Student and Lecturer Creativity from UiTM Perak Triumphs in Recycling Competition

By: Zaki Salleh

KUALA KANGSAR – A team from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perak Branch exhibited their creative prowess by winning the Creative & Innovative Recycle Idea Competition 2023 (PCIRI’23), held at the Dewan Jubli Perak here.

The victorious team consisted of students and lecturers from the Fine Arts Program at the College of Creative Arts (KPSK), UiTM Perak.

Led by their lecturer, Mohd Nafis Saad, the team also included students Arif Asyraf Badruzzaman, Nur Ainina Mohd Azmi, and Nurul Izzaty Nasuha Zulkifli, who emerged champions in the Super Senior category (higher education institutions).

Their first-place prize in the Super Senior category comprised certificates and a championship plaque, along with gold medals and participation certificates.

PCIRI’23 served as a platform for the Creative Visual Arts Program in collaboration with the Research and Innovation Unit of Chenderoh Community College. It aimed to showcase innovation and the creation of creative products using recycled materials to foster environmental awareness and concern.

The competition revolved around the theme of Perak’s identity.

A total of 25 groups from various educational institutions, including vocational colleges across Perak, participated in this category.

The UiTM group came up with an innovative product called “CREAT,” which highlighted art and tourism. Two resulting products included art pieces and placemats for plates and cups, all crafted from recycled plastic materials.

Their innovative products successfully captured the hearts of both the competition judges and attending visitors.

Credit: Mohd Nafis Saad, Lecturer in the Fine Arts Program at KPSK UiTM Perak.

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