PETRON Malaysia has announced the winners of the Fifth Vision Petron art competition with the theme, “Rediscovering the Ingenuity of Youth”.
A total of 18 young artists stood out among 900 students from 20 different universities across Malaysia.
Sze To Joe Yin from the Malaysian Institute of Art emerged as the grand winner in the art painting category with his artwork “The Best Time In Life”. His work beat the other 334 submissions in the category.
“Youth in Action” by the grand winner, Mohammad Syamil Mohd Rasli from Multimedia University was chosen for its exceptional portrayal of a group of youth shot in a stunning silhouette photo.
Meanwhile, a group of three Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Perdana students, Nursyafiq Zahin Zamri, Afiq Naqiuddin Mohd Fauzi and Mohd Syarafi Saadon impressed the judges with their video titled “Runpost” on a boy who loves to run.
Each grand prize winner received RM3,000. Second and third place winners received RM2,000 and RM1,000, respectively, while those in the fourth, fifth, and sixth places won RM500.
All winners received trophies, vouchers and art supplies as well as certificates of participation.
“Vision Petron is the only art competition in the country to give tertiary students the opportunity to showcase their talents in the fields of painting, photography and videography.
“At the same time, it empowers the youth to uphold the values of hard work, passion for excellence, and love for country.
“This is another way for us to contribute to nation-building by promoting arts and culture among the youth of Malaysia,” said Head of Retail Business Faridah Ali.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on originality, composition and creativity.
Past judges include prominent national artists Awang Damit Ahmad, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, and Bibi Chew for the art painting category; Amri Ginang, Zainudin Arshad, and Star Media Group photo editor Ng Kok Leong for the photography category, and filmmakers Datuk Yusof Haslam, Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba and Tan Chui Mui for the video category.
From February to July this year, Petron embarked on a number of roadshows at 14 local and private universities.
More than 1,000 students participated in order to gain more insights on each category in the competition.
“Congratulations to all the winners and universities. We are very grateful for the support, which is growing every year,” said Faridah.