Awards & Achievements

Awards & Achievements

The honour, endorsement, recognition and approval brought to you by Equator College and our fellow students with their distinguished talent and profound expertise representing the motility of Equator College academic quality.

Alumni & Friends

The Equator Alumni is a creative network of graduates for over 32 years.

As a graduate from Equator you are automatically become a member. The Alumni & Friends provides you with invaluable support and helps keep you connected to each other and your college.


We welcome contact from all former students of Equator, to share memories and update us about their experiences and successes since graduation.


1st Place Champion ACP Championship 2022


Congratulations to Lee Jian Yu from Diploma in Digital 3D Animation who won 1st Place Champion in Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Championship 2022! He will be representing Malaysia to Disneyland California, United States to participate in ACP World Championship
Well done and all the best!

Mr D.I.Y. Art Competition 2022


A big CONGRATS to our students and alumni in winning MR D.I.Y. Young Talent awards and Special Mention Awards

MR D.I.Y. Young Talent Award
?Lau Carmen
?Wong Joo Yee

Special Mention Awards
?Hia Pei Qin
?Ho Su San

To A Better Future: China-Malaysia Youth Photography Competition 2022


Congratulation to our Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design student Tan Ting You for winning third prize in “To A Better Future: China-Malaysia Youth Photography Competition” organized by China Embassy in Malaysia

#DEMAS400KFFA Editing Contest


Congratulation to our Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design student Tan Ting You for being selected as one of the five international winners for #DEMAS400KFFA Editing Contest

Brilliant Christmas Photography Contest 2021


Congratulations to our Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design student Tan Ting You for winning Gold Award under Open group in “Brilliant Christmas Photography Contest” organized by Superior Culture, HK.

Midsummer Painting Competition 2021


Congratulations to our Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design student Tan Ting You for winning Silver Award in Electric Painting under Open group in “Midsummer Painting Competition” organized by Superior Culture, HK.

International Student Competition In Architectural Design And Construction Of Bamboo 2021


Congratulation to our Batch 184 Diploma in Architectural Technology graduates and lecturer for winning the Honourable Mention category with their work titled “The Cove” in the Malaysian Architecture Bamboo Competition 2021 which was participated by architectural institutions throughout Malaysia.

The competition is aimed to encourage students and lecturer or supervisor team to experience designing real construction rather than just the usual computer modeling and simulation. For selected winners, they got to construct the structure on site. However, due to the current travel restrictions, the team will supervise (remotely) the construction of their design on the actual site by contractors appointed by the organizers.

arC Issue #4 – THE PASSAGE by Fahmi Arfa


Fahmi Arfa designed “THE PASSAGE” as a community-centric. The Passage community-centric is a building that embraces modularity, sustainability, and relation to the site context. His design aims to serve the surrounding community in that area.


To read more swipe to pages 64-65 at ⤵️”

Batch 188 Graduation Showcase


The graduation showcase organized by the batch of 188 highlights the graduating students’ work and portrays their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 188 focuses on a virtual exhibition with the theme of “reap what one sows” to portray the knowledge and experiences gain from their studies and the creative pathway taken to achieve the results in their final projects.

RELAX Bottle Design Competition 2021


With the theme “In Love with Endangered Species”, RELAX is organizing a water bottle design competition, and our students,
Teoh Jia Qian & Ooi Soon Wei were crowned winners in the competition.

Batch 184 Graduation Showcase


Equator College had its biannual graduation showcase organized by the graduating batch of 184. This showcase highlights on the graduating students’ work portrays their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 184 focuses on the journey of their studies like how each step is taken to move forward and showcases the complexity of each individual.

ACA Championship Malaysia 2021


ACP Championship Malaysia is a platform for students majoring in Art & Design to showcase their artistic talent on wider scale, while opening up many opportunities for them such as securing of employment. Being shortlisted as the Top 30 Finalists in the whole of Malaysia and won 7th Place in this competition, Loh Jye Jiun made us proud with her recent achievement.

arC Issue #2 – Seed of Burmah by Admund Chang


Thank you arC Issue #2 for featuring our student Admund Chang ? ? and his design titled the ‘THE SEED OF BURMAH’. He aims to serve the Burma Road community as a place for them to gather. ‘THE SEED’, appeals to the common age group of children, adults, and elderly people.

