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The UNIMAS CREATIVE team of the Design Technology Department, Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts recently won the First Prize for the Handicraft category in the PIALA SERI ENDON 2006 competition. They received the Piala Pusingan (trophy) and a cash prize of RM 30,000. The ceremony was held in Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on the 17 December 2007.
The winners are:
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairul Aidil Azlin Abd. Rahman
2. Abdul Haddy b. Ali Ahmad (Industrial Design program student)
3. Kartina Bt. Abd. Walid (Textile and fashion design student)
The Piala Seri Endon was conceived to discover and to provide a platform for support, recognition and encouragement of Malaysia’s batik-making talent. It is an annual event that is open only to Malaysians over 18 years of age, and is part of the Malaysia Batik - Crafted for the World movement.
The Piala Seri Endon batik design competition, named after the late wife of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, is now in its fourth year. Launched in 2003, the Piala had just one category, that is Fashion. A second category, Soft Furnishing, was added in 2004, and in 2005 a third category, Handicraft, was added.
The expansion in categories is in line with the movements aim to broaden the base of products to which batik can be applied so as to address the problem of a lack diversification in products to which batik is applied.
This year’s competition has made our faculty proud as the Design Technology Department participated in all 3 categories in the competition.
o Soft Furnishing
The other winners for the competition are:
Fashion Category :
Theme : Neo-Timour
Unimas Designer Team (Academic Staffs):
Dr. Hjh. Nazlina Shaari
Dyg. Marinawati Bt. A. Mohd. Reduan
Theme : Say No To War
Tatieyana Team (Final Year Students of Fashion and Textile program):
The other participants for the competition are:
Soft Furnishing Category:
Theme: Environmental Concern
Prof. Madya Ahmad Khiri Mohd. Zain
Tio Tit Seng (Graphic Design Program)
Written by Salmiah bt Abdul Hamid / FACA