A photography competition, World Palm Portraits Photography Competition, organized by Malaysian Palm Oil Council was launched by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during the council’s Reach & Remind 2015 event at Putrajaya Putrajaya on February 11th, 2015.


The international competition, which is in its third year, is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Participants are expected to capture palm oil and its multitude applications from their own perspectives. Entries can be submitted under any of the four categories; Black & White, People & Portraits, Nature & Wildlife and Fine Art & Photo Manipulation. The first three categories may be on images of plantations, farmers, and wildlife while the last category is introduced to allow manipulation of pictures by photographers who may not have access to palm oil or palm fruits. Photographers may then submit aesthetically photographed food or non-food products, among others.

Submissions for the competition have been steadily rising with almost 600 and 1000 entries in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Last year saw 150 international participants including those from Turkey, UAE, USA, UK, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines participating with two winners from outside Malaysia.

Participants can start submitting their entries after 15th March 2015 and the closing date is on 30th June 2015.

For more information on the photography competition, please visit www.palmportraits.com.my