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WYNG Masters Award 2014/2015: Waste

WYNG Foundation is calling for submissions for the 2014/2015 cycle of its Masters Award, a non-profit photography award for socially relevant issues of great importance to Hong Kong. This, third WYNG Masters Award competition in row, is themed “Waste” and open to entries from all over the world.

Submitted images must relate to the theme “Waste” and be made in or relate to Hong Kong.

The mission of the WYNG Masters Award is to stimulate discussion and to encourage development of social responsibility in Hong Kong. It also aims to support and raise the level of photography as an art form in Hong Kong while at the same time employing the medium to consider and discuss pressing social issues facing Hong Kong.

In 2012, the inaugural theme of the WYNG Masters Award was “Poverty”. The theme was chosen as Hong Kong grapples with a yawning income gap, one of the world’s worst. The theme “Air” followed, the implications of, and attitudes towards, Hong Kong’s deteriorating air quality were considered in the second year of the award.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of international judges and their works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2015. A full-color catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition. The WYNG Masters Award will also host a series of talks, panels, and seminars during the exhibition period.

The winner of the 2014/2015 WYNG Masters Award will receive a cash prize of HK$250,000 (Hong Kong dollar)! Six additional finalists will each receive HK$15,000 cash.

Submissions will be accepted until is 15 September 2014 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00).

For details on how to enter please visit the Official Website.