SPH Foundation announces winners of inaugural photography contest

Singapore, 14 October 2020 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Foundation has announced the eight winners for its inaugural photography contest.

Launched on 13 July 2020, the six-week contest, titled “A Sustainable Tomorrow”, served as a platform for the public to showcase their creativity and storytelling talents through photography while raising awareness on climate change and environmental production.

The contest, which had participants submit their entries by posting on Instagram, attracted over 800 submissions based on the theme of sustainability, including photos of green spaces, urban farming, biodiversity, healthy living and home recycling ideas.

The judging panel consisting of SPH Foundation Director Mr Yatiman Yusof, The Straits Times Picture Editor Ms Stephanie Yeow, Chinese Media Group Newshub Photography Editor Mr Lee Tiah Khee and Mr David Tay, the first Asian Directory Board Member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and one of the most influential figures in Singapore photography, selected the following eight winners:

Top 3 prizes

1st Prize: Mr Ong Yi Chao for “Harmonious Integration”

2nd Prize: Mr Lemuel Jose Aguilar Lucas for “To a Bright Future”

3rd Prize: Mr William Ong for “The Circle of Life”

5 consolation prizes

- Mr Alex Goh for “Urban Farming”

- Mr Ron Low for “Nature · Nurture”

- Mr Suhaimi Abdullah for “Together, We Recycle”

- Mr Lim Wee Chin for “HDB Gardening”

- Mr Teo Chin Leong for “Caring for Nature”

The top three winners will walk away with $3,000, $1,000 and $500 cash respectively, while the five consolation prize winners will each receive $100.

Mr Yatiman Yusof, head of the judging panel said: “The competition seeks to capture how flora and fauna can grow side by side in a humanly created environment. While it is a challenge, it is also an opportunity for Singaporeans to forge and sustain a healthy co-existence. Many of the entries are creative and offer interesting interpretations of the theme.”

Commenting on the photo which clinched the first prize, he added: “It has a strong visual impact on the viewer, and shows a good perspective and messaging of the subject, with the buildings in the background and the otter capturing the co-existence of human life and nature at the same time.”

The winning entries and other judges’ picks can be viewed at https://sphfoundation.photonico.asia/. Other entries can be found on Instagram with the hashtag #sphfphotocontest.

“A Sustainable Tomorrow” is organised by SPH Foundation, in partnership with The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Photonico.

Download the winning entries here. (Please note the link expires on 21 October 2020)

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Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

SPH's core business is in the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.

On the property front, SPH owns approximately 65% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.

It is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.

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The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005.

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