BruROSA is back again with another ‘CCC’ competition where it was the first time that the application opens to overseas students regardless of their religion or faith. ‘CCC’ stands for ‘Capture, Caption, Compete’ where the students were able to showcase their talent in terms of photography and writing. They would be submitting a photo that they took themselves, and creating a caption, relating to the theme. This year’s theme was “The Creations of the Creator”. One of the objectives that could be found from this was that students would be able to embrace their skills in both photography and writing. In addition, enhancing their interpretation skills relates to the theme in how their picture encapsulates a story.
This competition consisted of two categories, Category A and Category B. Category A represents students studying in the United Kingdom and Eire. Category B represents students studying in Malaysia, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand. There were 8 participants from Category A and 5 participants from Category B. Judging of submissions from participants consisted of 4 main components: 15% from the caption, 15% from the photos, 30% from both photos and captions from the UPP officers and 40% from the public by voting through Google form. The panel of judges for the caption was the BruROSA’s Writing Team and an invited guest from Unit Penuntut-Penuntut (UPP), the Religious Officer, Ustaz Fahmi. For the photo, the panel of judges consisted of the BruROSA Media Team and another invited guest from UPP, the Director of Studies himself, Cikgu Danny Aimi. After the submissions are scored by the panel of judges, all the submissions are then compiled in a Google form. This gave the public the ability to vote for the participant’s submission by choosing their top 3 favourite submissions from each category-finalising the score each participant received.
For Category A, Ng Hsuen Yuen from University of Sunderland won 1st place with his submission, ‘Elegance of Creation’, receiving a total score of 78.0%. Coming in at 2nd place is Amiratul Iffah Mohd Idres from University of Bath, with a score of 68.9% through her submission, ‘Where is Allah?’. Lastly, the 3rd place is taken by Nur Arina Hj Hamidun from Cardiff Metropolitan University with her submission, ‘A Reflection Away’, scoring 62.0%. Furthermore, the winner for category B is Siti Norsabrina Mohammad Shafie from Curtin University in Perth, scoring a total of 78.3%, with her submission, ‘There is no flawed creation’. The runner-up position is earned by Muhammad Rif’at bin Haji Abdul Hafeiz from Al-Azhar University in Egypt, with his submission, ‘Your life is your journey’, obtaining a score of 66.5%. Following very closely in third place with a score of 66.2%, is none other than Nabiel Yusof ‘Ain from Australia, with his submission, ‘A Peaceful Sunset’. In both categories, the 1st place winner, the runner-up winner and the 3rd place winner will take home cash prizes, £150, £100 and £75, respectively. All participants are given a certificate of participation as well.
Below are the photos and captions of the top three submissions in each category. These submissions are also available at BruROSA’s official instagram account @brurosa.uk .
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Category A: Top three submissions from (Left to Right)
Category B: Top three submissions from (Left to Right)
BruROSA would like to express appreciation to all of the students who partake in this competition. A massive congratulations to the winners who have shown their hard work and effort in this competition. In the future, BruROSA hopes to continue this photography and writing competition to encourage students studying abroad to showcase their talents and creativity.