2020香港攝影大賽 已於 12 月 31 日截止收件，本屆參賽者非常熱烈，雖然限於只收在香港境內拍攝的照片，但除了香港本地的攝影師之外，有來自13個國家或地區的攝影愛好者參與，中國大陸、台灣、澳門、印尼、馬來西亞、荷蘭、新加坡、阿拉伯聯合酋長國、英國及美國等多個海外國家和地區的攝影愛好者參與，參賽作品達 7,105 件。
本屆大賽評委由美國國家地理攝影大師喬治 · 斯坦梅茨（ George Steinmetz ）、香港攝影師劉兆景（ Anthony Lau ），以及《國家地理》雜誌中文版總編輯李永適共同擔任。
2020年10月16日，香港 —「國家地理雜誌主辦、會德豐呈獻 : 香港攝影大賽 2020」正式展開，本年度攝影大賽的主題為「快樂•健康」，誠邀全球16歲或以上的攝影愛好者發揮創意，透過捕捉自然之美、生活點滴或觸動人心的本土人和事，以快樂及健康的影像，發揮香港正能量精神。
「很高興我們在會德豐的支持下，我們以『香港故事』為主題的香港攝影大賽已邁入第四年。過去三年的比賽徵件中，我們收到很多優秀的攝影作品，例如梁瑋鑫（William）的〈天梯〉、黃啟樂（Lok）的〈曬鹹魚〉、Joan Pabona的〈Sacrifice〉、施泓的〈簡單的週末〉等得獎作品，引來大眾的目光，也吸引海內外媒體的報導。」 營運《國家地理》雜誌繁體中文版的大石國際文化營運長（COO）蔡耀明說，「過去一年來，香港經歷社會運動與疫情的雙重打擊，所以我們希望參賽者多留意身邊值得高興，讓人快樂的事情，同時也更有望大家更多關注健康的議題。雖然香港是個高樓大廈密集林立的城市，但是它有一個獨特的優勢：不論住在哪一區，總能在30分鐘車程的距離，到達景色怡人的自然山林。所以，我們鼓勵大家善用香港這個特點，多多親近大自然，特別把原本的自然組，分拆為風景和生態兩個組；同時，為了鼓勵大家留意健康與令人快樂的事，今年將在風景、生態、城市、人物、手機五個組別之外，從所有參賽作品中，額外選出『快樂•健康特別獎』。」蔡耀明補充說。
會德豐地產常務董事黃光耀表示：「國家地理的攝影比賽是一個理想平臺，讓眾多攝影好手大展才華，幫助他們達成夢想。過去幾年來，多位攝影師因獲得我們的獎項而加速了他們的攝影之路，例如袁斯樂（Kelvin Yuen）、鄭振揚（Tugo cheng）、劉兆景（Anthony Lau） 、千紅（Kira Waison Lee）等，現在已成了香港相當知名的攝影師。未來，我們希望在香港持續舉辦攝影比賽，協助更多香港攝影愛好者達成他們的夢想。」
國家地理雜誌主辦、會德豐呈獻 : 香港攝影大賽 2020現正接受全球16歲或以上的攝影愛好者報名參加。大賽設有五個組別，分別為「風景」、「生態」、「城市」、「人物」及「手機組」。由即日起至2020年12月31日，參賽者可以將攝影作品上載到www.hkphotocontest.com，得獎者將獲得豐富獎品總值港幣十萬，各組別冠、亞、季軍作品將有機會被刊登於《國家地理》雜誌中文版，與台、港、澳、星、馬數十萬讀者分享，並於公開展覽中展出。
有關「國家地理雜誌主辦、會德豐呈獻 : 香港攝影大賽 2020」詳情，請瀏覽 www.hkphotocontest.com。
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The Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020 is divided into five categories: “Landscape,” “Wildlife,” “City,” “People,” and “Mobile Photography.” The Contest drew to a close on December 31 with outstanding participation. While we only accepted photographs taken in Hong Kong, our entrants included photographers from many regions and countries, such as Taiwan, Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and, of course, Hong Kong itself. For this year’s contest, we have received a total of 7,105 entries.
