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Rewarding those who dare to dream

Lau (front row, in black suit) with the winners of the Dare to Dream short video competition.

Lau (front row, in black suit) with the winners of the Dare to Dream short video competition.

AWARDS for the top 10 entries in the Dare to Dream or D2D short video competition were presented at a prize-giving ceremony in Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur.

The competition, launched by MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in August last year, has gained positive response from the community, especially from those aged 30 years and younger.

A total of 58 entries were received by Dec 30, 2016.

A professional assessor verified all entries, shortlisted and selected the winners of which three were chosen as the champion, second- and third-place winners.

The winning entries were My Movie Dream (champion), Steering Wheel (second place), and Dream Catcher (third place) while the seven merit prizes went to The Most Brave Voice, Dream Far Away, Successful Loser, Silent Inspiration, Looking For Dream, Photograph the Dream, and Diffuse Dream.

MCA media publicity deputy chairman Lau Chin Kok said, “to dream is the biggest gift in life”.

“The 10 winning entries reflect the aspirations of young adults,” he said.

He added that they would continue to provide everyone with a platform to showcase their talent and hoped that people would promote the competition.

Lau, who is also MCA Youth technical and vocational education training bureau chairman, said the 10 winning videos showed that Malaysian youngsters were bold and dared to chase their dreams despite facing difficulties.

“Such commitment coincides with the spirit of the theme – ‘Dare to Dream’,” he said.

Lau added that although the entries did not reach the level of professionals, the videos were thought-provoking in terms of storyline, visual and presentation.

He singled out the triumphant entry My Movie Dream, and said it demonstrated how a man in the 1980s, with movie-making aspirations, achieved his dream despite hailing from a poor family.

In view of MCA’s commitment to holistic education, Lau said apart from the inspiring storyline, the winning entry also highlighted how MCA’s educational institutions such as Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) helped poor students fulfil their dreams of pursuing their studies.

“The competition enabled more people to learn about MCA’s role and contributions.”

The Dare to Dream short video competition was organised by the MCA Publicity Department.

To watch the winning entries, visit