In 2018, the Perdana Leadership Foundation organised its second Merdeka Photo Contest themed “Saya Sayang Malaysia”, in conjunction with Malaysia’s Merdeka theme which was Sayangi Malaysiaku. The photo contest was held solely on Instagram from the 1st August until 16th September 2018. Throughout its month and a half long run, the contest received more than 740 entries from 322 entrants across the country.

In December 12th 2018, a prizegiving ceremony was held here at the Perdana Leadership Foundation to celebrate and award the winners of the Merdeka Photo Contest 2018. Backed by sponsorship from DRB-HICOM, the top prize of this year’s photo contest is RM1,000 in cash, RM50 book vouchers from MPH, and exclusive PLF merchandise.

All 740 entries are evaluated by our judges Mr Che Ahmad Azhar, a photography lecturer from MMU, and Mr Mat Zain Abdullah, a street photographer specializes in heritage building photography. Auxiliary evaluations were also provided by members of DRB-HICOM, as well as our fellow staff members.

1st Place: Mr Mohd Irman bin Ismail
2nd Place: Mr Mohd Samsi bin Sumairi
3rd Place: Mr Muhammad Syafiq bin Zainal
4th Place: Mr Mohd Nazri bin Sulaiman
5th Place: Mr Lee Shing Yaw
6th Place: Mr Muhammad Elias bin Shuid
7th Place: Mr Mohammad Fikhri bin Bakri
8th Place: Mr Redzuan bin Bohari
9th Place: Mr Edanan Taiban
10th Place: Mr Mohd Amin bin Hadarih
11th Place: Mr Muhamad Muzairi bin Mustapa
12th Place: Mr Nor Hidayat bin Haji Mohamed
13th Place: Mr Abdul Jalil bin Sapian
14th Place: Mr Mohd Hamizan Syafiq bin Rosli
15th Place: Mrs Zarina binti Ismail
16th Place: Mr Lee Leong Joo
17th Place: Mr Saiful Azim bin Arif Sunaryo
18th Place: Mr Tong Eng Chung
19th Place: Mr Muhammed Anis Iqbal bin Mohd Reza
20th Place: Mr Mohammad Arif bin Mohdana
Most Popular: Mr Kamarulzaman bin Ali