Winners of IM klik 2015 "We are Iskandarians"

Kee Jwee Hiong, 44, and Kelvin Balloo, 24, scooped first prize in the IM klik 2015 photography and short video contest and received their prizes at Iskarnival 2015, held recently at Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri.

Top prize winner, Kee Jwee Hiong, with his entry,
The Elder and the Young, and his prize cheque
"After hearing about IM klik, I joined the competition for the first time this year and am thrilled to win the top prize,” said Kee whose photograph entry entitled, “The Elder and the Young,” captures a special moment between an Orang Seletar child and her grandmother.

“It is typical of my generation to use technology to tell a compelling story and I enjoy shooting videos as a hobby,” said Balloo, a software analyst who clinched the top prize in the short video category with, “We are Iskandarians – This Is Our World.”

Second prize in the photography category went to Lau Wei Yang’s entry, “Jolly Splash” while “Morning Sustenance” by Selamat Ismail scored third prize.

"Jolly Splash" by Lau Wei Yang won second prize in
the photography category
In the short video category, “Nusajaya City – Iskandar Flagship Zone B” by Moh Tiong Aik won second prize while Ahmad Aizudeen’s entry, “Through My Window, an Iskandarian” came in third place.

The second edition of IM klik 2015, Iskandar Malaysia’s premier photography competition, received over 600 photo entries and more than 50 short video submissions from amateur and professional photographers.
This year’s theme was, “We are Iskandarians,” portraying people living and working in Iskandar Malaysia, with RM4,000, RM3,000 and RM2,000 for the top three prizes in the two categories.

The prizes were presented by Johor State Assembly Speaker, Tan Sri Haji Mohamad Haji Aziz and witnessed by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) President/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim and Khazanah Nasional Berhad Executive Director, Datuk Mohamad Hisham Hamdan.

Selamat Ismail with his winning entry,
"Morning Sustenance"
Video entries that creatively expressed the pride in being an Iskandarian, were uploaded on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, and judged by the number of “Likes” received.

Entrants also benefited from an exclusive, complimentary workshop conducted by renowned photography guru, Andrew Boey, from the Nikonean Beyond Photography Academy, Kuala Lumpur, to sharpen their technical skills to better capture the essence of Iskandar Malaysia on camera.

“These captivating images that transcend race, religion, culture and creed, are the windows to Iskandar Malaysia’s very heart and soul, and pays homage to the people of Johor,” said Syed Mohamed who hoped that the creativity in the winning photographs and videos will be an inspiration for participants in next year’s competition.

Twenty consolation prizes of RM500 each were awarded in the photography category while 10 consolation prizes of RM1,000 each were presented in the short video category.

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 8 Dec 2015

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