By Shareen Han
Bandar Seri Begawan - Get your cameras out and snap a scene depicting health care in Brunei Darussalam, or root through your collection of old photographs on the theme and stand a chance to win a maximum of $800.
This and other cash prizes are up for grabs for shutterbugs and other interested individuals in the Ministry of Health's photography competition to mark 100 years of health services in Brunei.
The competition, themed ‘100 Years of Caring Charting a New Frontier' is held to promote medical and health services and further enliven the atmosphere of celebrating 100 years of health services.
Participants will compete in four categories, as below:
Category A: Health Facilities - Photographs of any health facilities, including the Ministry of Health's buildings, hospitals, health centres and clinics. The winner of this category will receive a $500 cash prize.
Category B: Services - Portraying Bruneians receiving health or medical services or photos of local health professionals delivering their services. Top prize is $800.
Category C: Caring - Photographs that capture the caring attitude of health professionals while attending to patients. First place winner will receive $800.
Category D: Old Photos Collections - Photos showing medical and health services before 1984. First prize' is $200.
Held in collaboration with the Association of Photographers Brunei Darussalam, the competition is open to citizens and residents of Brunei, and a winner can only receive one prize from each category.
The selection criteria of the winners in each category are based on the subject significance of the competition's theme, creativity and imagination.
The judges will also consider the aesthetics or attractiveness of the photos, as well as a brief and accurate caption accompanying the photos.
The closing date of entry form submission to the Ministry of Health is Monday, October 1, 2007.
The Health Ministry is also organising other activities in conjunction with the one hundred year of health services, which include the ongoing comprehensive health screening and promotion for civil servants.
The campaign which began early this month involves some 44,000 civil servants from 12 ministries.
Another project is a Health Expo which is set to be one of the biggest health events to be hosted by the country. It is scheduled to be held from November 15-18, 2007 at the International Convention Centre.-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times