Are you a professional photographer? Do you want to take this opportunity to win some prize(s) and at the same time boost your portfolio? SingTel is organizing a photo contest “Home Without Walls” for pro photographer. Do take some time to read about it.
The submission of your work has started and it will run till 19th May 2012. You may submit up to 12 photos with based on these themes: Attachments, Connections, Memories and Networks.
There are some other guidelines which I am not going to bore you here. I am fortunate to attend a talk by one of the judges, Mr. Tay Kay Chin. He is so willing to share his thoughts and works that he is making me inspired to do some projects later 🙂 .
Anyway, the judges are:
- Marc Prust, international photography consultant and former World Press Photo manager.
- Yumi Goto, international photo curator and editor renowned for telling poignant stories through working with humanitarian organisations and NGOs in Asia.
- Singapore local talent, Tay Kay Chin, a vocal photography advocate, who also teaches photojournalism at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University.
- Derrick Heng, Director, Segment Marketing and Communications, Digital Consumer Group, SingTel.
Don’t worry if you cannot enter the Professional Category. According to the Press Release, they will launch the Open Category in a later date.
Here is the Press Release
SingTel’s Home Without Walls Campaign “Clicks” Off with Photo Competition for Professional Photographers
Prestigious photo contest & panel of internationally acclaimed judges on hunt for the next top photographer to capture and celebrate – real connections – as part of SingTel’s “Home Without Walls” campaign, and walk away with a highly-coveted cash prize worth S$15,000
Singapore, 20 March 2012 — SingTel launched a photo contest aimed at the professional photography community today to kick start the “Home Without Walls” campaign comprising a series of initiatives to inspire and celebrate real and meaningful connections. Taking place from 20 March to 19 May, the winner will walk away with a cash prize worth S$15,000.
In this technology-driven era, “Home Without Walls” is a campaign by SingTel to encourage Singaporeans to make time for real and meaningful connections with the people who matter, with the aim of creating homes where there are no communication barriers, and connect from the heart– whether online or offline.
The SingTel “Home Without Walls” photo contest has two categories: Professional and Open. Launched today, the Professional Category is open to international full-time or part-time photography professionals (Refer to T&Cs on www.homewithoutwalls.com for details). Following the Professional Category competition, the Open Category will be launched at a later date, and is open to all Singaporeans who enjoy the fulfilling journey of capturing candid and heartwarming family moments. More details of the Open Category photo contest will be provided at a later date.
To bring to life the “Home Without Walls” concept of inspiring and celebrating real and meaningful connections that matter, participants can submit their photo entries weaving a powerful story around the interpretation of any of the following four broad themes relating to Family for the Professional Category – ‘Attachments’, ‘Memories’, ‘Connections’ and ‘Networks’.
“We started the “Home Without Walls” campaign with the aim of bringing families together and inspiring Singaporeans to rediscover the joys of bonding. While it is easy to stay connected these days on social media and online chat portals, we want to remind everyone that connecting from the heart, with love, is what matters. Through this photo contest, we hope to encourage people to capture their best family moments and celebrate them,” said Derrick Heng, Director, Segment Marketing and Communications, Digital Consumer Group, SingTel.
Judges in the Professional Category include prominent figures in the global photography scene, such as Marc Prust, international photography consultant and former World Press Photo manager; and Yumi Goto, international photo curator and editor renowned for telling poignant stories through working with humanitarian organisations and NGOs in Asia.
Gracing the panel of judges from Singapore is local talent, Tay Kay Chin, a vocal photography advocate, who also teaches photojournalism at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. Derrick Heng will also be part of the judging panel.
Excited about his involvement, Tay said, “It is great to be a part of this SingTel Home Without Walls Photo Contest as I believe in this meaningful initiative of using powerful and compelling visuals to show the value of family connections. With internationally renowned photographers on the panel and the very attractive grand prize, this will be a challenging but rewarding contest among the top photographers in the community. The emerging Grand Prize Winner will get plenty of opportunities to showcase his/her work in Singapore and beyond.”
Winning photographs from each category will be published by SingTel. More details to follow.