This year the judging panel 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. We hope this competition can span internationally so people around the world can learn of Hong Kong’s authentic beauty.”
October 16, 2020, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020 officially kicks off. Themed “Happy•Healthy,” the Contest invites both enthusiasts and novices aged 16 and above to discover the unseen sides of Hong Kong city by capturing the ‘happy and healthy moments’ to deliver a positive message to the public.
The Hong Kong Photo Contest has been organized by National Geographic Magazine (Traditional Chinese Edition) and presented by Wheelock Properties since 2017. The Contest is for Hong Kong photographers to showcase their awe-inspiring work and reveal the best of “The Oriental Pearl” to the world. We hope to enable cultural exchange through photography and bring Hong Kong photographers’ skills to the next level, on a par with international standards. To do this, we are aspired to create an educational and interactive platform, where photography workshops and talks led by renowned industry experts will be organized to help photography lovers to learn new skills and share ideas.
Ivan Tsoi, Chief Operating Officer of Boulder Media Inc. said, “We are extremely pleased to have great support from Wheelock Properties for the Contest. In the past three years, we have received countless outstanding submissions. For example, William Leung’s Sky Ladder, Wong Kai-Lok’s Drying Salted Fish, Joan Pabona’s Sacrifice, and Si Hong’s Simple Weekend, all of which garnered widespread media coverage.”
According to Tsoi, this year’s contest is markedly different. “2020 has been an unprecedented year of challenges and circumstances. Therefore, we would like to invite this year’s contestants to look for happiness and joy in their immediate surroundings, while also keeping an eye out for the ongoing health issues. Despite Hong Kong being a skyscraper-filled metropolis, its proximity to nature makes it somewhat unique. No matter which district you live in, Hong Kong’s breathtaking mountains and forests are always within a 30-minute drive. We love it when our contestants use Hong Kong’s great outdoors to their advantage, and have decided this year to split the NATURE category into two brand new categories: LANDSCAPE and WILDLIFE. To emphasize this year’s theme on health and happiness, we will also be selecting five additional “Happiness and Health Award” winners from our five contest categories: CITY, PEOPLE, MOBILE, and the aforementioned LANDSCAPE and WILDLIFE.”
Managing Director of Wheelock Properties Ricky Wong said, “The Hong Kong Photo Contest is the ideal platform for photographers to showcase their talents and achieve their dreams. Many past winners, such as Kelvin Yuen, Tugo Cheng, Anthony Lau, and Kira Waison Lee, have since become renowned photographers in Hong Kong,” says Tsoi. “We would like to keep on hosting the Contest, and help even more photographers in Hong Kong realize their dreams well into the future!”
Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020 is now accepting entries from 16-year-old and above photography enthusiasts. The competition is divided into five categories: “Landscape,” “Wildlife,” “City,” “People,” and “Mobile Photography.” From now until December 31, 2020, contestants can upload their works onto www.hkphotocontest.com. The winners will receive prizes worth up to HKD100,000. In addition, works by first-, second- and third-place from each category will have a chance to be featured in the National Geographic Magazine (Traditional Chinese Edition,) which is distributed to more than 100,000 readers in five markets including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Categories and Prizes:
|1st Place Category Winner||Cash Prize HK$10,000; 12-issue subscription of the Traditional Chinese version of National Geographic Magazine|
|2nd Place Category Winner||Cash Prize HK$5,000; 12-issue subscription of the Traditional Chinese version of National Geographic Magazine|
|3rd Place Category Winner||Cash Prize HK$3,000; 12-issue subscription of the Traditional Chinese version of National Geographic Magazine|
|Merit Award||12-issue subscription of the Traditional Chinese version of National Geographic Magazine|
|Happy ∙ Healthy Special Award*||Cash Prize HK$2,000; 12-issue subscription of the Traditional Chinese version of National Geographic Magazine|
*All participants will have a chance to win the ‘Happy•Healthy Special Award.
For more information about “Hong Kong Photo Contest,” please visit www.hkphotocontest.com。
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