Competition Deadline 17th September 2013
The WYNG Masters Award grants the recipient of the award a cash prize of HK$250,000. The recipient is chosen by an international panel of judges.
The WYNG Masters Award program grants an additional award – the WYNG Project, a commission to develop a photographic project highlighting the 2013 chosen theme – AIR – in the context of Hong Kong. The WYNG Project recipient will receive a sum of HK$250,000 to execute the project. An advisory board of experts will review the WYNG Masters Award finalists and make a recommendation to the foundation trustees as to which candidate should receive the commission.
The winners of both prizes will be announced at the exhibition of finalists’ works in 2014.
AIR pollution is one of the top public heath risks in Hong Kong. Levels of pollutants often exceed the limits set by the World Health Organization, Hong Kong lags well behind other urban centres like New York, London and Tokyo that have cleaned up their air.
According to a University of Hong Kong study, air pollution has led to well over 3,000 premature deaths, more than 20,000 daily doctors' visits and a monetary loss of HK$39 billion a year.
As Asia's leading financial centre, Hong Kong's position is under threat as businesses relocate to alternative countries — siting mounting health concerns as a primary reason. Hong Kong's government recently announced initiatives to tackle the problem of its polluted air, with the Environmental Protection Department slated to spend HK$627 million on managing air quality in the current financial year. The impact of these approaches will be closely watched in Hong Kong.
A series of videos about Air Pollution in Hong Kong.
Video of 2012 theme "Poverty in the Midst of Plenty".
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Entries are open to all residents of Hong Kong and other countries. Photographs must be taken in or be related to Hong Kong.
All genres of photography and techniques used to produce images are welcome for submission. The criteria include 1) the work must be either photographed in or be about Hong Kong, and 2) that the work is related to the WYNG Masters Award 2013 chosen topic: AIR
Each application consists of the following:
1. Selection of up to 10 images and captions
2. Project statement
The full application and submissions process are to be made online.All applications are private and confidential. Only the names and photographs of the finalists will be publicly released.
To start with, you will need to register for an account at thehttp://wyngmastersaward.hk website. If you are a returning participant, log in with your registered email and password from last year. If your email address has changed, please register for a new log in. After log in, you will be allowed to work on your submission up to the deadline of 17 September 2013 at (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00). Submissions are accepted from 17 June 2013 to 17 September 2013 and can be made in either English or Chinese language.
Each entry must comply with the following requirements:
Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible unless the WYNG Masters Award Organizing Committee agrees to an alternative method. The photographs need not be taken with a digital camera; digital scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints or other photographic techniques are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 to 10 megabytes and must be in JPEG format.
Please adjust the file sequence manually in the order in which you would like the portfolio to viewed before submitting.
Caption information for each image includes the following fields below. Information starred * is mandatory:
1. Image Year (year image was created or completed)*
2. Caption Details. Please include location where applicable. (maximum 100 words)
The rest of the fields are optional, to be filled in if relevant:
1. Title of Image (maximum 50 words)
2. Series Title (maximum 50 words)
3. Project Date (If the image is part of a series, the date the project was completed. If project is ongoing, then please write “ongoing”. If it is important to provide the project start date too, please do)
Please provide a brief textual statement (maximum 200 words) explaining your photographic submission.
Please provide a brief textual biography (maximum 200 words) noting highlights of your photographic and artistic pursuits and career.
Personal Data Information
Please complete the online personal information form in full. The information required is as follows:
1. Given Name
2. Family Name Chinese Name (if relevant)
3. Display Name (as you would like it to be published)
4. Contact Number
5. Email Address
7. Country of Residence
To finalize your submission, please refer to the online checklist provided in the application section to assist in a final check:
1. Personal Data
2. Photos and Captions
3. Project Statement
In addition, tick the mandatory 2 boxes regarding Terms & Conditions and Entry Rules before final submission of the application.
1. I agree to the Terms and Conditions.
2. I acknowledge that all photographs submitted were taken in Hong Kong or are directly related to Hong Kong. Any photographs not connected to either Hong Kong and or the organizer's theme will be disqualified.
WYNG Masters Award for Photography thanks you for your submission. You will be notified at the end of 2013 should you be chosen as one of the shortlisted finalists.