KUCHING: New Sarawak Tribune’s very own Ramidi Subari went home with a huge smile on his face after winning the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Construction Media Awards 2019 Photography Category last Friday.

The veteran photographer with his photo entitled ‘Brave or Just Careless’ received the grand prize of RM5,000, a trophy and certificate.

Ramidi said, “Syukur Alhamdulillah, I am grateful to be able to win such prestigious award.

“I told my colleagues prior to this, if I am able to win something, then it is a blessing from God. However, if I am unlucky, then it is still a blessing to participate in the category.”

Ramidi Subari

The CIDB Construction Media Awards 2019 was presented by Federal Works Minister Baru Bian at Pullman Hotel.

In the same category, Zulazhar @ June Bin from The Star won second place with his piece entitled, ‘Canine on the Job’ while Utusan Sarawak’s Andre Oliverio Rapa’ee took the third spot with ‘Patuh Peraturan Keselamatan’.

Borneo Post dominated the Print and News Portal category, winning first place through its correspondent Yvonne Tuah Merawin with the article ‘Clearing the Air for Construction’ and third place by Sharon Kong Yih Hieng, entitled ‘The Business of Railway Connectivity’.

Second place in the category was awarded to Utusan Sarawak’s correspondent Haini Darani with her article entitled ‘Pekerja Terlatih, Teknologi Tiada’.

Meanwhile, TV3 Sarawak took home two awards for the Television and Online Broadcast Media category through first place winners journalists Adib Othman and Farizan Jalal in their coverage, ‘Pan Borneo Highway: First Package Completed This January’ and third place by Kadir Edison and Farizan Jalal’s children with coverage ‘Social Responsibility: Petronas Helps Student Hostel’.

RTM Kuching’s journalist Mohd Shadiqin Mohd Bahrin came in second place with his coverage of ‘Bersiri: Jajaran Pan Borneo’.

All winners received cash prizes worth RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM2,000 as well as trophies and certificates respectively.

The participating works revolved around the construction sector based on the four strategic pillars of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) 2016-2020, namely Quality, Safety and Professionalism, Sustainability, Productivity and Internationalisation.