Frequently Asked Questions

About regulations for applications and works

  1. Are there any qualifications required to participate the contest?
  2. A.

    You have to reside in Malaysia and aged 21 years old and above with a valid National Registration Identification Card (“NRIC”) number (12-digit) OR passport holder with valid number at the time of participation of the Campaign.

  3. Can Sime Darby Property's employee participate the contest?
  4. A.

    No. Employee and immediate family members (ie parents, spouse, children and siblings) are not allowed to participate.

  5. How do I participate?
  6. A.

    Please visit https://www.simedarbyproperty.com/capture8photocontest for further details.

  7. Is there any fee to enter the contest?
  8. A.

    There is no fee to participate. However, you are responsible for costs associated with the entry such as the travelling expenses, equipment, talent fee etc.

  9. Will I receive notification that my photo has been received?
  10. A.

    You will not be sent a notice of the receipt regarding your entry, but you can check on the microsite to see if you photo is submitted

  11. Are entries limited to submissions taken with only professional photography equipment?
  12. A.

    You may use any types of cameras to shoot your submission for the contest but do note that for Professional it must be taken with DSLR only. Kindly adhere to the theme of submission and category you are participating in.

  13. Can edited photos be submitted? To what degree can photos be edited and submitted?
  14. A.

    You can submit photos with minimum touchup. Superimposed and/or heavy Digital Imaging (DI) are not allowed and will be disqualified.

  15. Can I apply under a nickname? I do not want my real name to be made public.
  16. A.

    You are not allowed to apply under a nickname. Please use your real name during submission. Please be aware that your real name will be displayed in the gallery with your winning photo.

  17. Is it possible for a group to submit a single work?
  18. A.

    Even works submitted by a group will be entered under the name of one representative. Therefore, should the photo win, the individual representative will receive the award rather than the entire group.

  19. Can a work be submitted regardless of when it was taken?
  20. A.

    Yes, a work taken on any date may be submitted.

  21. The work is watermarked or includes copyright information. Is it possible to submit it? Also, is it recommended to include copyright information in my work?
  22. A.

    Yes, you can submit it. You can submit works regardless of whether they include copyright information or not.

  23. Please tell me the entry period.
  24. Township Campaign Duration Categories
    1 Bandar Ainsdale, Seremban From 12:00 am on 8 April to 11:59pm on 7 June 2022 Professional and Smartphone
    2 Putra Heights, Subang Jaya From 12:00am on 8 April to 11:59pm on 7 June 2022 Professional, Drone and Smartphone
    3 Nilai Impian, Nilai From 12:00 am on 8 June to 11:59pm on 7 Aug 2022 Professional and Smartphone
    4 KLGCC Resort, Bukit Kiara From 12:00 am on 8 June to 11:59pm on 7 Aug 2022 Professional, Drone and Smartphone
    5 SJCC, Subang Jaya From 12:00 am on 8 Aug to 11:59pm on 7 Oct 2022 Professional and Smartphone
    6 KL East, Kuala Lumpur From 12:00 am on 8 Aug to 11:59pm on 7 Oct 2022 Professional, Drone and Smartphone
    7 Serenia City, Sepang From 12:00 am on 8 Oct to 11:59pm on 7 Dec 2022 Professional and Smartphone
    8 City of Elmina, Shah Alam From 12:00 am on 8 Oct to 11:59pm on 7 Dec 2022 Professional, Drone and Smartphone
  25. Can the public enter The Glades, Putra Heights premise?
  26. A.

    No, as The Glades is a gated-and-guarded community. For the members of the public that wish to take photos of The Glades, kindly seek out the Sime Darby Property representatives in Putra Heights Sales Gallery for further advice and assistance.

About the categories & themes

  1. Is it possible to submit the same photo in different theme?
  2. A.

    The Participant is allowed to submit the same Entry for different Main Categories (Professional and SmartPhone and Drone) and theme (i.e. Leisure, Nature and Culture). However, the same entry in any of Main Category can be submitted for Special Category.

