Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2018 ended on a high note with over a 1,000 photography enthusiasts from all walks of life coming together, but the young ones stole the show.
Eighteen-year-old Darren Lee Tze Huei topped the Student Category while 9-year old Aliyah Zainab binti Asmady and 7-year old Muhammad Adam Mikhael bin Mohd Hafizan came in second and third, respectively.
On top of that, in line with Canon’s efforts to inspire and encourage photography interest amongst the younger generation, the Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia featured its first Inter-Varsity Challenge, which saw over 90 teams from 20 institutions of higher learning compete in groups of four.
The grand prize winner (best of show) in the Open Category, 33-year old Mohd Safuan Salahudin from Kedah, with the highest overall score across the three themes, won an all-expenses-paid photography trip to Japan to participate in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship alongside winners from 12 other countries as well as the newly launched Canon EOS R mirrorless camera.
In the Open Category, Sadiq Asyraf Mohd Yusof emerged victorious as first prize winner, followed by Nursanto Soeradi Somo and Shahrizul Ahmad Shukri in second and third place respectively, while three winners walked away with consolation prizes.
A special prize went to Choon Pang Heong who came out tops in the Partner’s theme bonus Category.
Winners also took home a host of prizes from sponsors including Western Digital, Viewsonic, Luminox, Sandisk, Grab, Digital Camera Magazine, Photobook Worldwide and Herschel Supply.
The largest ‘live’ photography competition in Malaysia challenged participants’ creative boundaries and showcased their skillful camera techniques – be it a compact, DSLR or mirrorless – to capture photographs based on three themes which are only revealed onsite at different times during the day.
Canon also announced its selection of the first six Canon EOS Youth Ambassadors (EYA) who completed a series of workshops and an apprenticeship under the Canon EOS Ambassadors to qualify.