WYNG Masters Photography Award

Deadline: 15 September 2014
Open to: emerging and professional photographers and artists from any country
Award: 250,000 Hong Kongese Dollar (about 24,000 Euro)


The WYNG Masters Award is a non-profit photography award initiated to both spark awareness and engage the public on socially relevant issues of great import to Hong Kong. The mission of the WYNG Masters Award is to stimulate discussion and to encourage development of social responsibility in Hong Kong. The award 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 the first edition, the inaugural theme of the WYNG Masters Award was poverty. This theme was chosen as Hong Kong grapples with a yawning income gap, one of the worst across the globe. 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. In the current cycle, the focus of the WYNG Masters Award is on the theme of waste.


The award is aimed at emerging and professional photographers and artists. Anyone residing anywhere in the world can enter their work for the award. Submitted work, however, must satisfy the following criteria: the photographs must be taken in or be related to Hong Kong; and must be related to the subject of the WYNG Masters Award 2014, waste. 


The WYNG Masters Award recipient winner will receive a cash award of HKD 250,000 (about EUR 24,000). Each of the six additional finalists will receive HKD 15,000 cash (around EUR 1,400).


The submission period runs until 15 September 2014 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT +8:00).

All photographs should be submitted through the dedicated online submission form. Submissions by email or in analogue form cannot be accepted. Any hard copy materials sent to us will not be returned nor considered. Any analogue materials, eg. prints, film, should be scanned into digital files and uploaded via the website.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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