  3. Is it possible to enter all category?
  4. A.

    The Participant is only allowed to submit maximum four (4) entries out of eight (8) during the Campaign Period for each category and theme

  5. If I have been selected as a winner in the Special Category via Social Media, would I still be able to win the Main Category via Microsite prize?
  6. A.

    Yes.

  7. If I have been selected as a winner in the Special Category via Social Media would i still be eligible to win any of the Main Category over 8 townships, and Grand Prize of Battersea trip?
  8. A.

    Yes. Winners in the Special Category via Social Media will still be eligible to win the Main Category prizes, but only the Winner of Main Category will be eligible to be in the running for the Grand Prize.

About the categories & themes

Please tell me the size and format.

Professional Category

  • Participant is required to register at the Microsite (https://www.simedarbyproperty.com/capture8photocontest) to participate and submit in this Campaign.
  • The format and size of entries submitted has to be in JPG and PNG format with a minimum file size of 3MB (not exceeding 8MB)
  • Participant required to publish Camera Model, ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed at the bottom of the photo before submitting.

Smartphone Category

  • articipant is required to register at the Microsite (https://www.simedarbyproperty.com/capture8photocontest) to participate and submit in this Campaign.
  • The format and size of entries submitted has to be in JPG and PNG format with a minimum file size of 3MB (not exceeding 8MB).

Drone Category

  • Participant is required to register at the Microsite (https://www.simedarbyproperty.com/capture8photocontest) to participate and submit in this Campaign.
  • 360°degree photo and panoramic view photo are acceptable to participate in drone category
  • The format and size of entries submitted has to be in JPG and PNG format with a minimum file size of 3MB (not exceeding 8MB
  1. Can I submit a video or GIF?
  2. A.

    No. You can only submit photo, 360°degree photo and panoramic view in JPG and PNG format.

  3. Is it possible to submit works that are also submitted to another contest?
  4. A.

    No. For the photo competition, you may not submit works that have been submitted to other contests (this includes works that are similar to those submitted to other contests).

  5. After entering, is it possible to submit my work to another contest?
  6. A.

    No. For the photo competition, even works that are submitted to other contests after they have been submitted to this contest will not be accepted, as they will be considered to be works that have been submitted to other contests.

  7. Only works that have not already been presented and released can be submitted for entry, but what about works that have been published on a website or Social Networking Services (SNS)?
  8. A.

    You must submit original photos that are unpresented and unreleased in all forms of visual media (including advertisements, stock photos, SNS, etc.) and in which you own all copyrights.

  9. Is it possible to submit a scan of a photograph taken with a film camera?
  10. A.

    Yes. Digital and traditional photography are permitted./p>

  11. My photo has a date stamp. Can I submit it?
  12. A.

    No, for this contest you may not submit photos with a date stamp.

  13. After entering, is it possible to cancel my entry and resubmit another work?
  14. A.

    Yes. Please drop an email to capture8@simedarbyproperty.com and request to delete. Please allow 1-3 working days to process.

  15. Is it possible to submit works by email directly to Sime Darby Property?
  16. A.

    Submissions sent to places other than this website will not be processed. Also, please note that should data be sent to the wrong place in error, it will not be processed nor will you receive notification.

  17. What will happen if I leave part of the entry form blank by mistake?
  18. A.

    The entry form cannot be sent unless all required sections have been completed. Any mandatory sections which have been skipped will be indicated on the screen, so please take note and fill in the relevant sections.

  19. What will happen if my data is lost or damaged due to an incident during data transmission?
  20. A.

    As Sime Darby Property will not take responsibility for this, please make sure to back up and store your data prior to submission.

  21. Is it possible to submit works through recording media such as a CD-R?
  22. A.

    No, it is not. We only accept submission through the platforms listed here.

  23. My image is not uploading/ I have trouble uploading my image.
  24. A.

    Please review the instructions for the entry form on this website. If this does not resolve your issue, please send an enquiry to capture8@simedarbyproperty.com

  25. Can I enter by smartphone or tablet?
  26. A.

    Yes, you may enter through the browser on your smartphone or tablet.

