Teh Chun Yen Bags RM 25,000 for his winning ‘Xie Xie’ Video
25 FEBRUARY 2016, SUBANG JAYA… Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad (“Yeo’s”), a renowned household brand with a strong heritage of producing superior quality halal food and drinks in Malaysia for over 50 years, awarded Teh Chun Yen and his team as first prize winner of the ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’ at a prize giving ceremony, today.
Teh Chun Yen took home a cash prize of RM 25,000 and Yeo’s products for his video entitled ‘Xie Xie’. He said, “I grew up eating and drinking Yeo’s products. When I found out about this contest, I was struck by childhood scenes which were quite similar to this short film. ‘Xie Xie’ Yeo’s for giving me this opportunity to express my thoughts and ideas. It is definitely a marvellous experience for me to showcase my talents in visual art.”
The ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’ has provided a platform for creative and innovative talents in Malaysia to express their love towards their country through the construction of patriotic videos. True to its tagline, “I am Malaysian, We love our country… What’s your story?”, the contest was organised with an aim to inculcate the love of Malaysia and provide an opportunity to develop local talents with the hope of giving birth to future film directors or producers.
“This is Yeo’s second successful attempt at organising an online video contest. Through ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’, we are able to witness and be encouraged by the inspiring testimonials of individuals, families, and communities through their stories narrating their love for Malaysia,” said Mr Ong Chay Seng, Group Vice President of Malaysia and Indonesia.
The ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’ attracted an overwhelming number of homegrown video entries. Each entry was assessed based on creativity, originality, and ability to convey the message through the 60-second video by three distinguished professional judges comprising of Mr Ong Chay Seng, En Osman Ali and Mr Dick Chua.
During the prize giving ceremony, Yeo’s also presented attractive prizes to winners with the most outstanding videos. The list of winners are as follows:
|1st Prize||Teh Chun Yen||RM 25,000 + Yeo’s Product||Xie Xie|
|2nd Prize||Low Tiong Lim||RM 5,000 + Yeo’s Product||The Natural Reaction|
|3rd Prize||Zurayah Binti Abd Razak||RM 3,000 + Yeo’s Product||Bermulanya Sebuah Cinta|
|Special Award (x2)||Emily Yii En Li||RM 2,000 + Yeo’s Product||Kopitiam|
|Ang Yik Chuan||RM 2,000 + Yeo’s Product||Belong|
|Most Shared Award||Foo Wei Ling||RM 1,000 +
|I’m proud To Be Malaysia Who Loves Yeo’s Drinks|
|Most Patriotic Award||Zurayah Bt Abd Razak||Bermulanya Sebuah Cinta|
|Most Touching Video||Ang Yik Chuan||Belong|
|The Most Funniest Video||Teh Rou Ning||Geh Bhu Ki (Dentures)|
En Osman Ali, popular Film Director, commented, “Some of the topics presented were very genuine yet inspiring and showed that the participants were thinking out-of-the-box. The homegrown videos were compelling and displayed a high level of creativity among the participants.”
Mr Dick Chua, another award-winning judge, said, “I am very impressed with some of the concepts and story lines generated from this contest. Most of the videos created were magnificent in terms of order, filming and editing. Some of the best videos were created with limited tools and low budgets, but the story plot portrayed was just phenomenal.”
Those present at the prize giving ceremony of ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’ include Group Vice President of Yeo’s Malaysia and Indonesia, Mr Ong Chay Seng; First Vice President – Marketing of Yeo’s, Mr Vincent Chui; renowned Malaysian film director, En Osman Ali and Mr Dick Chua.
To view the winning video entries of the ‘Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest’, Yeo’s invites everyone to click ‘like’ and follow all the official channels of ‘Yeo’s Malaysia’ via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or alternatively find out more from the official webpage of this contest at www.yeos.com.my/ilovemalaysia-videocontest.
(2nd row L-R) : (2nd from the right) Ong Chay Seng, Group Vice President – Malaysia & Indonesia of Yeo’s; Vincent Chui, 1st Vice President-Marketing of Yeo’s; Osman Ali, renowned Film Director and Dick Chua, multi-talented Film Director.
‘YEO’S, I LOVE MALAYSIA!’: Top 3 winners of short-video contest cheering for a rewarding day in winning Yeo’s, I Love Malaysia Video Contest.
L-R: Lim Han Loong, Teh Chun Yen, and Kelvin Tan Kian .
THANK YOU ‘XIE XIE’… The deserving winner team, Teh Chun Yen and his team, cheering for their victory over Yeo’s I Love Malaysia Video Contest and carrying away cash prize RM 25,000 and Yeo’s products!
COMMENTS BY PROFESSIONAL… Dick Chua and Osman Ali giving their big thumbs up to the winners of Yeo’s I Love Malaysia Prize Giving Ceremony.