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My Fin My Life Photography Contest Prize Presentation @ The School, Jaya One

My Fin My Life Photography Contest Prize Presentation @ The School, Jaya One
30 Nov
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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to The School at Jaya One for a simple yet meaningful My Fin My Life Photography Contest prize giving ceremony.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one guests

“My Fin My Life is an initiative by WWF Malaysia to reverse the present scenario of high shark fin consumption in Malaysia by engaging the public and businesses to unanimously pledge not to consume shark fin soup and products. In line with the WWF Malaysia goals, The School by Jaya One embarked on a creative journey to instill the idea of shark conservation via the love of photography,” said Miss Jessica Yeoh of Tetap Tiara (M) Sdn Bhd (The School).

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one jessica yeoh

My Fin, My Life Photography Contest was a successful one with approximately 40 entries, where few good pieces were being showcased to the public at The School here.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one winner

The winner Patrick Ong with his work “When the buying stops, the killing stops”. 5 other consolation prizes were won by Chan Hoi Yee, Nicole Ng, Felix Goh, Ahmad Fathullah Bin Marzuki and Adam Hew.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one patrick ong

He walked away happily with a Nikon Keymission 360 as the grand prize!

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my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one hammerhead shark sculpture

Life-size Hammerhead Shark Sculpture by Louise Low

The shark is made of recycled plastic bottles, broken mirror and steel. The plastic bottles indicate human-made debris in the ocean that is slowly suffocating marine life. Sharks are bio-indicators of a healthy marine environment, and a shark filled with trash shows a different message.

The broken mirror, which is the artist’s signature, indicates the valuable parts of the shark that is in demand for shark fin soup. And the tear is the shark’s grief over the loss of life for the ‘status soup’. The shark is saying “My Fin My Life”.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one wwf malaysia

“It is important that we have more partners in supporting our conservation initiatives. We aim to educate and create more awareness for the younger generation in hopes to take out the Shark Fins dish in the menus of restaurants national wide,” said Miss Jessie Chew from WWF Malaysia.

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my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one leo club

In-conjunction with this event, the Leo Clubs in Selangor were invited for a day camp at The School. They had the opportunity to take part in creating a shark model from recycled and used materials.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one eco drumming

Eco-drumming workshop and performance by Eco Schools.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one pledge

The students from various schools and colleges also went around The School to encourage the public to pledge to the My Fin My Life initiative to stop eating shark fins! Apart from that, they also visited the recycling center at the mall to learn the innovative way of automated recycling process.

my fin my life photography contest the school jaya one website

Visit www.myfinmylife.com now to be a shark hero and pledge to support this cause.

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More photos at FOOD Malaysia facebook page, a Malaysian food blogger since 2010

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11 Comments

    Aliza Sara

    December 5, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Looks like a really nice competition. Would love to check them out when i have the time

    Salman

    December 3, 2016 at 4:52 am

    wow!!
    what a great campaign
    more institutions should come up with this

    Zayani Zulkiffli

    December 2, 2016 at 4:52 am

    This was such a good event. Good to educate people on how we have to ‘take care’ of the shark. Its for our future generation too.

    blair villanueva

    December 2, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Congratulations for this successful event. And the piece of artwork is so beautiful.

    cindyrina

    December 2, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Great cause even. Ppl need this kind of awareness.

    Absolute Yana

    December 1, 2016 at 4:52 am

    hope more organisations and schools will promote these kind of campaigns often…and that hammerhead sculpture looks good!

    Chuojashni Subramaniam

    December 1, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Interesting! More programme like this should be done!

    Emily

    December 1, 2016 at 4:52 am

    What a wonderful awareness campaign this was. We all need to do our part to help save the sharks.

    Shini Lola

    November 30, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Such a meaningful event. Wish I can join this as well.

    Sin Nee

    November 30, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Such a meaningful event! wish we could have more such awareness campaign in the future!

    Maple Shuh Hong

    November 30, 2016 at 4:52 am

    I wish that I can join this meaningful campaign too! Yea, we should stop eating shark fin soup just either because of the status or for the delicacy. Should have think further for our next generation too.

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