World Palm Portraits Photography Competition is an annual international photography competition, organised by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) as an initiative to inculcate an appreciation of the palm oil industry as well as to educate the public on the biodiversity of plantations, life of the plantation workers and the multitude use of palm oil applications in food and non-food items.
This year, 2017 historically marks the centennial celebration of Malaysian palm oil following the first commercial planting of oil palms by Frenchman Henri Fauconnier at Tennamaran Estate in Batang Berjuntai, Selangor.From this landmark beginning, the high-yielding crop has enabled the birth of Malaysian palm oil while the grit of our small farmers toiling on the land has contributed to the nation’s economic independence. Malaysian palm oil has become our pride and a significant part of our life.
The competition carries a special theme this year:
"This is Malaysian Palm Oil"