George Town, 18 July 2023 – The Penang Heritage Photography Fiesta 2.0 came to a close with the presentation of prizes to the eighteen winners across all four categories. The closing ceremony took place at GSC Gurney Plaza in George Town, Penang.
The campaign was jointly organized by PPB Group Berhad and its property division, PPB Properties, SONY Malaysia, and the George Town Festival. Meanwhile, GSC served as the official venue sponsor.
This year’s theme highlights the rich historical legacy of the heritage buildings in George Town and pays tribute to the artistry of Penang’s traditional craftsmen.
“I am proud to witness the remarkable photographs submitted by the participants. As a fellow Penangite, I am glad to see that the photos and videos of the competition entries not only feature the historic architectural landmarks of George Town, Penang but also vividly capture the vibrant traditions, cultural expressions, and invaluable traditional craftsmanship that define our community,” said Low Eng Hooi, CEO of PPB Properties.
The Penang Heritage Photography Fiesta, which ran from 8 April to 16 July 2023, is a three-pronged campaign involving photography and videography workshops, a competition, and a photography exhibition. This year’s competition presented a heightened challenge as participants were required to submit both digital and printed photographs, while video categories were limited to a maximum of 90 seconds.
The exhibition, which was open to the public from 1 to 16 July 2023 at The Whiteaways Arcade, showcased the top 50 finalist photographs and 30 photographs from George Town Festival’s Moments photobook, contributed by seasoned photographers.
The highlight of the event was the live video screening of all the finalist videos and photographs on a cinema screen, followed by the announcement of the winners and a short awards presentation ceremony. The winners received prizes worth RM22,000, including the grand prize of a SONY digital mirrorless camera valued at RM3,500.
This year’s Photography Fiesta 2.0 saw 600 participants throughout the campaign.