Be The Change

Be The Change is set to be held on 27 September 2009 in The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

This event aims to raise awareness and to educate the public on the dire state of the environment, and to show what YOU can do to help preserve the environment.

To find out more about the event, and how to secure an invite, click here.

Prior to the event, on 25 and 26 September 2009, there will be a two-day photo exhibition which is open to the public.

The photos that are displayed at the exhibition come from a photo competition starting from 19 August 2009 to 11 September 2009.

Stand the chance to win some amazing prizes by submitting your photograph to us showcasing environmental issues that Malaysia faces these days.

Photographs can be of any topic concerning the environment, be it the haze, the floods, deforestation etc. Surprise us.

A panel of judges will be selecting a Top 10 of all the photographs submitted and the winner will be announced during the Be The Change event on 27 September 2009 in Concourse, the Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur.

For entry details on the photo competition, click here.

Click here to view some submitted entries.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Be The Change photo competition

Stand a chance to win part of over RM 12,000 in prizes! Simply submit photographs on environmental issues in Malaysia, taken within the last 5 years and email it to us at

Photographs can be of any topic concerning the environment, be it the haze, the floods, the balding forests etc.

A panel of judges will be selecting a Top 10 of all the photographs submitted and the winner will be announced during the Be The Change event on 27 September 2009 at the Concourse, The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur.

The Prizes

Grand Prize:

Olympus PEN E-P-1 Kit

(worth RM 2,999) +

RM 3,000 worth of Origins products and services

1st Runner Up:

Olympus E-520 Kit

(worth RM 2,099) +

RM 2,000 worth of Origins products and services

2nd Runner Up:

Olympus Mju Tough 6010

(worth RM 1,199) +

RM 1,000 worth of Origins products and services

STARTING DATE: 19 August 2009

CLOSING DATE: 11 September 2009
  1. This contest is open to all residents in Malaysia.
  2. Entrants may send in as many entries as they wish.
  3. All photographs submitted must have been taken in Malaysia over the last five years (no images taken before August 2004 are eligible).
  4. Entries must be submitted via e-mail to with a file size up to 2 MB. (We recommend that photos are taken at a resolution of 5 megapixels and above). Please note that entrants may be required to provide a 20" x 30" image on CD (jpeg or tiff format) upon request.
  5. All entries must be submitted with the following information: photographer's name and I/C number, title of the photo, location of the photo taken, date/year of the photo taken and contact number.
  6. Entries submitted will not be returned to the entrants.
  7. All photographs should be clear of watermarks for fair judging purposes.
  8. Entrants whose entries are selected as the Top 10 Finalists are required to be present at the Be The Change event in the Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur on 27 September 2009 for the final judging and/or prize presentation.

Please read our T&C carefully before submitting your entries to

Terms & Conditions
  1. Photographs that have previously won photo competitions, or have been published in a national publication, or have been sold to any party for reproduction are not allowed to enter the contest.
  2. All photographs submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and entrants must warrant that they own the copyright of it.
  3. Should your photograph feature any person or people, make sure that they are aware of being photographed and permission should be obtained from all involved.
  4. By entering this competition, each entrant grants Hot Potato Publishing Sdn Bhd permission to feature any or all images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
  5. Photographs are not allowed to be photoshopped.
  6. By submitting your photographs you agree to our terms & conditions.
If you have any questions about this photo competition, please leave a comment below.


david said...

I have some questions:
1. Will the unselected images be published in any way without our permission?

2. Do we still own the copyright to the images after submitting them? (in the case that we want to use the images for other causes after the competition)

Be The Change! said...

Hi David,

To answer your questions:

1.By submitting your photos, you need to know that your photos might be used for communications and promotions in relation to BE THE CHANGE only. And in such cases, you will be notified to provide us with the hi-res photo.

2. Yes, you still own the copyrights to your photos.

Anyways, FYI the nature of BE THE CHANGE is to provide an 'eye opener' to the public on the environmental concerns in Malaysia. If you have a picture or more, that will aid us in our cause, do send it in, and have a hand at the prizes too! :)