World Lupus Day – May 10th & Anything Butterfly Contest

World Lupus Day is a global awareness effort and is coming soon on May 10th, Malaysia is participating with a charity initiative driven by Shutter Asia in conjunction with Persatuan SLE Malaysia.

World Lupus Day Malaysia

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. As with other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system. SOURCE

You can read more about Lupus here at Lupus Malaysia.

To raise money for we will be running a photography contest with the theme of “Anything Butterfly” – this is not limited to macro so go wild. It’s up to your interpretation.

First Prize:
Nikon D60 DSLR Camera with kit valued at RM 2,588

Second Prize:
Nikon D40x DSLR Camera with kit valued at RM 1,888

Third Prize:
Coolpix P5100 camera valued at RM 1,048

Five Merit Prizes:
Nikon CF Sprint IV binoculars valued at RM 198 each

Fifteen Consolation Prizes

Download your entry form here: World Lupus Day Entry Form

You need to submit the entry form with a minimum donation of RM10 before April 30th.

Photographs for entry MUST be taken between May 1st and May 7th and entered by May 8th 5pm. An exhibition and prize giving ceremony will be on May 10th and the exhibition will continue until May 18th. More details here.

So do enter, and keep May 10th free to support Shutter Asia and Lupus!

If you don’t mind please blog about this too, even if it’s just an aside and forward this to any friends you have that are interested in photography.




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10 Responses to World Lupus Day – May 10th & Anything Butterfly Contest

  1. Renee April 21, 2008 at 4:47 pm #


    How many photographs can we submit per entry?


  2. ShaolinTiger April 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    One entry one photo, unlimited entries.

    Terms state:

    Contestant may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be accompanied by a minimum RM10 donation to Persatuan SLE Malaysia.

  3. KY April 21, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I want the 1st prize!!!

  4. wombok April 22, 2008 at 12:10 am #

    Talk about great prizes.

    The 1st price is belongs to me!!

  5. kevin April 22, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for the heads up!

    If I were to find anything even near resembling a butterfly in my forsaken-ed area, I will definately take you to KIN KIN.

  6. Renee April 22, 2008 at 11:20 am #

    First prize is mine yo! 😛

  7. moons April 23, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    Interesting, correct me if I’m wrong, I think the theme butterfly is kinda abstract and can be anything which has a feel of a butterfly and not just having butterflies in the photo.

    Maybe even a photo of real butter flying thru the air 😮

    and RM10 per entry seems a very good deal. Too bad I just don’t have any means of a decent camera, or even good photography skills 😛

  8. ShaolinTiger April 23, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    KY: Haha do it!

    wombok: We shall see.

    kevin: Haha ok for sure.

    Renee: Looks like some competition!

    moons: Correct, it’s up to your interpretation, looks like a butterfly, shape, form anything. Butterfly tattoo, panties, human in a butterfly suite anything.