IM klik photo competition is here again!

The Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) IM klik 2015, Iskandar Malaysia’s premier photography competition is back again for the second year and over 1,000 submissions are expected this time around.

Winning entry in IM klik 2014, "Kota Iskandar - kota cinta
hatiku" by Mohd Nazri Sulaiman
Starting from now till Oct 31, amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit their entries that are good enough to win cash vouchers of RM4,000 for the top prize, RM3,000 and RM2,000 respectively for the second and third prizes and 27 consolation prizes.

The IIB IM klik 2015 photography and short video competition is presented in the theme, “We are Iskandarians,” to portray people living and working in Iskandar Malaysia.

The competition this year comes with an added category for short videos where participants may apply their creativity to express their pride in being an Iskandarian.

Second place winner in IM klik 2014, "Harmony at
Iskandar Region" by Francis Pay Ah Khee
The 15-second videos that should be uploaded on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, will be judged by the number of “Likes” received.

Registered participants are eligible to attend an exclusive, complimentary workshop conducted by renowned photography guru, Andrew Boey, from the Nikonean Beyond Photography Academy, Kuala Lumpur.

This fun and hands-on, full-day workshop scheduled on Oct 10, will be held at Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club to help participants sharpen their technical skills to better capture the essence of Iskandar Malaysia on camera.

Third place winner in IM klik 2014, "Sunset in
 Kota Iskandar" by Sun Kong Wei
“We are honoured to receive so many good submissions last year from Iskandarians from all walks of life who proudly portrayed Iskandar Malaysia in the way they saw the city evolving before their very eyes,” said IIB President/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim, citing the stunning shots in top winning entries by Mohd Nazri Sulaiman, Francis Pay Ah Khee and Sun Kong Wei.

“Now we would like to see the pulse of this region – their laughter, their gatherings and the genuine spirit of its people, under the theme, “We are Iskandarians”, he added.

Over 90 photographs from the top 53 winners and specially selected photographs in the theme, “Liveable City of Iskandar Malaysia” from the inaugural IM klik photography competition last year, have been compiled in an exclusive coffee-table book entitled, “Iskandar Malaysia – Through the Lens.”

To register and submit entries to IIB IM klik 2015 competition, visit website:

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 2 Oct 2015

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