KUCHING: Old Kuching Heritage is inviting all creative students from higher learning institutions and professionals to participate in its short video contest in conjunction with the Heritage Week festival.

The competition is divided into two categories: students in higher learning institutions and professionals.

It is a platform for Sarawakians to share their creativity so as to advance the creative industry through artistic and cultural works, said a media statement yesterday.

The winners of both categories will receive cash prize of RM5,000 while the the first and second runners- up will walk away with RM3,000 and RM2,000 respectively.

Those interested can apply online at https:// kuchingkampungheritage.my. The videos must be submitted before midnight on Nov 16.

Old Kuching Heritage is one of the 47 Sarawak Digital Economy initiatives to strengthen the tourism sector.

It will ultimately develop Old Kuching as a tourist destination to enhance the socio- economic status of the local community by preserving historical infrastructure and establishing smart infrastructure through cutting- edge technology.

There are four components of Old Kuching Heritage namely Heritage Trails, Malay Heritage, Business Heritage and the Riverfront Heritage.

Old Kuching Heritage aims at providing information from transportation access, iTourKampung Heritage Trails and other basic travel information regarding the amenities around the city, especially at the Old Kuching Heritage area to events and happenings around Kuching.

[Source: “Old Kuching Heritage calling entries for short video contest” published by Borneo Post]

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