SOC Students Took Top Four Places at Vision Petron Photography Contest

It was an all-Taylor's University-Affair as Koh Jia Yi, Karen Wan Siew Lee, Low Soh Yieng and Phoebe Heng grabbed all top four spots at stake in the photography category of the 2013 Vision Petron National Student Art & Photography Contest.

Competing against approximately 200 participants from around the country, the Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) (Public Relations & Event Management) students impressed the line of judges based on their originality, composition, and creativity, as well as number of 'likes' their images received on Facebook.

With this year's theme being 'Rentetan Kejayaan: Journey of Triumph and Milestone', Jia Yi's winning photo showcased a Jalur Gemilang standing proud at dusk.

Jia Yi herself is still in disbelief over the victory. "I submitted my entry three days before the closing date. I was definitely shocked to have been named as the grand prize winner."

"The win is a huge confidence booster. I now know I cannot underestimate myself and will challenge myself to learn more and to become a better photographer," added Jia Yi, who walked away with RM3,000 cash prize, a trophy and a certificate for her picture, Electricity.

Karen Wan's 2nd place winning photo, titled Parenthood, The Biggest Milestone, secured her a RM2,000 cash prize, a trophy and a certificate while Soh Yieng’s Glory Sea finished 3rd and won her with RM1,000 cash, a trophy and a certificate. Phoebe came in 4th with her work, Small Steps, winning RM500 and a certificate.

The four can also expect to see their works to be featured in Petron's 2014 diary and calendar.

This incredible feat by the Taylor's University School of Communication (SOC) students has made Ms. Josephine Tan, the Dean of the School very proud. "Finishing as the top four winners at the contest is definitely something to be very proud of and this has shown how talented our students are besides achieving outstanding academic results."

"I would like to congratulate all winners and Ms. Leong Wai Kit, their Photography lecturer who has encouraged and guided the girls throughout the competition."

The inaugural contest started during around the period of National Day and Malaysia Day and was open to all Malaysian students studying in local universities and colleges.