Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Congratulation to KLPA Junior 2012 Winners

winning RM$1,000 cash, a LOMO La Sardina edition camera kit plus free entry to KL International Photoawards 2013

bringing home RM$500 cash plus free entry to KL International Photoawards 2013


taking home with him RM$250 cash plus free entry to KL International Photoawards 2013

Congratulations winners!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We have Winners!

Thank you to all those who submitted to the contest! Submissions received were low but the creativity was amazing! Well done. The judges met and have selected the Top Three winners.

Winners will be announced on the 2nd June, at the KLPA12 Awards Ceremony at The Warehouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. All contestants are invited to attend!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Deadline Extended

To all who registered for the Junior Homegrown contest, please note that the deadline has been extended to Weds 9th May, 2012. Please send in your entries soon!

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Submission calls closes in 6 more days. 
Hurry and submit to stand a chance to win the RM1000 and a La Sardina Domino Camera!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


What a great weekend we had with our participants!

The workshop was a great success and all the participants aced their assignments. Thanks to our excellent team of photographers who gave great tips on how to take photos to create a cohesive series of photographs. Here are some of their tips:


Pick a topic, then create a mind map surrounding that topic. Expand your topic by finding out what other things you can find that relates to the first topic.

For example, one of the assignments given to our participants was to take photos of the many choices of FOOD offered in CHINA TOWN. The group then created a mind map like this one above, to further identify other keywords and subjects that relates to food such as colours, type, shape, stalls and so on.


Take your time when you work on your photos. Don't rush into it - take your time and think it over before clicking that shutter. 


Always, always, always... check all your four corners in the viewfinder to make sure that you have your subject in your frame and the background is clear of any distracting objects. 


It is always good to do a bit of research on your subject before you approach it. Understanding your subject  helps you identify what you want and need to capture. 


Always push your boundaries and keep on experimenting. If the first angle doesn't work for you, move about. If standing doesn't help you - jump, lay down, squat to get that shot. 


If you don't have a DSLR, that doesn't mean you can't take great photos. Sometimes the best photo comes from the less hi-tech cameras. Do not let technology stand between you and your photo. Don't depend on photo editing tools to fix your images. Take that best shot when you are out in the field. 


Be creative! Look at your surroundings and just mess around with different ideas. You don't have to go out of the house to take a good photo! Use your bed sheets as a background, use a mirror to bounce natural light towards your object, use a glass in front of your camera to make a funky effect... think of all the different possibilities you can add to your photo. 



Hope these tips will come in handy for you in our competition. 
So, hurry up and go out there and take some great photos. 
Call for submissions are open NOW and closes on 6th May 2012, Sunday at Noon. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

1-Day Workshop group at The Warehouse Gallery, KL

We had a productive 1-Day photoworkshop at The Warehouse Gallery in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. The photomentors were Cheryl Hoffman, Vignes Balasingam, Sue Anna Joe and J.Redza, Erna, Majidah and Steven from KLPA overseeing. More pictures at www.facebook.com/KLPAJunior

Monday, April 9, 2012


It is often said that a photographs speaks a thousand words. It is in fact a very powerful medium, used in fields of journalism to tell a compelling story, sport photography to tell action pack stories, advertising to tell a story to sell a product, landscape photography to tell you about how beautiful the mountains look from your point of view or even food photography that tells you a story of how delicious that piece of cake looks and a simple snap shot of your camping trip with friends can tell a story of how much fun you had sleeping in a tent! 

Here are a few links to help you learn a bit more about telling a story through photography.




So, come on board and be take part in the competition. What's your story on GOING GREEN?

Thursday, April 5, 2012


The KLPAJunior Programme has been made possible by the help of these key partners.

It's a pleasure to introduce our venue sponsors for KLPA 2012 The Warehouse Gallery in downtown old Kuala Lumpur. KLPA12 will be holding our judging sessions in early April, plus the Awards Presentation and public exhibition of Winners and Finalists 2012. The Warehouse is a brand space with an art gallery downstairs and upstairs a sleek sexy steakhouse which is located on Jalan Tun H S Lee in the heart of Chinatown. www.thewarehouse.com.my

Exhibition photos for KLPA has been genourously sponsored by J&A Imaging Station who have been supportive of our cause to promote excellent photography from Malaysia into international waters. They have also printed works of Malaysian art photographers such as Eiffel Chong, Thian Leong and Erna Dyanty. For further enquiries please visit their website www.jaissb.com  or call 03-7804 0886.

