— Sarawak Eye, a magazine published in the state, won the Gold Award in the 2020 Muse Creative Awards competition, an international creative award hosted by International Awards Association in the United States.
Its entry entitled “Xiananyang”, a series published by the magazine about the history of Sarawakian Chinese was adjudged the best among 4,618 submissions from 57 countries in the competition.
The award did not escape the attention of Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who praised the magazine for the achievement.
“There are many talented people here in Sarawak who excel in the arts. We are proud to see young Sarawakians going international and making a mark on international platforms,” he said at a press conference after the State Tourism Steering Committee Meeting here today.
Representing Malaysia to compete against many other countries, he said Sarawak Eye won the award for content marketing category and the feat was an honour for Sarawak, adding that he hoped it would spur further efforts to nurture more talent and opportunities.
Meanwhile, Sarawak Eye’s editor-in-chief Carmen Toh said the Muse Creative Awards was the latest recognition for “Xiananyang” which had won the Chief Minister Award at the Kenyalang Journalism Award 2020.
“This is most motivating to our team, it is also proof of the importance of cultural preservation. Our works are not only seen by the world but also officially recognised on an international platform. This is way beyond what we have imagined,” she added.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency