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Kuching For Me Design Contest 2017 is open for all Kuching lovers to express their dream and love for the Cat City through art and design works presented with love and creativity.

1. Submission

Who can participate?
This Contest is open to all residents and visitors to Kuching, aged 15 years old and above, except for Employees of the Organiser and their immediate family members; and/or judges, representatives, employees, servants and/or agents of advertising and/or promotion service providers of Organiser and their immediate family members (Paragraph 3 in Terms & Conditions).
How do I join the Kuching For Me Design Contest?
Step 1: Tell us what is your dream for Kuching through a creative or artistic work presented in a digital format following the submission guidelines given below:

  • Maximum (4) images of the artwork or concept idea per entry
  • Images can be in jpg/png/bmp formats, resolution above 72 dpi, maximum 3MB per photo. Please upload the images onto a publicly-assessible website and submit the download link.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a design concept description written in English (maximum 300 words).

Step 2: Submit your entry and your personal details here from 6 March 2017 at 12.01am to 7 May 2017 at 11.59pm. You will receive a confirmation message upon submission.

What kind of design works is eligible for the Contest?
Present your dream for Kuching in a creative and artistic manner. Entries can be from the following categories:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Illustration
  3. Mixed Media
  4. Painting
  5. Printmaking
  6. Art Installation
  7. Furniture design
  8. Product design
  9. Sculpture
  10. Textile
  11. Graffiti
  12. Photography
How should I present my entry for submission?
Entries should be submitted as a concept in digital format for evaluation only. Contestants do not need to submit physical sketch boards or miniature models during the submission round.

Submission guidelines:

  • Maximum (4) images/drawings per artwork or design idea
  • Images can be in jpg/png/bmp formats, resolution above 72 dpi, maximum 3MB per photo. Please upload the images onto a publicly-assessible website and submit the download link.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a design concept description written in English (maximum 300 words).
Do you accept non-digital submissions?
No. Entries should be submitted as a concept in digital format for evaluation only. Contestants do not need to submit physical sketch boards or miniature models during the submission round.
Why do I have to fill in personal details including my full name, IC number, contact number and email address?
When you submit your work and story online at www.kuchingforme.com, we will automatically send a request to that email for you to verify that we have the right address.

In the event that your entry is a winning entry, we will be able to contact you via your mobile number, email address and also to be able to identify you.

How many entry can I submit?
Only one entry per person will be allowed. Entries will only be accepted via www.kuchingforme.com
What is the deadline for contest submissions?
Please submit your entry and your personal details online at www.kuchingforme.com from 6 March 2017 at 12.01am to 7 May 2017 at 11.59pm.
What’s next after the submission?
Selection of the Top 15 Finalists

Preliminary Selection

  • All entries received will be judged by a pre-selected panel of judges based on the concept, content, creativity and originality.
  • The Sarawak Identity should be reflected in the concept and content.
  • Top 30 best entries will be selected by the judges to enter the final selection round. The contestants who are selected will be notified via email and phone.

Final Selection of Top 15 Finalists

  • Top 30 best contestants will be invited to present their entries to the panel of judges.
What happens if I am selected as the Top 30 best contestants?
Top 30 best contestants will be invited to present their entries to the panel of judges.
Detailed specifications to be submitted as follows:

  • Maximum (4) posters or sketches of A1 size per artwork or design
  • (Optional) (1) 1:1 or a miniature scale model. The size of the miniature model needs to be between 40 x 40 x 40 (cm3) and 100 x 100 x 100 (cm3). Substance must be submitted in a box
  • (Optional) (1) 3D animation video with maximum (5) screenshots from different angles
  • (Optional) (1) video showing the art piece from different angles. This is recommended for Art Installation when the art piece cannot be moved.

Top 15 best entries selected by the judges will qualify for the final voting round by public.

How will I know I am the selected as Top 15 Finalists?
The result will be announced on the contest’s official website at www.kuchingforme.com and Facebook Page on 15 June 2017.
What happens if I am selected as the Top 15 Finalists?
Top 15 best entries selected by the judges will qualify for the final voting round by public.

2. Voting

How does the public voting works?
The 15 best entries will be available on the contest’s official website at www.kuchingforme.com starting from 15 June 2017. The public can vote for their favourite entries from 17 June 2017 at 12.01am to 28 June 2017 at 11.59pm.
How to vote?
Step 1: Go to the contest’s official website at www.kuchingforme.com to find the entries of Top 15 Finalists.

Step 2: Click Vote now under your favourite entry. You are able to vote from 17 June 2017 at 12.01am to 28 June 2017 at 11.59pm.

How are the winners selected?
Top 3 most voted entries win top prizes.
How will I know if I win?
The result will be announced on the contest’s official website at www.kuchingforme.com and Facebook Page. Winners will be notified via email and phone.
How many times can I vote?
You can vote once per day per IP address. So you are not allowed to vote for two different entries on the same day.
Can I see the number of votes each entry has?
As a company policy, we do not share the exact totals of votes that each entry receives during or after a contest. This is to ensure a friendly and fair voting environment.
What is the best way to get more votes?
You can share the link to your favourite entry on social media or email your friends.

3. Prizes & Prize Collection

What will I receive if I win?
Your entry will be awarded one (1) of four (4) prizes as follows:

  • One 1st Prize: RM5,000
  • One 2nd Prize: RM2,500
  • One 3rd Prize: RM1,000
  • Consolation Prize: RM100
What do I need to present for prize collection?
Winners must present their identity cards to verify their identities when they collect the prizes. For winners below the age of 18, they must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
Can I send someone else to collect on behalf in the event that I am unable to personally collect the prizes?
No. You need to personally collect the prize as we need to verify the winner personally within 30 days from the date of notification.

4. Others

Where can I submit my inquiry or feedback?
Please send all feedback or inquiries to:
Email address: kuchingforme@saradise.my

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Lot 1, Brighton Square, Jalan Song,
93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia