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:
Chak Kwong Man
Law Fong Sui
City in The Dawn Mist
Che Chun Hei
Grasping for Breath
Fung Man Hon
A Concerted Effort
Chow Ho Sum
Yip Ming Lam Matthew
Living Together in Peace
Leung Chi Hang
Meal on Lion Rock
Tam Chi Chung
Tam Nga Shu, Jay
Choi Wai Ha
Lion Rock Spirit
Ng Tang Kwai
Artist of Life
Wong Yau Hoi
Leung Yan Kin
Light in the Mind
Yu Wing Fai
Train Compartments inside Handrail
MAN KWUN TIN
Bidding Farewell to the Ghost King
Happy and Healthy Special Awards
Leung Chi Hang
Meal on Lion Rock
Chan Kit Bing
Water Fight in Delight
Tam Ka Ming
TEACH AND LEARN
Law Yun Lung Alan
Chan Ka Fai Philip
Live, Laugh, Love
For more information about "Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020", please visit www.hkphotocontest.com
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Wheelock Properties is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wheelock and Company Limited. Its principal activities include the undertaking of property development, sales and marketing, and asset management functions of certain Wheelock and Wharf Group properties. Wheelock Properties is committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities and is keen in various community services, such as education programme (Project WeCan), environment protection, arts & culture as well as community engagement projects.