"A day in the life of ?"
Theme and Guidelines
LIEN, in association with the Substation, organizes a photographic
competition whose theme defines as follows: "A day in the life of?", one
main condition to the competing entries being that all photographs must be
taken on May 12th, 2001.
Why a specific day? Simply because the competition is linked to the setting
up of an exhibition entitled "A day in the life of Singapore" that proposes
to "freeze time" upon one day in the life of the city-state. The range of
interpretations being therefore wide, no additional explanation on the theme
shall be given to participants.
4 Categories of competition:
Conventional Photography Digital Photography
- Amateurs - Amateurs
- Professionals - Professionals
There will be many exciting prizes awarded to winners, one for each category
plus two Grand Jury Prizes for the overall competition winners in both
amateur and professional categories. There will also be prizes for
runner-ups in each category (whose number will depend on the juryıs
decision). Entries shortlisted for the exhibition will be rewarded too. The
value of the prize for each categoryıs winner will be approximately SGD1500.
The value of prizes for the runner-ups in each category will be
The Grand Jury Prizes for the two overall winners are a one-week trip to
Paris (inclusive of accomodation and per diem) during which they will be
required to shoot a photo story to be published in LIEN. For publication
matters, please note that the trip will have to be scheduled in March/April
Exhibition and Prize-giving Ceremony
An exhibition featuring the prize-winners and selected entries will be
organized from 26 October to 5 November 2001 as part of the1st anniversary
celebration of the new LIEN. The exhibition will take place in five venues,
two cultural institutions (Alliance Française and Substation) and three
public venues (CityLink Mall & Parco Bugis Junction shopping centres and the
The Prize-giving ceremony will take place on the opening day of the
exhibition at the Alliance Française and the winners wil only then know what
prize they stand for. The winning photographs will be featured in the
November-December issue of LIEN magazine and the Grand Prize winners will
have their photographs on its cover.
The 7-member jury consists of professional photographers as well as writers
and representatives of the local arts scene.
Along the exhibition will be published a book featuring the winning and
exhibited entries. More than a catalogue, the book will include texts by
local writers (playwrights, poets, novelists) based on the photographs
selected. The texts will also be displayed at the exhibition venues, along
the photographs selected.
Workshops will be organised at the Substation. These workshops will involve
a Frenchprofessional photographer, the local writers participating in the
project as well as photographers and other personalities from the local arts
scene. Details on the workshops will be given before the exhibition.