PENANG:Han Chiang College will celebrate its annual student-award ceremony, the Golden Achievement Award (GAA), to honour students’ academic milestones and achievements at 6.30 pm on 29 September 2017.
Celebrating the fantasy and magic of Fairy Tale as its theme, GAA 2017 will enchant into folklore characters as dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, goblins, griffins, trolls, unicorns and witches. The theme will also encapsulate a rich blend of stories which exude youth and local cultures.
Fairy tales are what most people grew up with, and this theme brings up childhood memories of heroes slaying dragons and winning the hearts of princesses. Childhood experiences are often tinged with a bittersweet nostalgia that everyone longs to return to, and making fairy tales the theme of GAA 2017 reminds students of what they once had as children. Having fairy tales as a theme encourages students to once again recall their ability to be imaginative even as they organise this event. They will unveil a blend of local and western culture with Fairy Tale as the unifying element in a total of six performances ranging from singing to dancing, culminating in a musical drama.
Behind all the fun, shimmer and glitter, lies the evidence of the nominees’ and winners’ sacrifices. Having spent hours of hard work to produce innovative and fresh ideas in broadcasting, journalism, public relations and advertising, and striving relentlessly to develop business acumen and multimedia skills, the students stand a chance to walk away with award titles and attractive cash prizes.
The Golden Achievement Awards will honour more than 38 winners for 25 awards for The Best Young Potential Entrepreneur, Most Outstanding Alumni (one from each Academic School), Most Promising Young Writer, Most Promising Young Scholar, Multimedia Communication Design, Special Innovative, Best Fiction Production, Best Non-Fiction Production, Best Young Director, Best Editing, Best Corporate Advertisement, Best Feature, Best Promising Journalist (English & Chinese), Best PR Campaign, Best Advertising Campaign, Best Media Planner, SKM Level 3 (Best Student) and other special awards.
Students’ works are judged by industry professionals and academics such as Intellect Worldwide founder and CEO Solomon Lee, founder for Tsubaki Studio and CUTOUT Magazine Jay Lim, senior journalist Tan Sin Chow, Ivory Properties corporate communications manager Winnie Yeoh and Universiti Sains Malaysia broadcasting lecturers Dr Mahyuddin Ahmad and Dr Adrian Lee.
This gala event is organised by students under the supervision of lecturers. From securing sponsors and devising promotional strategies for ticket sales to staging performances, the students have worked hard in the past six months.
This year, NTV7 host Tan Ley Teng who is also an alumna of Han Chiang College will grace the GAA 2017. Student committee chairman Teh Kean Hooi, 25, said the team is motivated to organise the event on such a large scale as they feel that the students need to be reminded that it is important to strike a strong balance between work and play.
“The practical experience in staging the event can help widen our perspectives and put what we have learned into practice,” Teh said adding that the Fairy Tale theme will certainly rekindle memories and boost creative thinking skills of the organising committee in putting up an out-of- the-box masterpiece.
The event is sponsored by Bamboo Catering (M) Sdn Bhd, H.I.Salon & Academy, Mary Kay, Partymix, Soya Boss, Printbud, Teik Senn, LK Online Trading, LK Media Solution, Ms Khoo Saw Im, Greenomic Commerce Sdn Bhd and Hooi Ceramics & Gift Enterprise.
To purchase tickets to the Golden Achievement Awards which are priced at RM30, contact Tan Kai Lee at 017-5574247, Loo Zi Xian at 012-5212901, Tan Hui Jing at 012-6224354, John Lau King Hua at 016-8515569 or Khoo Jen Leon at 017-4337150.