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(Hong Kong: 24 April 2018) The WMA Open 2018 calls for images under the theme of “Transition” in Hong Kong from every member of the public. From 24 April to 31 May 2018 (Deadline for submission: 23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT +8:00), submit your images to the WMA Open photo contest and stand to win prizes including cash and professional development experiences as winners!

The WMA Open was created to serve as a public platform for discussion and a springboard for social transformation. Images submitted must relate to the theme, “Transition”, and be created in Hong Kong. Participant can upload a series of work, up to three images, to the WMA Open photo contest website.

A panel of judges, involving WMA Masters 2017/18 winner YIM Sui-fong, WMA Masters 2016/17 winner Wei Leng TAY, and WMA Masters 2013/14 finalist Tommy FUNG, will select 10 finalists who will be offered a number of professional development opportunities coached by experienced photographer/artist. Out of the finalists, three will be winners of this cycle and each receiving a cash prize of HK$12,000 as encouragement. Finalists will be announced in June 2018, and may also have the chance to showcase their works at future WMA exhibitions.

WMA Open Photo Contest 2018:

Theme: Transition

Date: 24 April to 31 May 2018

Deadline: 31 May 2018 at 23:59 (GMT +8:00)

Submission: open.wma.hk/

Finalists: 10, each will get a professional development opportunity

Winners: 3 out of the 10 finalists, each will receive a cash prize of HK$12,000