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2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner

The 2015 World Photography Awards recently announced the winners for Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2015. Singaporean photographer Chua Boon Kiat Jansen is named as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

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“Douce enfance” by Chua Boon Kiat Jansen

Here’s the media press release of the 2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner

Chua’s winning image “Douce enfance” was chosen as the single best photograph taken by a Singapore photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

Chua, a client consultant and keen amateur photographer who only began shooting seriously last year, has won a Sony α7 camera. He will also be flown to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 23 April 2015, and his winning photograph will be shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015.

Talking about his win, Chua commented, “Winning this award means the world to me. Being a new photographer, I am constantly awed by many images shared by people on social media. Never have I dreamt that my piece would emerge as a winner this year. Deep down, there is still much uncertainty about many aspects of photography, and I know there are still lots to improve on. This award ascertained the approach I have undertaken, and I will continue to work even harder to achieve greater heights with my photography, and hopefully produce better images in the future.”

Describing the image, he said, “Taken from the Bay East Garden of Gardens by the Bay, this is a panoramic view of the modern Marina Bay Waterfront. My original intention was to capture a sunset that day, but it started raining. I managed to find a shelter and decided to wait out the rain. Thankfully, the rained stopped just in time for me to catch the last moments of the fast fading blue hours. This composite image is a panoramic stitch-up 15 frames, each with 3 exposure digitally blended.”

Runner up positions for the Singapore National Award were given to:

  • 2nd place – David Wirawan
  • 3rd place – Heng Wang Tan

The winners of all 54 National Awards were announced today by the Sony World Photography Awards. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and runs across the world from Argentina to Australia. It is open to photographers of all abilities. To see all the winning images, please go to www.worldphoto.org.

* Photograph and information Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

2015 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries

Photographers alert! 2015 Sony World Photography Awards is back and they are now open for entries! Organised by World Photography Organisation,  it is open to professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world and they can enter their best work for free at www.worldphoto.org. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest cutting edge digital imaging equipment from Sony. Overall winners will be announced at a gala ceremony held in London on 23 April 2015.

2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Since its launch in 2007, over 700,000 images from 230 countries have been submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards. Seeking the very best in international contemporary photography, the awards have established themselves as one of the world’s leading photography competitions. The most recent winner of the L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title is American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for her series ‘Shane and Maggie’a powerful and intimate examination of domestic violence as a process.

As part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the Singapore National Award will honour the best image taken by a local photographer entering into any of the ten Open categories of the competition. The accolade last year went to children’s book illustrator Chin Boon Leng, who submitted an image of a baby orang-utan peeking out from its mother’s embrace.

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‘What are you staring at?’ by Chin Boon Leng, winner of the 2014 Singapore National Award

The winner of the 2015 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title and the Open Photographer of the Year will both receive cash prizes. All category winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, and the Student Focus winner will receive a range of new, cutting edge Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her university. Winning and shortlisted photographs will also be published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London.

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards include the following competitions:

  • Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work.
  • Open – 10 categories judged on a single image.
  • Youth – three categories for photographers under 20. Judged on a single image.
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30.

The Open and Youth competitions will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 5 January 2015 with the exception of the Professional competition, which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 8 January 2015. A list of categories can be found in the notes to editors.

The brief for the 2015 Student Focus competition is to shoot a single image that symbolises contemporary consumer culture. The image can be sensationalist or low-key but it must be something the photographer feels is a reflection of today’s society. Entries to the Student Focus competition close on 6 December 2014.

The key dates for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards are:

  • 6 December 2014 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 5 January 2015 – Open and Youth competition close
  • 8 January 2015 – Professional competition closes
  • 10 February 2015 – Shortlist for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions revealed
  • 17 March 2015 – Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient announced
  • 31 March 2015 – Open and Youth winners revealed
  • 23 April 2015 – L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year plus Professional category winners and Open, Youth and Student Focus Photographers of the Year revealed at gala ceremony held in London
  • 24 April – 10 May 2015 – 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org.

I had been sharing on Sony World Photography Awards information and winners for 2013 and 2014. Personally, I am looking forward to challenge myself and my level of photography by participating in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards and let’s see how far and good I can achieve and improve on my photography! Do participate in the upcoming the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards too!

* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

Last call for entries: The Sony World Photography Awards

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards that I wrote and shared about earlier in the year, is reaching the end of the competition. The submissions of entries for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will officially closed on on 6 January 2014 (for Open and Youth competition) and 9 January 2014 (for Professional competition). If you are still keen to submit and enter into the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, you can enter your best work and can do so for free on theWorld Photography Organisation (WPO) website. In the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, there were 3 Singaporeans who were honoured for their works!

Organised by WPO, this annual contest is widely known as the leading global photographic awards programme, where talented photographers across many diverse fields are discovered and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share their talents on a global stage.Locally, Singaporean amateur photographers who submit entries for any of the ten Open categories will also be automatically considered for the Singapore National Award, an award created specially to uncover and honour the top three best images shot by Singaporean photographers.

All category winners, including winners of the Singapore National Award, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, while their photographs will be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1 -18 May 2014 as well as on the WPO website. The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000.

Go for it, enjoy your photography, shoot more and you might discover an outstanding work that you like a lot and submit them to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards!

* Information above courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

Three Singaporean Photographers Win Big at 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Photography enthusiasts have a common trait and that is viewing and admiring photography works by fellow photographers whether is it, professional, leisure or competition arena. This is where we can learn as well from other photographers whether they are an amateur, semi-professional, serious enthusiast or professional photographer.

The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by World Photography Organisation, is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme, where talents across many diverse fields of photography are discovered through a range of competitions held annually. The winning works of the photographers are featured throughout the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure for the photographers.

Sony World Photography Awards 2013 saw 3 Singaporeans honoured for their works.  This year’s competition saw the inclusion of the Singapore National Award, a new category open only for local photographers.

Seeking to uncover the best photographers in Singapore, the local winners are:

  • Yeow-Kwang Yeo, 1st place (Singapore National Award), Winner (Open Panoramic Category, 2013 SonyWorld Photography Awards)

My Old House, Yeow-Kwang Yeo

© Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore, Winner, Open Panoramic Category and Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Justin Ng Chai Hock, 2nd place (Singapore National Award)

 02 FEB 2013 - ONE FC (Kuala Lumpur) : Return of Warriors

© Justin Ng Chai Hock, Singapore, Second Place, Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Foo Choong Lim, 3rd place (Singapore National Award)

The City Eye Hole, Foo Choong Lim © Foo Choong Lim, Singapore, Third Place, Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

All three images will be showcased as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the famous Somerset House in London from 26 April to 12 May 2013.

Looking at the 3 Singaporean photographers that were honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013, they were really excellent and worthy of their honour and awards. Their success would definitely inspire many other photographers in Singapore to strive and take excellent photographs just like them. I would like to congratulate the above 3 photographers from Singapore for their outstanding photography works at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013!

** Information provided courtesy of Sony Singapore, all photographs courtesy and copyright  to the respective winning photographer  **