News: Singapore National Award Winner Revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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.


© Chua Boon Kiat Jansen, 1st Place, Singapore National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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.

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.

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Information and visual as kindly provided by Sony / SWPA.

Glad to have published yesterday’s post, cos this becomes a continual to it.
And of course, congratulations to the winner & runner ups! :)

News: Shortlist Entries Revealed for Sony World Photography Awards

The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories late last month.

Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight-year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24 per cent increase from 2014. Across the 13 Professional, 10 Open and 3 Youth categories, the judges were refreshed by the bold approach of the shortlisted photographers to familiar topics, and the ability of these photographers to surprise the judges with images and stories they have not previously seen.

The shortlisted photographers for all categories are listed below and names included are both new and familiar to the competition. Those recognised again by the awards include: Peter Franck (Germany); Donald Webber (Canada); Amit Madheshiya (India); Brent Stirton (South Africa); Simon Norfolk (UK), Fan Li (China) and Massimo Siragusa (Italy). New names include Julia Fullerton-Batten (UK) and Sebastian Gil Miranda (France).

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And four Singaporeans have been shortlisted for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards!

They are:

Professional categories – for professionals judged on a series of work
· Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Sport

Open categories – for all photographers and judged on a single image
· Hui Hua Wang, People

Youth categories – for photographers aged 19 and under
· David Pereira, Culture
· Reuben Foong, Culture

Please head on over to www.worldphoto.org to view all the shortlisted images.

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Those in the awards’ Professional categories will now compete for a USD25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title. The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, who receives a USD5,000 prize, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday, 23 April 2015. All winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015 and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. The images will be printed by theprintspace, our Official Exhibition Printer.

The exhibition will also include an intimate display of still images, books and films by Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.Tickets can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition.

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Information as kindly provided by Sony / SWPA.

Congratulations to all, for their shortlisted works.
And of course, nice works from our Singaporean photographers :)

May the best photo / photographer win!