Australia takes third place in regional Seagate Precious Memories competition

Australian journalist John Westwood has won third place in the video category of the 2010 Seagate Precious Memories regional competition for journalists and bloggers.  Westwood’s video “I guess it’s up to us” is a poignant composition about the future sustainability of Australia’s environment. Westwood had previously won second place in the video category of the 2008 Seagate Precious Memories regional competition.

Malaysia dominated the 2010 Precious Memories competition overall, securing three awards across the photo and video categories while Taiwan and China shared the remaining two places.

The Seagate Precious Memories competition invited entrants from nine Asia Pacific countries to capture precious moments from their lives, highlighting the importance of storage back-up for protecting their memories. The regional phase of the competition included 49 winning entries drawn from individual country Precious Memories competitions conducted in July.  Regional judges included celebrities, videographers, photographers and representatives of Seagate International.

The winners – and all the entries – can be viewed online at or for New Zealand entries. 

The full list of regional winners:


1st – Chuan Chen – “English National Ballet – Swan Lake” – Taiwan

2nd – Huat Beng Chuah– “Smile…” - Malaysia

3rd – Hongyan Chen– “Camel Bell in the Desert” - China



1st – Nigel Sia – “My Precious Memories” - Malaysia

2nd – Yvonne Yi Ling Yong– “When Friends Gather” - Malaysia

3rd  - John Westwood – “I guess it’s up to us” - Australia


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