Contrary to popular belief, Nando's isn't just about serving great tasting PERi-PERi chickens. With roots that are steeped in African culture and heritage, we're also highly passionate about supporting local communities and providing opportunities for people to realise their potential.

The Nando's Art Initiative is our way of nurturing Malaysian talents while giving them a platform to express themselves freely, to Malaysia and even to the world! Express your thoughts and identity through art. Take charge of your own creativity and tell your story in your very own way. The freedom of expression is yours!
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Event Timeline

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Competition Period:

1 March - 31 May 2017

Last Date of Entry Submission:

31 May 2017

Physical Submission of Shortlisted Entry:

23 June - 24 July 2017

Prize Giving Ceremony:

12 September 2017


Are you a Fine Art or Digital Art expert? Choose your battle

Fine Art

Medium is open and can include acrylics, oil painting, silkscreen, collage, ink, mixed media, wood, canvas, metal, cloth and others.

Photography is not allowed.

The finished artwork can be in any shape or form provided it is 2-dimensional hanging display within the minimum of 2ft x 2ft, 3ft x 3ft or a maximum size of 3ft x 5ft.

Digital Art

All artwork must be digitally produced which can include digital painting, vector drawings, 3D graphics and others.

The finished artwork has to be produced into a 2-dimensional hanging display.

All artwork must be within the minimum size of 2ft x 2ft, 3ft x 3ft or a maximum size of 3ft x 5ft with no preference of orientation or shape.


Win your own solo exhibit.

  • Grand Prize

    Solo Exhibition + Mentoring + RM5,000 cash + RM500 worth of Nando’s vouchers.

  • 1st Runner-Up

    Group Exhibition + RM3,000 cash + RM500 worth of Nando’s vouchers.

  • 2nd Runner-Up

    Group Exhibition + RM2,000 cash + RM500 worth of Nando’s vouchers.

Consolation Prize x 3

Group Exhibition + RM500 worth of Nando’s vouchers.

How to Join

It’s time to unleash your inner Picasso. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Step 1

    Take photos of your artwork and upload them onto the site.

  • Step 2

    Fill up your personal details and submit your artwork.

  • Step 3

    You'll be contacted via phone and / or email if your work is selected. Get ready to walk away with hot prizes!

Syed Nabil Syed Nahar

An art consultant with over 20 years of experience in planning and organizing art exhibitions, art curating, advising and building private and corporate art collection, art writing for catalogues & exhibitions. He have organized numerous art exhibitions locally and abroad.

Mac Chung Lynn

It was 1998 when Mac Chung Lynn introduced Nando’s to her fellow Malaysians by opening the first Nando’s restaurant in Bangsar. Having been in the chain restaurant business for 18 years, this former architect’s flaming passion for art has never died down. Chung Lynn, Group CEO of Nando’s Chickenland Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., started the Nando’s Art Initiative in 2008 as she believes that the new generation of artists need a good platform to unearth their talents and one day make a name for themselves in the art scene.

Sim Polenn

Sim Polenn is a Project Director of Art Expo Malaysia, the largest and prestigious international art event in Malaysia, and the longest-running art fair in Southeast Asia. The Embassy Zone in Art Expo Malaysia is founded by Sim Polenn, where the Embassies participation has increased from 3 Embassies (year 2010) to 13 Embassies in recent years.He is also an Executive Director of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers, the first professional and leading art auction house in Malaysia.  He also a curator for numerous art exhibitions, including the Collectors Showcase ART TRIO (featuring Collections of Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin).

Chong Fei Giap

Born in Seremban and a graduate of The One Academy, Chong Fei Giap is a Digital Artist and Illustrator best known for his detailed illustrations of Asian Cityscapes. His works entitled Loka Made are a quirky cross between illustration, animation, manga and digital art. Chong is also the co-founder and creative director of Running Snail Art Studio – an illustration production company which provides illustrations and designs for clients. As though this young artist is not busy enough, he also teaches part-time!

Haffendi Anuar

An artist based in Kuala Lumpur working in sculpture, painting, drawing and installation. He also worked as a model maker at T.R. Hamzah and Yeang in KL, art galleries in London and Kuala Lumpur; and assisted artists in studios in London. Haffendi’s practice is multi-dimensional. Mining history of art, digital technology, nature and local contexts, he creates object-based works that recycle found images, objects and artistic styles from digital and local sources. .

Judging Criteria

See what it takes to win prizes and a lifetime’s worth of bragging rights.

  • 20%

    Originality & Creativity

  • 20%

    Use of Medium & Artistic Finish

  • 20%

    The Story - Concept & Ideas

  • 20%

    Overall Impression

  • 20%

    Quality of Design & Composition