To read more swipe to page 40-41 ⤵️ ️…/pamnc_arc…/full-view.html”

Non-Woven Bag Design Contest by Asia Young Designer Awards – Malaysia


Congratulations to our Graphic & Multimedia Design programme final year student Jean Heng Si Qi, who was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the Non-Woven Bag Design contest by Asia Young Designer Awards! First-year student Tan Min Jie from our Fashion Design programme also secured a spot as a finalist. Kudos, you make us proud!

HP x Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Digital 2020


Around of applause to our students for being the TOP 10!!!?
Congratulations on being chosen to join the virtual mentorship program
Witness our student’s design on Youtube~
Loh Jing Heng,
Tan Li Yu,
Muhammad Aizril Bin Rahmat

Reality Fantasy Model Making Competition, Taiwan


Congratulations to our alumni Hector Lim in winning First Prize for Reality Fantasy Model Making Competition at the Taiwan 33th Petit Fancy Exhibition! Hector is one of the most celebrated artists in the art toy industry.

MyTIGER Values 2020


The 2020 edition of Maybank MyTIGER Values Art Competition provided a unique experience for the jury. With the lockdown
on movement imposed on the country from March to June due to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all manner of human activity including art was disrupted. Nevertheless, the tour to the participating colleges and universities still went on during the competition period (February to June), even though it eventually had to go online and be done via virtual conferencing.
A heartfelt congratulations to our student Loh Jye Jiun; 2nd Prize winner for the Illustration Category!

Batch 173 Departure Graduation Showcase


Batch 173 students are graduating with an exclusive exhibition with the theme ‘Departure’. It describes the end of a journey and the beginning of another representing a group of designers who have completed the pursuit of their programmes. The showcase will feature various artwork and products made by the students ranging in the field of graphic design, fine art, architecture, interior, and fashion.

The opening ceremony will be held at Lot 33 Convention Hall on 27 March at 11am and the showcase will be open to the public until the 29 March 2020. Admission is free!

Art Exhibition FLUX by Yap Ley Min


FLUX Art Exhibition launch was held on 7 February 2020 at G Art Gallery, G Hotel. The artist Yap Ley Min showcased the beauty of natural morphology and the various emotions portrayed by humankind in the exhibition. Present at the ceremony were the hotel’s General Manager Michael Hanratty and heads of department.

ACA Championship Malaysia 2020


ACP Championship Malaysia sets a platform for students whose major is in Art & Design to showcase their art talent on a broader scale, while opening up many opportunities for them such as securing of employment. Sorfina Yung made us proud as she was shortlisted as the TOP 30 finalist in the whole of Malaysia!

TRIO Art Exhibition 2019


Another round of Art Exhibition presented by our Fine Art Alumnae Artists June Chong & Yap Ley Min!

Spotlight Awards 2019


Jury’s Choice Award Winner Ho Su San (Fine Art Alumni) won the prestigious competition organized by Penang Art District as one of their Top 20 finalists.

Usaha Tegas Heritage Awards 2019


In the Usaha Tegas Heritage 2019, Lim Ming Jie and Nicholas Ong outdone themselves with their artworks entitled ‘Antique Shop Interior’ and ‘Khoo Kongsi’. Both touches on the beauty of the heritage and culture in Penang highlighting the charming elements of each history. 

UOB Painting of the Year 2019 Awards (UOB Bangsar South)


The UOB Painting of the Year is a prestigious award held yearly in Southeast Asia; Fine Art alumni Ho Su San and Wong Joo Yee made us proud by winning the Gold and Silver Award respectively in the Emerging Artist Category in the UOB Art Competition 2019. The award ceremony was held at UOB Bangsar South on 16/10/2019 with many other award winners.

168 Graduation Showcase


Equator College had their biannual graduation showcase organized by the graduating batch of 168. This showcase highlights on the graduating students’ work, portray their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 168 focuses on simplicity of design where their showcase touches on the simple arrangements and complexity of each individual.

Mrs Celebrity Malaysia 2019


This year, Fashion Design Technology students had the opportunity to showcase their work at Mrs Celebrity Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The event was graced with many of our talented student’s work and they were accompanied by Fashion Lecturers, Ms. Joo Lee and Mr. Teo. Furthermore, Alumni Ong Hean Choon won the Best Evening Wear Category whereas current student Loh Jing Heng outdone himself in the Ready to Wear Category.

The Last Puff Exhibition


An art exhibition showcasing our fine art students artwork with the theme “The Last Puff”. The student’s work consists of various medium such as oil painting and mixed media portraying various work relating to human emotions held at Narrow Marrow.

