Saturday, 18 October 2008

Heads Up : KL PHOTO AWARDS 2009

''Call for entries''



Working in association with Time Out KL, the fast growing city listings magazine, and explorenation.net we are proud to announce the launch of the first KL PhotoAwards 2009 for contemporary photographic portraiture. The competition seeks to discover new interpretation of the much photographed genre of 'portraiture' within the practice, and is open to all participants from Malaysia and the surrounding nations.

There will be 2 categories of entry : Professional and Non-Professional and each participant is required to submit up to 6 images either singly or in a series title. The deadline is a long way away, 1 March 2009, so put on your thinking caps, get that dusty camera off your shelf and get cracking! We've made entry as simple as possible, no need to get your images printed and rely on the post, all registration and image entries are done online. So there's no excuse.

More info at www.klphotoawards.com or at www.timeoutkl.com

Oh, did I mention the prizes...? Top winners in each categories get USD3,000 and USD1,500 respectively with a couple of runners-up prizes thrown in. All winners get a specially commissioned trophy too and of course..fame and glory, for what's it worth.

So, just what is a portrait? It is so many things to so many people.

Is it just a pretty girl in swimwear or a desperate beggar by the roadside? Is it a drug addict's sombre look, or a happy bride in white? Is it a homeless family living in the Manila slums, or handsome Rolls Royce chauffeur in peak cap in Hong Kong. Looking for empathy, emotion, connection and all that stuff you learnt at workshops and schools.


The event will culminate at the Awards Presentation Evening to be held at The Annexe Gallery on the 7 May 2009 along with an exhibition of the top 40 images.

SO pass the word around and challenge your peers, your nation, and your country to a portrait shootout!


7 comments:

Patricia said...

Hello Steven,

This is such a beautiful blog. And I love your pix. I love the way you look at things!

I've been meaning to drop by and visit for a while, and now I'm so glad that I did!

Pat

Tigress said...

Hi Steven and Pat...

yeah great blog...hotshot photographer meh...

Portraits...sounds so inviting, exciting and fun...must try lah!!!

tigress said...

Aiyah! Payment by credit card only ah...no credit card lah! Cash cannot ah?

svllee said...

Hi Patricia, thanks for your visit. Pls do drop by more often.!

Tehsin? No credit card..? Beg..borrow or steal one!

Jo said...

Hi Steven,

How have you been? This is exciting. Timeout's a neat mag as well! A trophy too? Wonder what it'll look like!

svllee said...

Hi Jo,.. thanks. I have just met my artist whom I am commissioning the trophy. It will be like a little Oscar! (no..not the whale..the Hollywood kind) Please do pass the info around to yoru photog friends. Think about your subject and plan it.

Malaysian Tigress said...

i am good citizen.i carry only cash...no hutang2 tau...