Brunei Darussalam

First Canon Photo Shoot Out in Brunei Darussalam

Competition Terms & Conditions.

1. The Canon Photo Shoot Out Brunei 2011 (“Event”) is an event open to all.

2. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis subject to receipt of a valid registration.

3. All information including personal information submitted by the participant to Interhouse Company. (“Organiser”) in connection with the event shall become the property of the Organiser. The participant is deemed to have given the Organiser authorisation to use such information for any purpose (including market research, planning, data-processing, statistical and risk-analysis, research, fund-raising).

4. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel the event at any time without notice. In the event of such cancellation, the Organiser shall use reasonable efforts to inform the participant prior to the date of the event.

5. The stated event timings are subject to changes.

6. Participants must abide by the competition rules, and by any decisions made by the Organizer.

7. Participants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent

8. The Organiser reserves the right to use any submitted photograph for any purposes without compensation to the participant.

9. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant who has infringed any of the competition rules.

10. Decisions by the Organiser and competition judges are final. No queries will be entertained.

11. All nationalities are welcomed.

12. By participating in the Event, the participant is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Competition Process

1. Participants will receive Theme 1 at approximately 0930hrs on 27th November, 2011 at the Event Venue.

2. Participants must submit ONE picture deemed suitable for the Theme before the assigned deadline.

3. Theme 2 will be announced immediately after the deadline for Theme 1 submission has lapsed.

4. Theme 3 will be announced immediately after the deadline for Theme 2 submission has lapsed.

5. The Top three prizes will be awarded for each Theme.

Competition Rules

1. All participants must wear the Canon apparel provided during the event.

2. Participants can use any digital camera during the Canon Photo Shoot Out, Brunei 2011.

3. All photographs submitted MUST be in JPEG format and sized to approximately 5MB.

4. Storage format accepted are CF / SD / MMC / XD / MS formats. Participants using other formats must supply their own relevant adaptors / drives for use during the submission of entries during the event. The Organizers will not be held responsible for the inability to read / download images.

5. All photographs will be judged based on the following criteria:

Relevance to theme | Creativity in theme interpretation | Use of colours and light/shadows | Composition of photograph

6. All submissions for each Theme must be completed before the announced allocated deadline. The Organiser reserve the rights to reject any submission once the deadline has lapsed.

7. All submitted photographs must be taken on 27th November 2011.

8. Submitted photographs must not be altered by any editing software.

9. Participants must submit their entries personally. No proxy submission by any participant is allowed during the Event.

10. The Organiser will not be responsible for providing photographic equipment including camera, spare batteries, lenses or additional memory cards. All participants are expected to come prepared with all their photographic equipment.

Brunei Darussalam



Barely 24 hours after I returned from an exhausting but thoroughly fulfilling and enriching Tourism Malaysia Mega Fam Trip in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, I made my way to The Empire Hotel and Country Club to meet with four other invited judges for the hotel’s ‘Experience The Magic’ photo competition (in conjunction with the hotel’s 10th anniversary). I brought my Canon Powershot G11 along and in-between judging took some pictures of the proceedings to share with you all. Glad to post this before working on the avalanche of pictures from the Malaysia trip.

General Manager of The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Mr Desmond Acheson, in a group photo with the competition organiser and judges

Judging Empire Hotel’s Amateur Photography Competition Begins

Over 125 photos were submitted by the participants of The Empire Hotel and Country Club’s Amateur Photography Competition. The first judging stage, which is carried out by invited professional photographers, will see the selection of the top 10 photos for each category—People, Interior and Exterior.

The invited judges are Jerome Wong, Awang Saffri Hj Abd Halim, Hj Mohd Zailaney Hj Nordin, Jan Shim and Goh Choon Fai. Judges were invited to choose the best photos based on criteria such as the overall execution or craft of the photograph, the production value, relevance of the photograph to its respective category, photo composition as well as the emotion conveyed by the photograph.

Participants were given a week-long period (July 20—July 27) to take snapshots around the hotel premises based on the theme ‘Experience The Magic‘, which is line with the hotel’s 10th anniversary. Excellent photos were submitted by the participants, which showed their efforts in creative photography.

The second stage of the competition will be via a vote based on the commercial use for the hotel’s business and will be voted by the hotel’s management.

“We are looking for a photo that speaks for itself according to the theme, regardless of the photographer, the equipment, or the history of the shoot, this is going to be very tough” said the executive assistant manager, director of rooms division and organising committee of the competition, Sumantri Endang.

The winners will receive amazing prizes worth over $10,000 and this will be announced during the first week of August. The competition is sponsored exclusively by Canon.

—  Borneo Bulletin Weekend July 31, 2010 (Pg 16).






A judge takes a closer look at an entry to examine its composition and attention to detail.
Submission that failed to impress the judges are removed from the display while images that made the cut are rearranged.
Executive assistant manager, director of rooms division and organising committee of the competition, Sumantri Endang, reviews the judges’ Top 10 selections


It’s possible to get creative with the G11. Small enough a footprint and a macro feature that works so incredible well.



Desmond Acheson, General Manager of The Empire Hotel and Country Club, shares his thoughts on the quality of submissions.