KUCHING: Audition for ‘Road to London Borneo Hornbill Festival 2016’ will open with the first one to be held at Pustaka Miri at Jalan Kipas here tomorrow (Feb 5) from 3.30 to 8pm.
The next one will be at Bintulu Civic Centre at Tun Haji Ahmad Zaidi on Saturday (Feb 6) from 8.30 to 11.30am. The audition will then continue the same day at Sibu Civic Centre at Jalan Wong King Hou from 3 to 6pm.
On Feb 7, it will then proceed to Kuching at the Youth and Sports Complex at Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce (1 to 6pm)
From Kuching, the organiser, Persatuan Warisan Sarawak, will proceed to Sabah to hold the audition on Feb 12 at Marudu Inn, Kota Marudu (4 to 7pm).
Then it is followed up the next day at the University Kolej Yayasan Sabah, Jalan Pej JKR in Kota Kinabalu (4 to 8pm).
And on Feb 14, the audition will take place at Kompleks Sukan Keningau from 11am to 2pm.
Lastly, the organiser will proceed to Malaysia Tourism Centre at Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur to hold the audition on Feb 20 from 3 to 8pm.
According to the organiser in a press statement, those living overseas are invited to join and audition over viber.
Winners for Miss Sabah Open, Miss Kadazandusun, Miss Iban, Miss Bidayuh, Miss Orang Ulu, Mister Sabah and Mister Sarawak will be flown to London for the grand finale of Miss and Mister Borneo Hornbill Festival 2016.
The statement also revealed that total prizes worth RM100,000 await winners.
Grand title of ‘Miss Borneo Ethnic 2016’ and ‘Mr Borneo Ethnic 2016’ will each receive RM15,000 of Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) investment scheme, plus a trophy and a shawl.
However, the final amount of RM15,000 is subject to maturity of investment throughout the specified duration, according to the statement.
For ‘Miss Sabah Open’ category, first prize winner will receive Harrods handbags, a trophy, a shawl and a trip to London.
Second and third place winners will receive Harrods handbags, a trophy and a shawl each. For ‘Miss Kadazandusun’, first prize winner will get Harrods handbags, a trophy, a shawl and a trip to London, while second and third place winners will each receive Harrods handbags, a trophy and a shawl.
First place winners in ‘Miss Orang Ulu’, ‘Miss Bidayuh’, and ‘Miss Iban’ categories will each get Harrods handbags, plus a trophy, a shawl and a trip to London.
As for second and third place winners from each of the categories, they will each receive Harrods handbags, a trophy and a shawl.
For ‘Mr Sabah’ and ‘Mr Sarawak’, first place winner in each of the categories will receive Costar Diamond watch, a trophy, a shawl and a trip to London, while their second and third place winners will receive Costar Diamond watch, a trophy, a shawl each.
The overall champion for the ‘Borneo Ethnic Dance 2016’ will receive RM3,500, a trophy, a certificate plus a tour, while the ‘Special Jury Award’ will receive RM300. The ‘Ethnic Dance’ champion will bring home RM1,800, plus a trophy and a certificate.
Winners for ‘Best Ethnic Costume’ and ‘Best Ethnic Choreography’ will each receive RM400.
‘Drama Tari’ champion will get RM1,800, a trophy and a certificate. Winners for ‘Best Drama Tari Costume’ and ‘Drama Tari Choreography’ category will each walk away with RM400.
The Costar Diamonds watches are Costar Diamonds Amsterdam established since 1840, while the Harrods handbags are Harrods world’s most famous women’s designer fashion in United Kingdom.
Those who wish to seek more information, call Dr Laurence at 013-3920870, Agustus Sapen (016-2811631), or Munica Liwan (016-6221760).