Avid photographers are invited to take part in Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) photography contest where top prizes worth over RM 6000 are awaiting for them. A press release stated that the contest which is themed themed ‘Padi, Sawah dan Beras’, needed no registration form as contestants only need send a maximum of 3 8R size pictures together along with the particulars like name, address, IC number, telephone number, contest category, location, e mail address as well as the description of the picture taken.
The competition was launched on 1st Feb by Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd CEO Mohd Kamaluddin Mohd Effendie and it is divided in 2 categories namely media and public and it will end on 20th May. In addition to getting pictures of rice and paddy activities held in the state, the contest is also arranged with the target of educating people on importance of the rice and paddy industry mainly in terms of food contribution and safety towards the farmers.
This contest also provides a scope to the younger people to head down to rice and paddy grounds to produce their best pictures and this would expose them to the livelihood of paddy farmers in the state. Champs from the 2 categories will take away cash prize of RM 1000, certificate as well as a printer whereas the 1st and 2nd runners-up will get RM700 and RM500 respectively with a printer and a certificate. Twenty consolation prizes of certificate and cash will also be there.