  27. I can't enter. I don't understand how to enter.
  28. A.

    Please review the instructions for the entry form on this website. If this does not resolve your issue, please send an enquiry to capture8@simedarbyproperty.com

  29. There was any technical error.
  30. A.

    Please review the instructions for the entry form on this website. If this does not resolve your issue, please send an enquiry to capture8@simedarbyproperty.com

About the judging & prizes

  1. Who are the judges?
  2. A.

    The judges are from a panel of distinguished photographers from Canon Malaysia, a certified photographer from Canon Malaysia and representatives from SDP.

  3. How are the submissions evaluated?
  4. Submissions will be evaluated via the following themes:

    • Leisure - Essence of what makes this place the ultimate place of rest and relaxation
    • Nature/ sustainability - Breathtaking beauty of natural environment and flourishing biodiversity here
    • Culture - Vibrant lifestyle and community characteristics that makes living here special
  5. Will I be able to receive an evaluation and advice from the judges?
  6. A.

    The judges are unable to provide evaluation or advice. Participants may refer to Contest workshop for category direction.

  7. How are the results determined?
  8. A.

    The judges will score the photos based on the judging criteria as stated here.

  9. When will results be available, and how will I know them?
  10. A.

    Winners will be contacted via email by Week 1 of June 2022. An official announcement will be published on the microsite on Week 2 of June 2022.

  11. I want to know more details about why the winning works were chosen to receive awards.
  12. A.

    We cannot provide any further comment on the works other than what is provided on our website.

  13. I didn't win a prize. Please tell me the reason.
  14. A.

    We are unable to provide evaluations or comments for every submission.

  15. Can I win more than 1 Prize in each township?
  16. A.

    No. You can only win 1 prize for the entire photo contest. However, if you are the 1st Prize Winner for any category, you are entitled to participate for the Grand Prize.

  17. If I didn't win in the first round of campaign, can I submit for the next round of campaign?
  18. A.

    Yes. You can submit different photos in the next round of campaign. However, you can oly enter maximum four (4) entries during the entire Campaign Period.

  19. If I win a prize, will the prize be sent to me?
  20. A.

    Winners will be contacted individually regarding the prize giving method. Winners will be required to attend the prize giving ceremonies held at selected locations.

  21. Is it possible to receive my prize if I cannot attend the prize giving ceremony?
  22. A.

    Yes, you may send a representative to be present along with a letter of authorization to avoid your prize being forfeited.

  23. Is it possible for me to change the camera or lens received as a prize to a different model?
  24. A.

    No, you cannot change the prize item.

  25. Can I exchange the Grand Prize (Battersea London trip) for cash instead?
  26. A.

    No, it is not possible to receive cash in lieu of the trip.

  27. If I won the Grand Prize, can I transfer it to another person?
  28. A.

    No, the winner must go and he/she can bring another person of his choice.

  29. Can I receive a cash prize instead of the prize camera, printer and drone?
  30. A.

    No, you cannot receive cash in lieu of the prize item.

  31. How can I participate for the Grand Prizes?
  32. A.

    Grand Prizes:
    Only 1st Prize winner from each category for each township will be shortlisted to win the Grand Prize.

  33. Please tell me the number of award winners.
  34. The award structure is as follows:

    Township Professional Category Drone Category Smartphone Category Special Category
    1 Bandar Ainsdale, Seremban
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Not applicable
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    2 Putra Heights, Subang Jaya
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    3 Nilai Impian, Nilai
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Not applicable
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    4 KLGCC Resort, Bukit Kiara
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    5 SJCC, Subang Jaya
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Not applicable
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    6 KL East, Kuala Lumpur
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    7 Serenia City, Sepang
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Not applicable
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)
    8 City of Elmina, Shah Alam
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    • 1st Prize winner (x1)
    • 2nd Prize Winner (x1)
    • 3rd Prize Winner (x1)
    • Consolation Prize (x5)
    Winner (x1)