Meet The Finalists Of You’re Gonna Be Great!

November 26, 2012

The You’re Gonna Be Great contest found 50 individuals submitting their Go Forth dreams to us in the hopes of securing funding to make those dreams come true. The response was so overwhelming that we decided to add in an addition cash prize allocation of RM5,000 at the last minute. That’s how hard it was to choose between our winners!

The Levi’s x Tongue In Chic Hub hosted the work of our finalists, and was also the venue of a special finale event where we announced who won the contest!

Joleyn Chin, Marketing Manager of Levi Strauss (M) Sdn. Bhd., having a tete-a-tete with the finalists before announcing the winners.


Syahrulfikri won the Grand Prize allocation of RM 10,000, with a dream that involves traveling across the globe in pursuit of art, as well as documenting his love of Malaysian art and sharing it to the world. He’s quitting his job and hitting the road to Go Forth, and we wish him the very best of luck.


Ching-Ching Ng won a  RM 5,000 allocation that will see her dream of turning her handmade accessory business, L.A.R.K. (Life’s A Real Kaleidoscope), in her own words, a ‘giant unstoppable monster’! Ching-Ching hand-makes ALL of L.AR.K.’s accessories herself, and takes extra care in ensuring that all her work is perfect every time.


RM 2,000 allocations were given out to our other You’re Gonna Be Great finalists, including:

Michael Chen

Michael is deeply rooted in the local performing arts scene, and plans to kick off his WAMM Box initiative to share homemade Malaysian content, from videos and even comics, to the masses.


Nurul Khairunie

Nurul is fantastic at producing portraiture photography, and we’re sure that we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the future. Check out what the Kota Kinabalu lass can do with these stunning shots!


Rizki Maulana

Here’s one example of the awesome stuff that Rizki snaps through the nooks and crannies of Kuala Lumpur.


We’re proud to be able to support Rizki and his dream of exhibiting monochromatic street photography the old-school way. Rizki hopes to be able to capture all of Kuala Lumpur in black & white glory!


Sulyn Ooi

Sulyn has thrown caution to the wind and quit her job as a music teacher to focus on becoming a full-time musician. Her allocation will contribute towards launching her debut album and launch event, with proceeds going to charity.


Uzair Sawal

Uzair is a Malaysian documentarian/filmaker who has a dream of capturing the lives of the native Orang Ulu of Sarawak, before the tribe is lost from memory forever.


These finalists embody the pioneering spirit, and aren’t afraid to challenge themselves to leave their mark on the world. We hope that they’ve inspired you as much as they’ve inspired us.

Go Forth!