Earth Day 2017 Photo & Essay Competition

KUALA LUMPUR: In celebrating the anticipating Earth Day on 22 April, Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) has soft launched a photo and essay competition on 23 February 2017 offering attractive cash prizes totaling RM5,000. The first cash prize is RM1,500, followed by RM1,000 and RM500 for second and third place winners, respectively. There will also be a total of 10 consolation prizes at RM200 each. The competition titled as ‘The 7 Principles of MSPO’ is open to all undergraduates attending universities in Malaysia with the submission entry due on 22 April 2017.

MSPO Standard is a series of standards issued by the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) that stipulates the general principles on certification requirements for oil palm smallholdings, plantations and palm oil processing facilities to ensure that the palm oil products are produced in responsible and sustainable manners.

The competition require participant to take a picture and write an essay based on the picture relating it to any of the 7 Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme principles.

The 7 principles of MSPO certification scheme can be found in the website

MPOCC aims to raise awareness among the undergraduates on the importance of sustainability in relation to palm oil industry.

Submission need to be send through the email at The competition result is expected to be announced on 5 May 2017. For inquiries, please contact Maryam during office hour at +603-21810192.