Wow! When Cathay Photo, Colorvision and I launched this little photography contest, in celebration of colour — and by extension to highlight the importance of proper colour and monitor callibration when shooting digitally — we did not expect that it would be so popular. All of us were very happily overwhelmed. All in all, 149 contestants submitted 285 photos. The quality across the board was extremely high. All of the judges and I were really impressed. And we had a really tough time trying to decide which photos to pick as the top five.
But, because we promised to pick winners — after all, we do have prizes to give away — we’ve ranked our favourite pictures, scored them and have come up with the best of the best.
So, without further ado, here they are:
Grand Prize: Vintage by Sng Kia Jit
Judge Andrew Loiterton loves this shot. He says, “The composition is unexpected but works well with the contrast to the grimy street. And that red really pops!” Kia Jit wins a ColorVision Spyder2Suite, an Olympus MJU 760 Digital Camera, a Wacom Intuos3 6” x 8” Tablet, and a $100 Cathay Photo Voucher. Congrats!
2nd Place: Fairground by Chua Kong Ping
Kong Ping wins the ColorVision Spyder2express, a Wacom Graphire4 6” x 8” Tablet, and a $100 Cathay Photo Voucher.
Each winner wins a ColorVision Spyder2express and a $50 Cathay Photo Voucher.
Congrats again to all winners and many thanks to all participants. (Note to the winners: Cathay Photo staff will be calling you shortly; you will be able to pick up your prizes from Friday, 20 July 2007.) Huge thanks also to our special judges: ColorVision’s own Mr Sam Ng, their in-house Technical Marketing Manager, superstar photographer Russel Wong, acclaimed and award-winning photographer Tay Kay Chin, ubercool photographer Andrew Loiterton and creative genius Chris Lee, the man behind Asylum.