MEET THE JUDGES

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Bonnie Yap

Bonnie Yap is an adventurous photographer who started her career back in 1990. Her 12-year stint with The Star enabled her to broaden her photography portfolio and gain valuable experience. One of the most sought-after professionals around, she is best known for her indoor studio food shoots to entertainment, travel and fashion photography. The versatile photographer has also made a foray into video production.
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Mohd Fazrey

Fazry Ismail is the Chief Photographer for European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Malaysia. Having graduated with a Diploma and Bachelors Degree in Photography at the UiTM, additionally with the guide and advise from his idol Zainal Halim, he joined Malaysia English major newspaper, The Star and the online portal Malaysia Gazette before joining the EPA in 2014.

Fazry has covered various sporting events such as the 2016 Summer Olympic in Brazil, 2018 Winter Olympic in South Korea, Hajj in Mecca, Historical China-Taiwan Summit in Singapore, Songkran Festival in Thailand , Eid Al Adha Celebrations in Cambodia and other breaking news and sports in Malaysia.

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Chai Kok Leong

Chai Kok Leong, a commercial, wedding and portrait photographer who runs Demomentz Studio, is a Professional Member of the Wedding Portrait Photographers Asia (WPPAsia) and a qualified member of The Master Photographers Association (MPA) of United Kingdom since 2010.

Kok Leong was appointed as The Ambassador by WPPAsia since 2011 and has won numberous awards from MPA Far East Print Competition in 2010, WPPAsia Print Competition 2010, 2011, 2012. He was certified as Craftsmanship of WPPAsia in 2013 and was awarded as one of the Top 10 Photographers of WPPAsia in 2014. In 2015 he was appointed as the Director and official judge for the WPPA qualification panel of WPPAsia International.

He is now actively giving photography seminars and workshops in the country and overseas. He also created his own overseas photography workshop brand; Framing The World, where he has travelled to countries like Indonesia and Vietnam for workshops.