THE Tanjong Heritage Art Competition 2013, with the aim of shining a light on Malaysia’s talented budding artists, saw an increase in participants this year.
A total of 1,271 entries was received, compared with 1,085 entries a year ago. From this, 490 artworks were shortlisted to be part of the competition compared to 423 last year.
The competition saw the participation of 22 institutions with five new institutions this time around, namely In-House Multimedia College, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College, Linton University College, Negri Sembilan and Southern University College, Johor.
Tanjong PLC chairman Datuk Robert Cheim said: “It has always been our goal to provide an avenue for young artists to display their artwork while contributing to the wealth and continuity of Malaysia’s cultural traditions.
“The quality of participants augurs well for the standard of art education in Malaysia. It is my hope that this standard is maintained if not surpassed in the future.”
Students from the Dasein Academy of Art topped the winners’ list in all five categories, with a clean sweep in the Print Making category.
One of the multiple winners was Lim Zieshan, who won both the first prize in the Water Colour category and a consolation prize in the Oil/Acrylic category. Yong Kang Yun also managed a double win by bagging both consolation prizes in the Water Colour category.
Meanwhile, first-time participants, Southern University College, Johor, secured the second prize in the Water Colour category, thanks to See Ca Dai and her Water Colour entry titled Parade Worshipping Gods.
The panel of judges comprised chief judge Assoc Prof Jalaini Abu Hassan, Assoc Prof Fauzan Omar, Elizabeth Cardosa, Dr Kim Phaik Lah, Wairah Marzuki and heritage architect Laurence Loh.