For Immediate Release
Eighteen winners of “The Wonders of Hong Kong” Photography Competition, organized by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), were each presented with an award at a reception on 6 July, as part of HKGCC’s celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR.
Over 2,000 entries were received for the competition’s three categories -- “Prosperous Hong Kong” and “Exploring Hong Kong” for local entrants, and “Exploring Hong Kong” for Mainland & overseas entrants – which were judged by five professional photographers together with HKGCC, including Allison Chan, Ann Choi and Felix So from the Professional Photographers Asia Community (PPAC), Sing Tao Daily Chief Photo Editor Michael Tsui and South China Morning Post Photo Editor Yves Sieur.
“The photos really showcased the spectacular beauty and diversity of Hong Kong, as well as the creativity of local photographers,” said Chamber Chairman Stephen Ng at the ceremony. “We are delighted by the response, the quality of the entries, and the positivity the competition has created for Hong Kong’s 20th anniversary. We were also pleased to see the diverse cross section of society that submitted their photos, from students to professional photographers to retirees from Hong Kong, Mainland China and around the world.”
Three Gold Award winners as well as 15 other finalists won cash and photography equipment prizes ranging from $500 to $8,000. Eric Chan, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, Chamber Chairman Stephen Ng, Vice Chairman Leland Sun, LegCo Representative Jeffrey Lam, and CEO Shirley Yuen kicked off the event and presented prizes to the competition’s winners.
Yuen thanked everyone who participated in the contest, project partner PPAC, media partner Headline Daily, sponsors The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, and Wheelock and Company Limited, as well as prizes sponsor Phottix, and supporting organizations Ocean Park and DCFever.com.
HKGCC organized “The Wonders of Hong Kong” Photography Competition, open to both local citizens and visitors over 18 years old, in April and May to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China.
The winning photos will be exhibited in Admiralty and Kowloon Tong MTR stations, respectively, from 6 to 9 July and 10 to 13 August. Visitors will have the chance to win great prizes by explaining on HKGCC’s Facebook page which winning photo impressed them the most. Winners will be announced on HKGCC’s Facebook page in late August.
The winning photos are as follows:
Hong Kong Entrants – Prosperous Hong Kong
Gold Award: “Pearl of the Orient” by Yip Wai Ho
The brilliant fireworks accentuate the charm of Hong Kong and the Pearl of the Orient definitely deserves her name.
Silver Award: “Beyond and Below Lion Rock” by Fong Pak Shing
Lion Rock photographed from Tai Mo Shan at dawn.
Bronze Award: “Well Fed and Clothed” by Yip Shiu Kuen
Prosperity and harmony are the keys to a stable and affluent life.
“The Bridge At Night” by Tong Koon Shan
Stonecutters Bridge is a key artery to the city.
“Our Victoria Harbour” by Chau Ka Yin
Dawn breaks over Hong Kong, setting the city alight with colour.
“Kowloon” by Wong Chap Him
Boundary Street and Prince Edward Road link up Kowloon and have a rich history.
Hong Kong Entrants – Exploring Hong Kong
Gold Award: “Lovers Above the Glittering City” by Tang Ka Wai
Lovers enjoy a romantic evening with a spectacular view of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
Silver Award: “Layers of Order” by Leung Kin Keung
Layers of high-rises blend into a harmonious picture of nature, much like the relationship that exists between citizens and different classes in Hong Kong.
Bronze Award: “Dazzling Lights of Wah Fu by Night” by Chui Kai Yan
Wah Fu Estate from above. The high and low twin towers create a unique and mysterious geometric pattern.
“Street Signs” by Ho Wing Ka
Hong Kong street signs often carry intriguing tales that reflect the rich history and culture of the city.
“Buildings” by Wong Yuk Min
When talking about exploring Hong Kong, the first thing to explore must be the place where you live.
“Passing Over Mountains, Chasing Dreams” by Li Ka Wai
Mist rolls over the mountains with the iconic Lion Rock keeping guard above the city.
Mainland & Overseas Entrants – Exploring Hong Kong
Gold Award: “‘Silk Stocking’ Milk Tea” by Wu Zhi Chao
Hong Kong is where the iconic "Silk Stocking" milk tea originated, so people immediately think of Hong Kong when they hear "Silk Stocking" milk tea!
Silver Award: “The Surge” by Wong Choon Kit
Central Station during rush hour sees a sea of people surging through the station.
Bronze Award: “Above the Clouds” by Li Qian
Hong Kong on top of the world!
“Dreamy Harbour” by Danny Tsai
Sun beams shoot from behind the clouds, blurring the skyscrapers and brushing away the hustle and bustle of the city.
“Before Sunset” by Glória Rodrigues Leão
I love Hong Kong. This city is known for having some of the most beautifully designed buildings in the world. This photo was taken at Hong Kong China City with the setting sun illuminating the reflective façade with colour.
“Hong Kong Harbour” by Brenden Hiroshi King
An iconic skyline with an iconic piece of history.
Photo 1: Three Gold Award winners and 15 other finalists received their prizes at a Chamber reception on 6 July to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR.
Photo 2: Eric Chan, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, Chamber Chairman Stephen Ng, Vice Chairman Leland Sun, LegCo Representative Jeffrey Lam, and CEO Shirley Yuen kicked off the reception by spreading colourful confetti to symbolize a vibrant and colourful Hong Kong.
Photo 3: Hong Kong Entrants – Prosperous Hong Kong Gold Award: “Pearl of the Orient” by Yip Wai Ho
Photo 4: Hong Kong Entrants – Exploring Hong Kong Gold Award: “Lovers Above the Glittering City” by Tang Ka Wai
Photo 5: Mainland & Overseas Entrants – Exploring Hong Kong Gold Award: “‘Silk Stocking’ Milk Tea” by Wu Zhi Chao
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