Art Competition: Malaysia through The Eyes of The Artist

In conjunction with the Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival 2013, Resorts World Genting (RWG) is organising an art competition themed Malaysia through The Eyes of The Artist.

The competition, which ends on July 8, is dedicated to young artists aged between 18 and 25 years old, as well as disabled artists. Its objective is to create an avenue for the artists to translate their views of Malaysia into paintings or sculptures.

A prize giving ceremony and exhibition displaying the submitted paintings will be held from Aug 3 to 14. This is the second year RWG is holding the event, after last year's highly successful competition which was only for the disabled then.

Malaysia has a vibrant and dynamic contemporary art scene, derived from our diversity of cultures. There is a growing number of young artists coming into the art scene, and I foresee our country one day becoming known as an outstanding venue for art, said Genting Malaysia Bhd senior vice-president of public relations and communications Datuk Anthony Yeo.

There are two sets of fabulous prizes for winners in the handicapped and youth categories. The grand prize of RM10,000 comprises RM6,000 cash and a Star Cruises holiday package for two. The second prize worth RM6,000 comprises RM3,000 in cash and a three-day, two-night holiday in Resorts World Sentosa inclusive of two tickets to Universal Studios. The third prize of RM3,000 comprises RM2,000 cash and a three-day, two-night holiday at Awana Hotel in RWG inclusive of two Freeze show tickets.

Consolation prizes for five participants from each category includes a cash prize of RM500 each and a two-day, one-night stay for two at Awana Hotel.

For art pieces, contestants are required to submit their works in the form of drawings, paintings, sculptures or printmaking. Two copies of entry forms must be accompanied by a short statement by the artist of not more than 50 words describing the submitted work.

Registration and entry forms are now available online at or

Registration forms should be submitted before June 30 to

Participants will be invited to the prize giving ceremony on Aug 3 when the winners will be revealed.

The participating artworks will be available for sale during the art exhibition from Aug 3 to 14. Selected works will be put up for charity auction. Ninety per cent of the sales profits will be channelled to a welfare establishment selected by the organiser.

The judges for the event are Philip Wong, the founder of Artseni Gallery who is currently working on an international art exhibition; art curator Puan Zanita Anuar who is director of Museums Innovation Division; and writer Ooi Kok Chuen who is the deputy organising chairman of Art Expo Malaysia.

Submissions of art works should reach Resorts World OneHub, Lower Ground Floor (B6), Wisma Genting, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur by July 8, 2013.

For details about the competition and complete rules and regulations, call 03-6101 1118 or visit or www.facebook. com/resortsworldgenting.


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