Rajang River Photo Safari 2010
organized by the Photographic Society of Sibu
Theme: Nature, Culture and Great Adventure
(Photographs must depict the natural scenery along the Rajang
River and its tributaries, culture and lives of the people living
along the rivers, flora and fauna and mode of transport along
Contest Rules and Regulations
1. This contest is open to all, including foreign participants.
The contest is divided into 3 categories: (1) Open (2) Most
Creative Photographer (3) Young Photographer
2. All photographs for the contest must be taken between
September 15, 2009 to September 15, 2010, in places along
the Rajang River and its tributaries.
3.Photographers may use analog or digital cameras. Digital
camera must be 5MP and above.
4. Only colour prints in 8R size (8” x 12”) are acceptable.
5. Photographers can summit any number of photos. Photos
should not be framed and can be in glossy paper.
6. Photos must be submitted together with a CD with the
ORGINAL images. The size of the digital image shall be at
least 2MB. (ORGINAL means no digital
alternation/manipulation in any manner).
7.All photographs and digital images submitted are not
returnable and shall remain the property of Kingwood Hotel
Group. All the owners of the photographs shall grant full and
exclusive copyright of their submitted photos to the organiser,
the Kingwood Hotel Group.
Kingwood Hotel Group reserves absolute rights to reproduce,
publicize and exhibit the photographs in whatever form and
medium and in whatever venue, without notification and
further payment to the photographers.
8.All expenses incurred are the sole responsibility of the
photographer. The organiser, however, will arrange one photo
safari at discounted prices to either Kapit or Katibas. The
departure date will be announced at an appropriate time.
9.The organizers shall not be liable to any loss or damage of
personal belongings, including the camera equipment and any
bodily injuries due to accidents.
10.Photographs submitted for the contest must be the original
work of the photographer. They must not have won prizes in
any other contest nor have they been previously published in
any form of media elsewhere.
11. Each photograph must be submitted with an entry form
pasted on the back. Multiple entries can be stored in just one
CD for submission.
12. Entry form can be downloaded from
http://pssibu.blogspot.com Photocopy of the entry forms are
acceptable. Entry forms are also available from (1) the office
bearers of the Photographic Society of Sibu (PSS) .Please refer
to PSS’s blog for their contacts. (2) The Star newspaper
(published every Saturday, and Wednesday in the Metro
13. There is a registration fee for this photography contest.
Malaysians pay RM10/-. Non Malaysians pays USD10/
-.Students pay RM5/-
14. A photographer may submit any number of entries and
each participant can qualify for more than one prize.
15. Photographs will be judge on the basis of composition,
clarity, technique, content, colour and caption. The judges have
the option to change the judging criteria without notice.
16.Only slight adjustment/enhancements which are restricted
to sharpness, colour balance, curve, level and contrast of the
submitted photos are allowed. Photographs failing to adhere to
these guidelines will be disqualified. (However only original
digital files are accepted)
17:The Young Photographer Prize is for participants 13-18
years old. Young participants must obtain endorsement or
consent from their parents or teachers
18: The Most Creative Photographer Prize is for
photographers who submit photographs which are digitally
enhanced. They should submit photographs together with a
CD with the enhanced images.
19.The decision of the judges is final and no queries on the
result will be entertained.
20.Winners will be notified by phone or email.
21.The organizer shall not be responsible for photographs
damaged or lost during mail. Proof of posting is not proof of
22.The organizer reserves the right to substitute the prizes to
others of equivalent value as it deems fit.By participating in
these competitions, participants agree to abide by the above
rules and regulations as well as the decisions of the organizer
and the judges.
23.All prizes must be collected personally at a prize-giving
ceremony at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu at the end of October,
2010 in conjunction with the soft opening of the hotel’s new
extension.The actual date will be announced later.
24.All winning entries will be on display at a photo exhibition
at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu, at the end of October, 2010.
25. All entries must reach the following address on or before
September 30, 2010:
Mr. Philip Hii
The Organising Chairman,
Rajang River Photo Safari
C/O Kingwood Hotel,
No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,
96000 Sibu , Sarawak, Malaysia.
C/O Kingwood Hotel,
No. 12, Lorong Lanang 4,
96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
1st prize: RM4000 + certificate
2nd prize: RM2,500 + certificate
3rd prize: RM1,500 + certificate
10 consolation prizes of RM300 each + certificate
30 prizes of RM50 each for finalists.
Young Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
Most Creative Photographer Prize: RM500 + certificate
Organising Committee: Philip Hii, Roger Tiong (FRPS) ,Hii
Chi Siew (FRPS) ,Steve Ling, Abang Abdul Khalid, Suhardy
Advisor: Hii King Chiong, CEO of Kingwood Hotel Group
Official newspaper: The Star
Official hotel: Kingwood Hotel, Sibu.
,Abang Khalid, Suhardy.