"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

approximately SGD1000.

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.


Fringe Events

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.