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Drawing and Poetry Writing Contests

Perak Association of Elected Representatives’ Wives (Baiduri), Yayasan Kampung Karyawan Malim, People of Remarkable Talent (PORT) and Persatuan Seni Rupa Malaysia are jointly organising a national flower drawing contest and a national day poetry writing competition this year.

“Registration for both competitions began on Tuesday, May 23. The drawing contest is only open to Perakeans with digits “08” registered in their IC number, while the poetry writing competition is open to all secondary school students, from Forms one to six. Registration for both contests ends on Monday, July 31,” said Datin Seri DiRaja Saripah Zulkifli, wife of Perak Menteri Besar, at a press conference recently.

Among those present at the press conference were Chairman of Yayasan Kampung Karyawan Malim, Malim Ghozali PK and PORT Manager, Zamari Muhyi.

According to Saripah, participants for the drawing contest are to use watercolour. They have to bring their own drawing materials.

“The poetry writing competition is divided into two categories namely, lower secondary (Forms one to three) and upper secondary (Forms four to six).

“The top three winners in each category will receive prizes worth RM1000, RM750 and RM500, respectively. Fifteen consolation prizes worth RM200 will be given away. All participants will receive a certificate, a book and a trophy.

“Baiduri plans to publish the best poems submitted, in a coffee-table book,” said Saripah.

Readers interested to participate in the drawing contest can download the registration forms from: www.portipoh.com.my, while registration forms for the poetry writing competition can be sourced at: webwww.kampungkaryawanmalim.com.

Rosli Mansor

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