Resorts World Genting
recently joined forces with Malaysia’s leading English daily The Star to band
together to propel our childen’s English
language literacy to greater heights. The Star’s Newspaper-in-Education
programme (NiE) was joined by 7000 students throughout Malaysia who submitted their entries to vie for the grand prize.
This year, students joined
the Star Flicks contest in teams of four and were given the task of crafting a
movie poster based on an issue they found in the newspaper. They then prepared
a short movie plot based on the article and prepare insights of why Malaysians
should take heed in resolving the issue.
Ms Esther Ng, Chief Content Officer of Star Media Group
opened the ceremony by presenting a speech saying, “This contest serves as an
outlet of creative expression for young people. The views of the young ones are
important as decision makers set out to create a better future for them. She
also thanked Genting Malaysia Berhad as ‘the company’s passion for education is
a testament to their commitment towards nation building’.
To kick things off, the audience were treated to a fantastic
choral speaking presentation by SMK Jalan Bukit Kajang titled Who We Are. The team were winners of the
2018 Choral Speaking Competition held by the Malaysian Competition Comission. They
stressed the importance of staying true to our Malaysian roots and to not
change our identities due to Western influences.
The students during a
humorous part of the performance
The students put in
their all for a lively performance
After submitting their creative movie posters, the five finalists
were required to present their presentations to the judges. The students went
all out for their presentation, even to the extent of wearing costumes and
performing skits. They touched on topics ranging from sexual harassment to drug
abuse and came up with interesting characters for their ‘movies’.
Team Created To Create from Chong Hwa Independent High
School, Kuala Lumpur created a fantastic
poster and and actual movie trailer to boot for their presentation. Titled
‘Miracle’ the poster was on a story of a woman who was migrating from Libya to
Italy and gave birth on the ship.
Team Banana Studio from Kolej Tingkatan Enam Desa Mahkota,
Kuala Lumpur added comedy to their presentation using bananas. They showed
creativity in using a story about dirty eateries in Kuala Lumpur and invented a
character called ‘Pisang Man’.
Team 3RIT from Kolej Tingkatan Enam Sri Istana, Klang
Selangor went for a touching story of a granddaughter who fulfilled her
grandfather’s wish of seeing her getting married as her grandfather was in poor
Team #MeFour from SMK Seri Bintang Utara highlighted a taboo topic in Malaysia: the prevalence of sexual harassment. Their project titled ‘The Bare Trap’ earned them the first runner-up prize.
The Smarties from SMK Sungai Kapar Indah brought attention
to a headline on a man who killed three people due to drug abuse. They also
touched on the topic of mental health.
The audience then took part in a fun pop quiz where winners
stood the chance to win tickets to the upcoming Skytropolis Amusement Park.
Left to right: Sharon
Ovinis of The Star and judges Katherine Chew, Vice President of Resort Communications
and Public Relations, Genting Malaysia Berhad; Mr Errol Oh, Executive Editor of
Star Media Group and Puan Nadhirah Azman, Assistant Director of the Division of
Arts and Co-Curricular Ministry of Education.
The movie posters made up for 50% of the marks with the
criteria based on: visual of movie poster, movie title & tagline,
relatability and overall appearance of movie poster, summary of plot &
message of the movie and writing skills in summary of plot. The other 50% of
the marks from the presentation took into consideration the introduction, body,
delivery of speech, creativity and a Q&A session. The students displayed
their various talent and creativity in creating the posters and the judges
definitely had a hard time picking the best of the lot after much deliberation.
The judge representing The Star was Mr. Errol Oh, an
Executive Editor who has won numerous awards for his articles including the Corporate
Governance Journalist of the Year Award 2013. Katherine Chew, Vice President of
Resort Communications & Public Relations represented Resorts World Genting
for the second year running as a judge as a part of the company’s aim to help
ambitious students. Puan Nadhirah Azman,
Assistant Director lent support on behalf of the Division of Arts and
Co-Curricular Ministry of Education to play their part in encouraging
creativity amongst students.
The first runner-ups
won a 3 Days 2 Nights stay at Resorts World Genting and a Samsung Tab each.
Finally, after months of hard work, it was time to announce
All the five finalists walked away with smiles on their
faces with the lucrative prizes offered including cash prizes worth RM500 per
team member. The second runner up received a 3 Days 2 Nights stay at Resorts
World Genting whilst the first runner-up received a 3 Days 2 Nights stay at
Resorts World Genting and a Samsung Tab each. The Grand Prize winners were the
envy of the onlookers as they walked away with a 6 Days 4 Nights Trip to South
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