ASIAN Geo­graphic Images of Asia Pho­tog­ra­phy Com­pe­ti­tion

POST-EVENT repo rt De­cem­ber 2017 saw over 200 pho­tog­ra­phers and ASIAN Geo­graphic sup­port­ers gather to cel­e­brate the beauty and di­ver­sity of Asia in pic­tures

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The night be­gan with a 200-strong crowd of pho­tog­ra­phy en­thu­si­asts at the pre-event ex­hi­bi­tion of fi­nal­ist pho­tos out­side the ball­room of the ex­quis­ite Penin­sula Ex­cel­sior Ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore. In ad­di­tion to goodie bags and the lat­est is­sues of ASIAN Geo­graphic and Asian Diver for every par­tic­i­pant, early birds also re­ceived a copy of Lov­ing Sharks, a stun­ning photo book of shark pic­tures pub­lished by Asian Geo­graphic Mag­a­zines.

As the com­pe­ti­tion kicked off, every seat in the house was filled thanks to a tremen­dous turnout from friends, sup­port­ers and spon­sors. Guests had the op­por­tu­nity to rub shoul­ders with es­teemed fig­ures in the in­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­phy cir­cle and min­gle with like­minded pho­tog­ra­phy en­thu­si­asts. As they tucked into a de­lec­ta­ble spread of dim sum and ar­ti­sanal desserts served by the ho­tel’s at­ten­tive staff, the live judg­ing be­gan.

ASIAN Geo­graphic pub­lisher John Thet joined this year’s judg­ing panel, com­pris­ing ac­claimed in­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­phers José Jeu­land, David Tay, Tris­ton Yeo, and Manuel Li­brodo, who have held their own ex­hi­bi­tions, are mem­bers of some of the most pres­ti­gious pho­tog­ra­phy so­ci­eties world­wide, and have won nu­mer­ous pho­tog­ra­phy awards.

Dur­ing the live judg­ing, the panel was pre­sented with the top five en­tries in each cat­e­gory, namely Portrait, Street, Wildlife, En­vi­ron­men­tal, Ar­chi­tec­ture/land­scape, and Youth. The judges had a few sec­onds to view each pho­to­graph, and then im­me­di­ately pre­sented their in­di­vid­ual score­cards to the crowd and ex­plained their scores.

Scores fell within a nar­row range when the judges were in agree­ment, but the few times that the judges’ opin­ions were at odds of­ten ended in hi­lar­ity.

Each win­ner won USD1,000, while the Youth Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year walked away with a Canon EOS M10 cam­era with a kit lens. All the prizes were gen­er­ously spon­sored by our main spon­sor, Canon Sin­ga­pore.

The end of the com­pe­ti­tion her­alded the start of the Sin­ga­pore Divers’ Party, which saw guest speak­ers giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions about pho­tog­ra­phy and marine con­ser­va­tion. Jeu­land shared some of his most cap­ti­vat­ing projects, such as Longevity Ok­i­nawa, Vedda, and Hill Tribe, while Li­brodo spoke about cap­tur­ing his mod­els at dif­fer­ent stages in their lives. Un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­phers In­dra Swari and Mawi Rahim also gave talks, shar­ing their love of macro pho­tog­ra­phy and the im­por­tance of com­pelling com­po­si­tion, as well as re­spon­si­ble div­ing prac­tices.

Guests who came for the Images of Asia pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion were also thrilled to join in the Diver’s Party lucky draw, with USD4,800 worth of prizes.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the winners of the ASIAN Geo­graphic Images of Asia pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion! Fans who wish to take part in next year’s com­pe­ti­tion, stay tuned for ASIAN Geo­graphic Images of Asia 2018! above A mem­ber of the public views the fi­nal­ist pho­tos on dis­play

Judge Manuel Li­brodo gives the au­di­ence tips on im­prov­ing photo com­po­si­tion


bot­tom left The au­di­ence lis­tens in­tently as the judges ex­plain their scores

Some ac­counts credit three Ja­panese men, Suzuki Toku­jiro, Takayama Ko­suke and Izumi Yo­suke, with the in­ven­tion of the jin­rik­isha, which lit­er­ally means “man-pow­ered car­riage”. Oth­ers say Jonathan Goble, an Amer­i­can mis­sion­ary in Ja­pan, built the first rick­shaw to ferry around his ail­ing wife

The ASIAN Geo­graphic Hot Soup Chal­lenge is a com­pet­i­tive quiz that tests stu­dents on their gen­eral knowl­edge about Asia. We con­tinue this rich tra­di­tion on July 7, 2018, and this year, we will be open­ing en­tries to mem­bers of the public! En­ter the 7th ASIAN Geo­graphic Hot Soup Chal­lenge for a chance to be a cham­pion! The con­test is bro­ken down into four dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories: • Ju­niors (ages 7–12) to form teams of four • Se­condary (ages 12–16) to form teams

of three • Ju­nior Col­lege and In­ter­na­tional Schools

(ages 17–20) en­ter solo • Open (age 18 and above) en­ter solo

Sex: M/F Pay­ment: Visa Mas­ter

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