DMC students clinch first and second place in video competition

29 Dec 2014



  • DMC students clinch first and second place in video competition 

    DMC students clinch first and second place in video competition 

Two teams of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students clinched both first and second place in a student video competition organised by the Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP) to encourage community support of the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-convicts back into society.  

Both teams entered their Development Journalism module curriculum projects, and featured employees from two of RP’s industry partners – Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh and Breakthrough Café – who employ ex-convicts.  

The winning entry was by Emmanuel Phua, Emilia Tan, Tan Trudy, Cheong Fook Ming, Lee En Ning, and Liang Christina. Titled Acceptance, it garnered the most ‘likes’ on YRP’s Facebook page.

Based on the famous proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime”, the minute-long video features an interview with ex-convict James Giam, who now works at Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh. 


Another DMC module project – produced by Neo Elaine, Nadia Al-Insyiraah Bte Ismail, Rachel Chua, Khoo Ai Li, and Lee Annabelle – came in second. The Prodigal Son is a brief but heartrending account of ex-con and current Breakthrough Café employee Sam’s road to reformation.


Both teams won up to $300 in cash prizes as well as goodie bags.