Have you been to Malaysia before? Did you capture lots of amazing photos and beautiful memories whilst in the country? If you did, then this might just sweeten your memory of Malaysia - Tourism Malaysia has just officially launched an online campaign and photo contest called #BeautifulMalaysia today (27th June 2015).
What is #BeautifulMalaysia all about?
As you would know if you’ve been to Malaysia before, there’s always something happening around the country at any time of the day throughout the year – places to explore, festivals to celebrate, food to feast on, modern malls and colourful markets to discover, and so on. And of course, all these could have been captured not just in memories but also in photos, whether by many or just a few of us. #BeautifulMalaysia is therefore a campaign to encourage visitors (and yes, locals alike too!) to share their beautiful Malaysia moments and photos online and allow others to experience and discover the beauty of Malaysia as well.
Why share through #BeautifulMalaysia?
Well, apart from allowing the world to see the country’s beauty through your own eyes, you could also automatically be in the running for some cool weekly prizes through Tourism Malaysia’s #BeautifulMalaysia online photo contest that runs for 14 weeks from 15th June to 20th Sept 2015.
Sharing the photos and participating in the online contest is as easy as A, B, C, it requires nothing more than just the following:
A – Select your own photo(s) that best encapsulates the beauty of Malaysia based on any of the following categories: Places, Food, Festivals, or Shopping;
B – Upload the photo(s) to your Instagram account and caption it with something creative and relevant to the campaign categories. Include the hashtag #BeautifulMalaysia and tag @Malaysia.Truly.Asia too; and
C – That’s it! Oh! Just make sure that you’re at least 13 years old and a world citizen ;-)
If you however don’t have any Instagram account, fret not! You can still participate in the contest as easily via official #BeautifulMalaysia website. You can also check out the contest gallery there for some inspirations, by the way.
Tourism Malaysia will pick the best photo(s) each week throughout the campaign and contest period. The Grand Prizes to be won are different each week, and they include iPad Air 2, Canon EOS 100D DSLR, Oppo R5 mobile phone and GoPro Hero4. So if you have plenty of amazing photos of Malaysia from your trip, it might be best to spread out your submission a bit for more chances, or maybe share more during the week of your targeted prize. Think strategy, guys! ;)
As part of the campaign, Tourism Malaysia would be distributing specially designed #BeautifulMalaysia postcards at selected airports in the country. The winners of the contest would also have their winning photos displayed on these postcards at the end of the campaign. I don’t know about you guys but I’d be pretty chuffed if I find my photos are shared as one of the #BeautifulMalaysia postcards! :)
So what are you waiting for, guys? Start sharing those beautiful photos of yours and get cranking on the captions! And don’t forget to include the hashtag #BeautifulMalaysia!
Official #BeautifulMalaysia website