Meet Your Judges

We’ve assembled an expert panel of judges, each one bringing their unique perspectives and insights to the contest, to ultimately decide the winner! Read on to learn more about them.
 

Meet Your Judges

We’ve assembled an expert panel of judges, each one bringing their unique perspectives and insights to the contest, to ultimately decide the winner! Read on to learn more about them.
Melvin Lai
Art Director, Faber-Castell Malaysia
Melvin Lai is the Art Director for Faber-Castell Malaysia. His passion for creative arts is clearly reflected in his 26-year tenure at Faber-Castell Malaysia. Apart from judging most of Faber-Castell’s contests, he is also highly sought after to judge contests for other organisations including, Alliance Bank, Kidzania, Popular and more.
Sharon SS Kow.CPSA
Signature Member of Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
Sharon has been a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) since 2016. Her signature art style is Realism, focusing on nuance and details. She has published and exhibited her artworks around the world and has even won a few awards across the globe.
Asst. Prof. Ts. Dr.Khairul Azril Bin Ismail
Director of De Institute of Creative Art & Design
Professor Azril is the Director for De Institute of Creative Arts & Design at UCSI University, KL. He also lends his expertise to other agencies, including within the public sector. He is also a practicing-historian, in the area of photo-historical processes, with portfolios viewed globally.
Mohd Zuriyadi Sarpin
Curator of National Art Gallery, Malaysia
Zuriyadi is the Curator of Malaysia’s National Art Gallery. He actively connects with art industry players and networks with Artespree, ArtInBook, Piksum and many others. In addition to curating many art programs, he has also served as a judge for various art contests.