Penfurnex Furniture Design Competition 2019


Coming in as the Top 20 finalists; Wan Hue Qi’s competency has qualify her as the Runner Up Winner for her minimalist concept of sustainability. Not forgetting our 4 Interior Design students namely Ivy Tan Xin Tian, Liew Kai Ming, Tan Jia Yi and Thong Soon Wei making it to the list with their respective designs.

Aurora Graduation Showcase Opening


The biannual graduation showcase in April organized by the graduating batch of 163. This showcase was graced by YB Teh Lai Heng and it highlights on the graduating students’ portfolio and opens the opportunity for students to expand their network and build strong relations in their field of expertise.

PAD Solo Exhibition Opening 


Spotlight 2018 Competition Winner Yap Ley Min (Fine Art Alumni) had her first solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot in 2019. The theme of her exhibition is the Natural Human Form with her winning artwork as a part of a series. The showcase portrays Ley Min’s perspective of human interactions when they are in their most natural form.

Usaha Tegas Heritage National Art Competition 2018


Khoo Ka Leong triumph in as a 3rd Prize winner and Enson Teh Jun Yang, Consolation Prize respectively in the Printmaking Category at the Usaha Tegas Heritage National Art Competition 2018.

In the Realm of Sin and Despair Exhibition


A collective effort by 5 aspiring fine art students Goh Sheng Jie, Stefanie Subczinski, Teh Jun Yang, Ong Wei Xuan and Ryosuke Sakamoto, showcasing an exhibition on the exploration of human nature.

Spotlight Top 20 Finalist


The four outstanding Equator students who made us proud by making it into the Top 20 Finalist of Spotlight 2018 namely Goh Sheng Jie, Yap Ley Min, Ong Wei Xuan & Teh Jun Yang.

Designer Of The Year Awards 2018


Interior Design Alumni Mr. Simon Yew achieved the “Best Designer of the Year” award while Ms. Cherry Yeoh swept the “Rising Star Award” at the 2018 (DOTY) Designer of the Year Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 13th PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) Annual Architecture Student
Works Exhibition 2018


Architecture student Henry Lim Kang Yi, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence as the PAM Best Student Award 2018.

The Most Promising Designer Awards of Borneo Fashion Week 2018


ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase alumnus Micheal Ooi wins “The Most Promising Designer Awards of Borneo Fashion Week 2018” and a full degree scholarship in that eventful night of celebration.

Petron Vision 2018


Students Chua Sun Ru, Ooi Zhi Keng & Izzati Soffian took home the Consolation Prize in the videography category with their video titled “Malaysian, Am I?” Check out the full video here:

You-Nique Graduation Showcase


To be unique is to become incomparable, one of a kind, unlike anything else. Witness the journey of batch 158 as strive to separate themselves as an artist in their own unique creativity and unique style.

Nando’s 2018 YouthReka Art Competition


Fine Art student Ms. Wong Joo Yee attained Consolation Prize under the Fine Art Category with her artwork entitled “Nostalgia” in Nando’s 2018 YouthReka Art Competition.



Our Fashion students participated in the 4th Pinang Fiesta with the theme #UsahawanPinang to promote their own brand by selling creative products and scrumptious food with relishing beverages.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week KL 2018


Fashion Design Technology Alumnus Tan Chun Yong winning First Runner-Up in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kuala Lumpur 2018.

Runway Designer Search 2018


Fashion Design Alumnus Tan Chun Yong, once again won another award. He managed to grab the Grand Prize in the Runway Designer Search by UCSI University.

Undone Glamour Fashion Show


Fashion Design students showcased their style of glamour with their ready-to-wear project in Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Emerge Graduation Showcase


“If you enter the dark side of life, and come through it, you emerge with more strength and passion.” by Nicole Kidman. Watch the journey of batch 153 as they emerge themselves from art students to future designers with burning passion to shine.

Mural Painting Competition of International Women’s Day


Equator College students secured 3rd prize in the Mural Painting Competition 2018 during International Women’s Day to celebrate the contribution of women in our lives.

PTPTN 20th Anniversary Short Video


Congratulations to Digital 3D Animation and Graphic & Multimedia Design students Ternia Choong, Ooi Zhi Keng and Chua Sun Ru for winning Gold in the national short video competition “Pertandingan Video Pendek 20 Tahun PTPTN”.