LKC FES student won first place at Mental Health Art Piece Competition

Soo with her certificate

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture student Soo Zhi Yi won first prize in the Mental Health Art Piece Competition organised by UNITAR International University. Soo walked away with RM200 cash prize, RM50 Pizza Rocket voucher and a hamper.

The competition’s theme Mental Health Awareness, Self-Expression through Art among Young Adults aimed to increase mental health awareness among young adults and promote mental health expression through artwork. The artwork was judged based on the criteria of expression of the themes, creativity and originality as well as the overall impression of the art.

Soo said, “In the current world, we tend to look at idealised images of others and try to find those same idealised characteristics in ourselves, and when we fail, we feel bad about ourselves. I wanted to express my thoughts about body image in this competition. Women should know that there is no golden rule of body perfection and no single standard of beauty. Stop comparing yourself to others as we are all unique in our own ways. We need to embrace our imperfections and love ourselves.”

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