Tips and Secrets to Succeed at the 2018 Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia

Only a few days left till the 2018 edition of the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia, and while we’re excited about NXT‘s official launch across the Causeway, we also want to make sure you’re ready with your trigger fingers on the shutter button.

We’re going to get into some useful tips to not only help you survive the competitive ordeal, but also give a head start a full week before the big day. Here are NXT’s tips and tricks to succeed at the 2018 Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia.


There won’t be any charging facilities provided, so bring along fully-charged spare batteries, and if you want to be on the safe side, pack portable chargers and docks too. You wouldn’t want to be in a situation where you’re forced out of the competition because you ran out of juice!


Bring your own card readers and USB cables for photo uploading, because if you don’t have one, you may not be able to submit your images for each theme. If you’re participating with friends, at least have one workable set in your possession. And don’t forget your memory cards!


Choose your desired image to submit while queueing to submit your photos, and make sure they are 10MB or less, and in JPEG format. You will only have two minutes from the moment you login to complete your submission and if you take too long, you may lose the opportunity to upload your photo.


Plan your routes. As you already know, traffic in Malaysia can a real pain in the backside. So you might want to consider car-pooling with a fellow shutterbug, or if you want to take it solo, GRAB is always an option.


Probably the most salient advice would be to stay out of trouble. It’s no doubt that you’ll be decked in cool Canon PhotoMarathon T-shirts (mandatory), but that is not a get-of-jail-free card. Keep on the right side of the law at all times and if you must take a picture of a stranger on the street, keep it sweet and ask for permission first.


  • All participants are to report at 0700hrs for registration at Sunway Pyramid – LG2, Blue Concourse.
  • Theme announcement schedule: Theme 1 (0900hrs), Theme 2 (1200hrs), Theme 3 (1500hrs) and Special Theme (0900hrs).
  • Photos submitted must be taken only during the competition hours and must have all EXIF data intact.

Visit the NXT Booth

NXT Angels

As you may already know, we are the official digital media for the Canon PhotoMarathon happening at Sunway Pyramid this year, but more importantly, it will be our official launch in Malaysia!

To celebrate this joyous occasion, we have two special treats for anyone who visits us at the booth on 20 October 2018.

Beyerdynamic Byron Wired earphones – RM240

Firstly, we will be running a photo contest of our own with three themes – Superhero, Rockstar and Jester. Pose with our NXT Angels based on the themes, upload onto Instagram using our predetermined hashtags (find out at the booth), and we’ll select the best ones before the end of the event. You will stand a chance to win Beyerdynamic Byron Wired earphones worth RM240.

Otterbox Pursuit case – RM150

Our second treat will be a special one-year subscription for the print version of NXT. Get 12 copies for a low price of RM253 at the booth (cash terms only) and get an Otterbox case (Symmetry or Pursuit) for your iPhone (7, 7 plus, 8, 8 plus, X or Xs) worth RM150 or the X-mini LIBERTY XOUNDPODS (true wireless earphones) worth RM210 – only the first 20 to do so will get the freebies, so act fast!


Follow NXT on Instagram. For more information about the 2018 Canon PhotoMarathon, visit the official event website.

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