This April, SHIZENS celebrates the strength, humanity and emotions of women all around the world by launching an exciting photography contest designed to salute the complex and meaningful role of women in our society.
As a premier beauty retailer, SHIZENS has always been in the business of making women beautiful but with this contest they want to go a step further and ask that you help them capture a photographic tribute to womanhood that accurately reflects the competition’s theme –
Strong Emotions, Human, Feminine
“Since ancient times, women’s inner strength can only be seen through their roles of giving birth to new life, taking care and protecting their family. But as time passed, women began demonstrating their capabilities in undertaking more responsibilities, raising a family as well as being part of the workforce and contributing to social welfare.
As evolution enhanced the confidence level of every woman allowing them to showcase their inner strength, they still recognized the importance of physical beauty and strived to maintain their outer beauty through various means.”
– SHIZENS Malaysia.
Photos entered should capture images that are uniquely expressive of womanhood and showcase the raw emotions, humanity and femininity that make women who they are.
In essence, use your creativity to capture what makes being a women powerful, special, emotional, beautiful, meaningful or complex!
There will be two categories of entry-:
I) Photography Enthusiasts
Open to all photography hobbyists who love bringing a good picture to life!
However, there are certain requirements needed as the photos selected for the finals will be printed large.
- Photograph shall be taken using compact camera, DSLR camera (or similar)
- Minimum image size is: 5MB (Jpeg Preferred)
- Studio photography with lightings are allowed.
- Photos that have been digitally manipulated beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.
- Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce one single high dynamic range image are allowed.
- Fish-eye lens images are acceptable
- Images need to be submitted via the official contest website
II) Mobile Photography
The emergence of sophisticated mobile phone technology has spawned a new generation of talented photographers.
This category celebrates the creativity pouring out of this exciting new medium.
- This category is specially dedicated to all smartphone photographers!
- Must be taken by a smartphone or any other mobile devices.
- To take part via Instagram, hashtag #standfirmstayfirm on your photo
- Images from this category may also be submitted via the official contest website
- Photo-collaging that involves putting together several images, text, stickers and add-ons to make a single image are not acceptable
The Prize Pool
The total prize pool is worth more than RM18,000 so it’s certainly worth a try if you’re a bit of a shutterbug.
Some ideas to get you started…
A competition about women but not just for women!
Open to all Malaysian and Singapore residents.