Winners of the photography competition organised by the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) in conjunction with the 39th National Day celebration were announced yesterday at the DBP building at Jalan Airport Lama.
Muhammad Haziq bin Abdul Hamid won Category A (Pictures taken with DSLR) with his photograph Menjunjung Kemerdekaan.
Second place went to Zainury bin Zainal Abidin with his picture Semangat Kemerdekaan and in third place was Faridah binti Haji Jaya with Keceriaan di Wajah Terpapar.
Hajah Dayang Surairah binti Haji Awang Mohammad won Category B (Using mobile phone or tablet) with Generasi Penerus Legasi.
Meanwhile, Faridah was placed second with Kegembiraan Dikongsi Bersama-sama and third place went to Haji Ali Hamzah bin Haji Gafar for Bendera Kemegahan Negara.
Meanwhile, Haji Kahan bin Haji Nasir won the Special Category (His Majesty with the people or portrait of His Majesty) with Aktiviti Sihat Bersama Rakyat.
Second place went to Abdul Hamid bin Haji Abdul Rahman with Bersama Raja Tersayang and third place went to Haji Ismail bin Haji Metussin with his picture Raja Payung Negara.
Deputy Minister (Civil Service Governance) at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Paduka Mohd Riza bin Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos, the guest of honour, presented the prizes and viewed the exhibition.
Acting Director of the DBP Suip bin Haji Abdul Wahab said the pictures submitted in this year’s competition recorded historic moments and conveyed the stories taking place during National Day.
Around 80 participants took part in the competition.
The acting director said all contest photographs will be displayed in all four districts to promote art in photography.