This year, we are collaborating with Chow Kit Kita which is a community mapping project by teens and for the community of Chow Kit. This project highlights the wonders of everyday life in Chow Kit despite being overshadowed by its negative reputation. 

Through the eyes of the young living in Chow Kit, the project will produce mural maps, brochures, videos, photographs, street performances, digital resources, posters and T-shirts, after every phase. The outcome of this project is the result of art and media workshops offered to teens of Chow Kit for free by artists. http://www.chowkitkita.com/

Chow Kit Kita is currently looking for funds for their next project scheduled for this year in June. You can also help by donating to their cause here.


We would also like to thank our main media partners for their constant coverage on our programmes. 

Monday, March 26, 2012


Cheryl Hoffmann is a free-spirited, freelance photographer who spends a lot of time in Malaysia.  Rarely without her camera, she loves to explore, discover and learn.  She is always happy when someone takes a great photo!  She is currently showing her photographs of Hindu culture in Malaysia at a solo exhibit in Kuala Lumpur.  Cheryl invites you to visit her website at www.cheryljhoffmann.com and have a look around.


J. Redza was born into a world of art, raised by artists. Her father was a painter, sculptor, art writer, curator, art critic, art historian and an arts professor. Her mother is a batik artist, and lecturer for fashion & textile. Two of her aunts were dancers, choreographers.

She has worked alongside award winning directors such as Yasmin Ahmad, Farouk AlJoffrey, Jamie Quah, Harris Sulong and a few others. She fell in love with photography by the birth of her daughter in Sydney. She began by taking photos of her daughter with the intention of sending baby pictures for her family back in Malaysia while she was away.

Since then she has started to build a reputation as an artist with an eye for truth and sensitivity through her commissioned portraits and conceptual fine art pieces. 


Sue Anna Joe has always been involved with the arts; she liked to draw, write poetry, and was involved in the theater. In 2003, she picked up her first digital camera. She started taking self-portraits and it was during this experimenting stage that she fell in love with photography. She found that photography was the perfect tool for self-expression.

No longer a mere hobby, over the years she has won the International Photography Awards – Self Portrait Pro Category (2009), Filem Festival Malaysia – Best Poster Award (2008) and Vida! Attitude Award (2004). She has also been featured in magazines, media, made television appearances and gave talks and conducted workshops for photography enthusiasts. You can read more about her here.


Vignes Balasingam is an award winning photographer who has invested his entire photographic career to photographing in the fringes of Malaysian society. His work has been exhibited in Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta and Hanoi. He heads The Republik, a Kuala Lumpur based photography collective with a regional audience that promotes documentary photography and visual journalism. He has won an award for best album artwork at the Anugerah Industri Muzik for his documentary photography work for the band Estranged. He has also won the Golden Scarf under the mentorship of Ron Haviv in 2009. 

Vignes' work covers stories on urban homelessness, forced migration, foreign labour and contemporary issues. He work has also been published in various magazines including Men's Folio, The National and the CPA magazine. Vignes is a graduate from the University if Westminster with a BMus in contemporary music arrangement.


REGISTER NOW for KLPAJunior workshops before Thursday, 12 April 2012!

Klpa Jr Poster

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Calling all photography enthusiasts from 13 to 18 years! KLPA Junior is a photography contest developed for the enhancement, nurturing and promotion of serious youth photography in Malaysia.

Open to all teenage photographers aged between 13 and 18 years residing in Malaysia, this contest is free to enter. We are seeking your participation in our first HOMEGROWN Photography Contest, with the specific theme of GOING GREEN. Use your creativity, imagination and camera skills to photograph a series of images based on this theme. You may submit colour or black and white images, based on portraits, landscapes, conceptual, indeed in any style you choose.

Entry is completely free and there are cash prizes to be won. Winners and shortlisted entries will be exhibited alongside the winners from the main KL International Photoawards 2012 in Kuala Lumpur in June.

Register now to participate in the contest. Submission of entries will open on 22 April through an online upload form on this website.

Extra! 1-Day Free workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Saturday 21st April : Register now!