I’m most happy to be joining the jury panel for WMA (WYNG Masters Award). I have been following WMA for a while now and find it to be one of the most interesting and prized photography awards program in Asia today.
Call for submissions now open for their 2016/2017 theme: Mobility. The Hong Kong based award is open to submissions internationally, provided the adherence to theme and Hong Kong as subject matter. All genres of photography and techniques used to produce images are welcomed.
Siu Wai Hang, previously featured on IPA, won last year’s ‘IDENTITY’ award. The Architecture of Insurgency, by Johnny Gin was also a finalist. View all past winners’ and finalists’ galleries on the WMA website.
More details below.
WMA Masters 2016/17 Call For Submissions: MOBILITY
The WMA Masters (formerly WYNG Masters Award) welcomes photography submissions from all over the world on this year’s theme of MOBILITY. Images must relate to the theme and be made in or relate to Hong Kong. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2016 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT +8:00).
From now till 30 September 2016 the WMA Masters invites both international and Hong Kong artists and image-makers to submit photographic-based work. The visual content must be related to Hong Kong and to the chosen theme MOBILITY. Finalists will be selected by a panel of international judges and their works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2017. A full-colour catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition.
The WMA Masters will also host a series of talks, panels, and seminars during the exhibition period. The winner of WMA Masters will receive a cash prize of HKD$250,000. Each of the finalists will receive HKD$15,000.
This year, applicants to WMA Masters who are Hong Kong residents will have a chance to be invited to submit an expression of interest for a professional practice residency at FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017. The winner of the residency will have an opportunity to visit FORMAT for the launch and have access to events, portfolio reviews, as well as have their work included in the FORMAT catalogue.
The WMA Masters’ international panel of judges is comprised of industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and non-profit. They include Zoher ABDOOLCARIM, MaryAnn CAMILLERI, Abby CHEN, Louise CLEMENTS, Kevin WY LEE, LEUNG Po-Shan Anthony, Christopher PHILLIPS, Theme Judge (to be confirmed).
More details and submission: http://masters.wyngmedia.hk