writer Yvonne Tuah won the first prize with her article ‘Powering the digital wave’, while column contributor and Swinburne University of Technology lecturer Mujahid Tabassum won the second prize with the article ‘The rise of VoiP Technology’. The third prize went to Samson Tan from Rakan Sarawak with his article ‘Cactus – Solution to better manage office correspondence’.
In the Bahasa Melayu category, first prize went to Haini Darani (Utusan Sarawak), second prize to Effa Edward Daung (Rakan Sarawak) and third prize to former Utusan Borneo reporter Hamimi Abu Kassim.
In the Chinese category, Jong Wan Joon from Sin Chew Daily bagged the first prize, while Jap Pei Ye from The Borneo Post’s sister paper See Hua Daily won both the second and third prizes.
The winners received their prizes from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
The Sarawak Chief Minister’s ICT Media Competition is organised by Sarawak Information Systems (Sains) under the patronage of the chief minister. It is held to encourage journalists to report on ICT matters to help promote and educate the people of Sarawak on the importance and benefits of ICT usage.
The gathering also included the presentation of several awards to the winners of Sains’ two other corporate social responsibility (CSR) competitions.
The Open Source Mobile Apps Development Competition was won by Bong Kin Kiet, Alexius Lim and Wong How Ming of Swinburne University of Technology. Second prize went to Tan Mei Synn of Unimas and third prize was won by Daniel Vong Wei Liang of Swinburne.
This competition is held biennially to encourage the development of innovative and new ICT applications by university students to create a pool of homegrown ICT talent in Sarawak.
The I-Care about Sarawak Video Competition was won by Mohammad Syafiq Harzmi, Justin Sim Thian Chiang and Mohamad Syahkhinin Sharkawi. This competition represents an opportunity for budding film makers to showcase their skills to the public through Sains’ Infocast Kenyalang.
The prizes of the two competitions were presented by Sains chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan.