I-CITY’S “It’s Real, It’s Trick Art Real” photography challenge, organised in conjunction with the opening of Trick Art Museum@i-City, received overwhelming submissions from photography amateurs and professional enthusiasts nationwide.
I-Berhad director Monica Ong said the photo challenge was organised to ignite creativity and an interest for photography by allowing one to explore various poses and angles to capture the most “real” photo pose.
“We noticed that this is another interesting way for families and friends to communicate and bond.
“For example, two or three people can participate together in one trick art piece where everyone explores their own creativity but at the same time work together to achieve a ‘real’ trick art,” she said.
The Trick Art Museum at i-City, the first of its kind in the country, spans over 8,000 sq ft. It features six themes from famous masterpieces such as the Egyptian Lost Tomb adventure, animal kingdom, marine life, selected modern classics and superheroes.
Trick art is a new tourism product for Malaysia. Since its opening in mid-November last year, the museum has received an average of 5,000 visitors daily.
The first prize for the challenge went to The Star photographer Glenn Guan.
His prize was a 12-day Mediterranean cruise on the Queen Elizabeth, inclusive of return flight tickets for two.
Guan said he submitted about three to four photographs, adding that his winning picture was “unusual” and among the best of his submissions.
“It took me more than five times to get the model to jump in order to snap the right shot,” said the overwhelmed Guan after receiving his prize from I-Berhad executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong.
The second and third prize winners received an all-expenses-paid trips to Alaska and South Korea respectively.