ReCom.org
Portal Page Forum Wiki Social Groups Scholarship Holders Infobase Site Map About
Go Back   ReCom.org > Forum > ReCom Activities Hub > ReCom Studio > Visual Arts

Visual Arts Photography, painting, or even graffiti. Unleash your talents and discuss about any genre of visual arts here!

Dear Photography: A capture of meaning - A CEKU competition

Reply
 
Thread Tools
levinalim Female
Super Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
  #1 Old 01-05-2012 Default Dear Photography: A capture of meaning - A CEKU competition

Greetings everyone! Would you be interested in a photo competition with an interesting twist?

If your answer is yes, the CEKU "Dear Photograph" photography competition is for you!

In conjunction with the theme for the 6th Malaysian Student Leaders Summit, “The Malaysian Metamorphosis”, the CEKU team has decided to launch a photography competition with a twist, inspired by Dear Photograph.

In less than 200 words, tell us your story by taking a picture of a picture from the past.

The winner will be announced at the 6th Malaysian Student Leaders Summit. All finalists will be invited to attend the summit.

All entries will be published on CEKU, and a shortlist of 5 entries will be chosen based on how many ‘Likes’ the entry has on CEKU (here and its Facebook page) and UKEC, and the final winner will be decided by CEKU.

The grand prize winner will receive a Fuji Instax mini 7s camera (with film included), and all finalists will receive a token of appreciation.

For more information about the competition, see:
http://www.ukeconline.com/CEKU/dear-...y-competition/

Last edited by levinalim; 03-05-2012 at 11:19 AM. Reason: Link error corrected
levinalim is offline   Reply With Quote
sliceofcheese Female
Less Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 60
  #2 Old 01-05-2012 Default Re: Dear Photography: A capture of meaning - A CEKU competition

Sigh, another competition where the number of Facebook likes will advance you to the next round. I feel this is social media being used in the wrong context.
sliceofcheese is offline   Reply With Quote
levinalim Female
Super Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
  #3 Old 03-05-2012 Default Re: Dear Photography: A capture of meaning - A CEKU competition

Quote:
Originally Posted by sliceofcheese View Post
Sigh, another competition where the number of Facebook likes will advance you to the next round. I feel this is social media being used in the wrong context.
Not at all. While I do understand your sentiment (it comes across as commercialization; turning what is essentially of meaning into a silly popularity contest, if I'm not wrong?)

Rest assured that this isn't the case. Social media has proven to be a useful platform to spread messages, and indeed, we are utilizing it for this reason. But does it mean we believe that the amount of likes garnered is able to set a value onto the meaning behind the photograph? Definitely not. At most, it would only be representative of the subjective feelings of the sentiments of a subset of voters on how the photo and its story has made them feel. And that too, is provided that voters have voted genuinely, and not simply out of mere support for their friends.

The purpose behind the competition is this: We want to encourage Malaysians to write about Malaysia, to have them recall memorable memories they have had in the past, in their homeland, with the people they love. It isn't so much a competition, than a hopeful call - For people to take a step back, and recall who and what they have cared about, where they had their best moments, yet have forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life; neglected in the pursuit of worldly goals.

If one would submit an entry, it would hardly be for the sake of winning a competition, nor would it be for the sake of obtaining a polaroid camera, nor even for the sake of receiving a token of appreciation. It would be for the opportunity to capture and carve what carries personal significance to us; that which has been so cherished in memory we do not wish to forget, expressed in a form that bears meaning. And possibly, to inspire and connect others who may feel the same way.

We genuinely wish to play our part in planting this seed, as best as we can.

I hope this clarifies.
levinalim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ceku, competition, photography

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info: CEKU Bookmark Caption Competition shuwenteo Youth and Charity 0 08-05-2011 04:50 AM
Literal meaning to Dog eat Dog world pinknotebook Window to the World 7 14-06-2009 11:44 AM
Meaning of Scholarship Allowance? joofei Pre-U/ Undergraduate/ Postgraduate 8 01-10-2008 07:57 PM
Patriotism; the true meaning? Zeroth Malaysia Today 26 15-04-2008 06:26 PM
Dear Thelma hApEenDiNg Social and Entertainment Corner 26 07-07-2005 11:26 PM


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 10:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

ReCom stands for Reborn Community. It has no affiliation with other organizations that may share the same name. The views expressed in this website solely represent the authors point of view and do not necessarily reflect the views of ReCom Anchors and other ReCom users.


 

Page generated in 0.08387 seconds with 17 queries