Call for International Submissions: WMA Masters 2018/19

Status: Open for entry Opening date: 28 June 2018 Closing date: 28 September 2018 Winners chosen by: Judging panel
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Call for International Submissions: WMA Masters 2018/19

Competition summary:

The WMA Masters is a photography award aiming to nurture the growth of photography as an art form in Hong Kong, as well as stimulate dialogue and foster community awareness on socially relevant issues of critical importance to Hong Kong. In its seventh cycle this year, the WMA Masters welcomes photography submissions on the theme of Opportunity.

From now till 28 September 2018 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00), the WMA Masters invites both international and Hong Kong artists and image-makers to submit photographic works. The visual content must be related to Hong Kong and the chosen theme.

The shortlisted works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2019. A full-colour catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition. The WMA Masters will also host a series of talks, seminars and workshops during the exhibition period to encourage public discussions on the chosen theme.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of renowned industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and the non-profit sector including Zoher ABDOOLCARIM, Kurt CHAN, Clement CHEROUX, May FUNG, Yumi GOTO, Kevin LEE and Michael WOLF. The winner of the WMA Masters will receive a cash prize of HKD250,000. Each finalist will receive HKD15,000.

Category details:

Initiated by WYNG Foundation, WYNG Media Award (WMA) is a series of programmes developed to spark awareness and engage the public on social issues of great importance to Hong Kong, with a view to fostering positive change. They include WMA Masters, WMA Commission, WMA Open, WMA Student and WMA Film. The programmes have been encouraging dialogues through selected annual themes, including Poverty, Air, Waste, Identity, Mobility and Transition in the past. The theme for the 2018/19 cycle is Opportunity.

Entry requirements:

Entries are open to both residents of Hong Kong and other countries. The competition is open to all nationalities and ages. Entries must be submitted by an individual (not via any agency or organisation).

Photographs submitted must adhere to the following criteria -
1. the photographs must be taken in or be related to Hong Kong and
2. the photographs must be related to the subject of the WMA Masters of that cycle.

Prize details:

Finalists will be selected by a panel of renowned industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and the non-profit sector including Zoher ABDOOLCARIM, Kurt CHAN, Clement CHEROUX, May FUNG, Yumi GOTO, Kevin LEE and Michael WOLF. The winner of the WMA Masters will receive a cash prize of HKD250,000. Each finalist will receive HKD15,000.

Terms and Conditions

The Organiser

The organiser of the WMA Masters is the WYNG Foundation. Employees and trustees of the WYNG Foundation as well as directors and officers of official partners or those professionally directly connected with the promotion of the award are not eligible to enter this competition.

Eligibility

Entries are open to both residents of Hong Kong and other countries. The competition is open to all nationalities. Entries must be submitted by an individual (not via any agency or organisation).

Photographs submitted must adhere to the following criteria –
1. the photographs must be taken in or be related to Hong Kong and
2. the photographs must be related to the subject of the WMA Masters of that cycle.

By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by the rules set out by the WYNG Foundation. All entrants agree to participate in any publicity in connection with this competition as required and to the use of your name and likeness for the purpose of promotion and publicity.

There is no entry fee associated with the WMA Masters.

Each applicant can only enter once in each cycle. Each submission must consist of a series of up to 10 images and captions, Project Statement, Biography and Personal Data. Images uploaded to the competition website must be a minimum of 5 megabytes and not exceed the maximum size of 10 megabytes, in JPEG/JPG format. If your work is voted to the shortlist of finalists, you will be asked to submit a high-resolution version of all images within 7 days of notification.

The entry can be an ongoing project or a completed body of work.

Submissions are accepted from 1 June to 28 September, 2018 (23:59 Hong Kong Time GMT + 8:00) and can be made in either English or Chinese, or both languages.

By entering, the photographer acknowledges that the employer, client and/or subject have copyright release or model release giving permission for the image to be published or exhibited in connection with the WMA Masters and that he/she is the author of the work as defined in the Copyright Ordinance of Hong Kong (Cap. 528) and any other relevant local legislation.

Images submitted by the finalists may be displayed on the website or be selected for printing in future publications related to the WMA Masters and WMA programme with proper attribution.

Previous winners of the WMA Masters are welcome to submit their works, however they would not be considered for the award 3 years following the receipt of the WMA Masters. They would still however be eligible to be considered a finalist of the WMA Masters. The WYNG Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any submission it finds to be:

Tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the WMA Masters
Violating the rules
Violating terms of use
Acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person
Any false or misleading information provided by any entrant
It is the sole and unfettered discretion of the sponsor to disqualify photographs containing obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

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