Two winners from LimKokWing University of Creative Technology, Kuching campus and three winners from UiTM Sarawak were picked as the top-three designs for each festival, Rainforest World Music Festival and Borneo Jazz (BJ). The winning design will be produced as official merchandise item for both upcoming music festivals.
At the T-shirt design presentation today in Sarawak Tourism Board’s office, Dato’ Rashid Khan, STB’s Chief Executive Officer presented the Certificates of Appreciation to all five winners.
Ms Natasha Rusdy Wong from LimKokWing University won the 1st place for the design of the Rainforest World Music Festival shirt while Ms Nur Haziqah Hosni and Muhd Sukarno Abu Samah from UiTM Sarawak, respectively were second and third.
The winning design for Borneo Jazz went to Ms Nur Amalina Baharudean of UiTM Sarawak while Dexter Mawar of LimKokWing University won the second place. As the third place winner, Ms Nur Haziqah Hosni of UiTM Sarawak took the honors of winning both categories of BJ and RWMF. Complimentary tickets to both events were awarded to winning students.
1st place winner for RWMF design, Natasha Rusdy Wong of LimKokWing University said her design is based on music, conveying music and fun in a new way. “I wanted to show a new look, aspect and more modern and international elements into my design”, Natasha said.
Nur Amalina Baharudean of UiTM Sarawak who won the 1st place for Borneo Jazz design is very proud of her inspirational artwork. Her design communicates the many colors of races in Malaysia who live with prosperity in one country. Amalina said “This demonstrates well as bringing in the international elements of the event into one”.
The T-Shirt design competition was open to students from LimKokWing University of Creative Technology (LICT) and UiTM Samarahan (UiTM) with a total of 130 entries participating for the voting session. 62 design entries created for Borneo Jazz and 68 design entries for Rainforest World Music Festival design was created by undergraduate designers from both universities.
This is the second year the public were invited to vote for the winning design and votes were collated at voting session held recently at tHE Spring Mall.
Speaking at the event, Dato’ Rashid Khan said, “These two festivals have garnered much global acclaim, meaning that they are great occasions to showcase the best of what Sarawak has to offer the world as much as they are an opportunity for Sarawakians and the many visitors we expect to flock here to be part of a multi-cultural and musical extravaganza. And showcase we will, our endearing culture, our enduring heritage, our enchanting hospitality and our enriching creativity”.
According to Dato’ Rashid, STB is proud to be associated with such esteemed institutions such as LICT and UiTM as continuing to present great events to entertain and enthrall Malaysians and visitors from around the world. “I’m very impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and their creativity. Hopefully, this program will help develop a group of young people with passion, ambition and creativity that will be very useful to them in the future and for Malaysia”, he continued.
The initiative was part of STB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in reaching out to students to assist in events organized by STB. Throughout the years, STB has recognized the talent of local university students to design T-shirts to be used at the events. STB is also continuing to work with other universities locally and abroad to expand its internship program and is still providing volunteer opportunities at the two festivals to accord interested parties a truly memorable experience.
STB will also continue with the Internship Program which integrates the student’s academic study with work experience in the areas of planning, event management, financial management, operations management and marketing management of the festival events organized by STB. The goal is to collaborate with academia as part of an industry advisory platform in enhancing the quality of graduates that is relevant to the need of the tourism industry. Currently, STB has accepted international students from NHTV Breda University, Netherlands, Toulouse University of France and Taylors University of Kuala Lumpur to name a few.