20 December, 2013, Kuala Lumpur. The ‘I am Nikon Annual Photo Awards’ has officially come to an end. The judges have gone through the arduous task of sifting through more than 35,000 applications that came in from more than 25,000 members of the Nikon Club in Malaysia to select the winners of the top three prizes and the five consolation prizes.
The top three prize winners are Zulhairi Bin Mansoor, 39, from Penang; Shamsul Azwan Bin Ibrahim, 27, from Kedah and Wong Chew Choon, 38, from Perak. Each of these top winners received a Nikon D610 FX Body camera, a certificate and a trophy.
Entries were judged on a few criteria, which included the overall quality and consistency of images, variety in depicting the eight categories and the expression of ideas – all crucial elements in determining a good photograph.
“The new categories this year was well received by participants and many of them came up with some really astounding photos. The judges truly had a tough time sorting through all the entries to determine the winners. That’s what we aim to do at the Nikon Club – to inspire people and develop budding photographers,” said Alex Moh, Manager of Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur.
He also commented that since the competition was introduced in 2009, it continued to see a year-on-year increase in both participants and entries, which has motivated Nikon Malaysia to carry on to develop new programs and activities for photography enthusiasts.