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Organized by National Geographic Magazine Chinese Edition, Presented by Wheelock
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 9 April 2021 – A picture speaks a thousand words. National Geographic and Wheelock Properties is co-operating for the fourth time for The Hong Kong Photo Contest.

Managing Director of Wheelock Properties Ricky Wong and renowned Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau taking group photo with winners.

Themed “Happy*Healthy”. Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020 is divided into five categories: “Landscape”, “Wildlife”, “City”, “People” and “Mobile Photography”. This year, the competition has received over 7000 submissions from both photography enthusiasts and professionals from a total of 13 countries and cities such as Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China, Canada, USA, United Kingdom and Malaysia.

The judging panel this year comprises National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz; renowned Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau; and Lee Yungshih, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine Chinese edition.

George says, “As long time visitor to Hong Kong, I was impressed by how the city was depicted by those who know it best. I was particular surprised by the winning photo in the “people” category, of a lone woman isolated on her rooftop at dusk, connecting with the world via the glow of her mobile phone. It beautifully captured the spirit of the city during very turbulent year.”

Anthony says, “As a Hong Kong-born photographer, I’m honored to be able to view and analyze the shortlisted works from a judge’s perspective. There are many outstanding works among the entries. Unfortunately, many were disqualified due to various issues associated with their original files. For the winners who made it through the rounds, they’ve earned it. Some photos, while simple in composition, managed to contain an “overload” of information as they evocatively illustrated certain moments in nature and the urban environment.”

Li from Taiwan says, “I am delighted to see that this year’s Hong Kong Photo Contest has grown to a new height. Not only the number of participants and entries has reached the highest since the launch of the contest, but the quality of work in general has greatly improved as well. Among all the winning images, I am most impressed by the winner of the wildlife category. The photographer captured a moment of a legion of ants hunting their prey. It’s an excellent display of all important elements of photography: composition, color, lighting, wildlife behavior, and a great moment. It’s a well-deserved winner.”

Managing Director of Wheelock Properties Ricky Wong says: “We’re honored to have partnered with National Geographic for the fourth year in the ‘Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020’. As a revered industry event in the city, we hope to help talented photographers realize their dreams through this photography competition and to reveal spectacular images and stories to our audiences. The unprecedented global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed the world, creating considerable disruptions to our daily activities and causing bodily and mental distress. Particularly at the onset of the COVID-19, many had to stay home and therefore we hope to, by asking contestants to capture the city’s resilience during the pandemic through their lens, inspire imagination and stimulate creativity while spreading positivity through this photo contest with five categories under the theme ‘Happy*Healthy’. We hope this competition can span internationally so people around the world can learn of Hong Kong’s authentic beauty.”

The winning works will be exhibited at the following venues and the exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public.

Venue #1: WLAB
Address: 1/F, Block A-D, Tung Kin Factory Building, 196 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, North Point
Date: 9 April – 20 April 2021, 2pm – 5pm (Closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays)

Venue #2: Gallery by the Harbour
Address: Shop 207, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Date: 22 April – 9 May 2021, 11am – 10pm

The Winners include:
City Category

Award

Name

Title

Winner

Chak Kwong Man

空間Space

1st Runner-Up

Law Fong Sui

晨霧顯香城City in The Dawn Mist

2nd Runner-Up

Che Chun Hei

壓逼中的呼吸
Grasping for Breath

Wildlife Category

Award

Name

Title

Winner

Fung Man Hon

同心協力
A Concerted Effort

1st Runner-Up

Chow Ho Sum

靜待
Patience

2nd Runner-Up

Yip Ming Lam Matthew

共生
Living Together in Peace

Landscape Category

Award

Name

Title

Winner

Leung Chi Hang

崖壁上的晚餐
Meal on Lion Rock

1st Runner-Up

Tam Chi Chung

聖光之路
HOLY ROAD

2nd Runner-Up

Tam Nga Shu, Jay

圓月灣刀
Waxing Crescent

 
People Category

Award

Name

Title

Winner

Choi Wai Ha

香港精神
Lion Rock Spirit

1st Runner-Up

Ng Tang Kwai 

生活的藝術家Pace-Man
Artist of Life

2nd Runner-Up

Wong Yau Hoi

不要忘記你的笑容
Smiling Mind

 
Mobile Category

Award

Name

Title

Winner

Leung Yan Kin 

思緒隔離營
Light in the Mind

1st Runner-Up

Yu Wing Fai

扶手看車廂
Train Compartments inside Handrail

2nd Runner-Up

MAN KWUN TIN

打醮(化大士)
Bidding Farewell to the Ghost King

 
Happy and Healthy Special Awards

Award

Name

Title

Merit

Leung Chi Hang

崖壁上的晚餐
Meal on Lion Rock

Merit

Chan Kit Bing

兩面受敵
Water Fight in Delight

Merit

Tam Ka Ming

TEACH AND LEARN

Merit

Law Yun Lung Alan

天真無忌
Innocence

Merit

Chan Ka Fai Philip

逗你笑
Live, Laugh, Love

For more information about “Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020”, please visit www.hkphotocontest.com

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