Contest invites tertiary students to draw our intangible heritage


Muhammad Aqmar’s artwork titled, ‘Ikatan Kasih’ bagged the first prize in the oil/acrylic category last year.

FOR the 21st year running, the Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition is inviting budding Malaysian artists to celebrate the nation’s rich cultural history through art.

Keeping to the overarching theme of “Malaysian Heritage”, participants this year are encouraged to draw inspiration from our nation’s intangible cultural heritage.

The competition recognises the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our country, including limiting our movement and interactions, while at the same time enabling us to cherish the nuances of everyday life.

Intangible heritage includes oral traditions, performing arts, customs and social practices as well as cultural materials. Participants are encouraged to illustrate the legends, folk dances, rituals and crafts of our nation.

The contest invites Malaysians who are currently pursuing tertiary education to take part for a chance to win up to RM82,000 worth of cash and prizes.

The first-prize winner for each category will receive RM8,000 cash, while the runner-up and third-prize winners will receive RM3,000 and RM2,000 cash, respectively.

‘Welcome to Jalan Tun HS Lee’ by Yong Hui Lin won first prize in the mixed media category last year.‘Welcome to Jalan Tun HS Lee’ by Yong Hui Lin won first prize in the mixed media category last year.

Two consolation prizes of RM500 each will also be awarded. In addition, an award certificate and RM500 worth of TGV Cinemas vouchers or its equivalent will be provided to all winners, as well as a certificate and winner’s catalogue.

Participants have until Oct 15 to submit as many entries as they like.

The artworks will need to fall under five categories: oil or acrylic; watercolour; charcoal or pencil or oil pastel or ink; print making and mixed media. Students may register their interest via tiny.cc/UTH2020 or contact the Usaha Tegas Heritage Committee at email utheritage@ut.com.my, Instagram: @heritageartcompetition or call 03-2380 6688 (Ranjina/Faridah).

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Metro News

PJ folk given greater voice
‘Beli Lokal’ campaign gets nod from Mersing traders
Councillor uses soft approach to understand people’s challenges
Late-night road work keeping KL condo occupants up
Taman Sri Sentosa flats residents want area spruced up
More revenue needed for Klang city aspirations
‘Only locals should be appointed as new village development officers’
Seven caught dumping rubbish in market area
Special committee to hear objections to Selayang draft plan
MBSA remains steadfast to its low carbon city goal

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers