Submission Deadline: 1 November 2018
$1000 worth of cash prizes to be won!
Representation matters. How seniors are portrayed all around us can shape societal perceptions on aging. The Modern Aging program hopes to create opportunities to rethink and re-imagine the way we tend to think about aging- which is why we are excited to introduce the first ever run of the Modern Aging Photography Contest!
The visual arts have long been instrumental in bringing about change to the narrative around traditionally difficult topics such as aging. So if you are a shutterbug poised to bring your passion to the next level, send us your entries!
The Contest accepts entries from photographers of every level residing in Singapore. The 7 winning entries stand to win cash prizes worth a total of $1000 SGD and will be exhibited at the Modern Aging finale later this year.
All entries should relate to the theme “Aging Unlimited”. Your photo should showcase how we can embrace longevity as a welcome phase in life filled with endless potential.
1st prize – $500 SGD
2nd prize – $200 SGD
3rd prize – $100 SGD
Four consolation prizes – $50 SGD each
The Contest is open to all individuals legally residing in Singapore who are aged 16 and over as of 1 January 2018 (e.g. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass holders, Work Permit holders, Student Pass holders)
Photos must be in high resolution – i.e. above 4MB and at least 3000 x 2000 px (150 to 300dpi) and must fall under the theme “Aging Unlimited.” Write a title and caption to describe your photo (under 80 words). Photos may be full coloured or monochrome. Edited/retouched images are permitted. Photos should not have watermarks and borders. Photos will not be accepted if they have won prizes in other contests or are submitted to other contests currently underway. Works that are entered in other competitions after submitting to this contest will be deemed as having been submitted to other contests.
Winners will be announced via the challenge page to the public by 25 November 2018. An e-mail (sent to the e-mail address used to submit) will also be sent to the winning participants informing of his/her winning status and details on prize redemption.
A maximum of 2 entries is permitted per participant. However, you can only win a maximum of 1 prize.
Seven winners will be selected at the end of the challenge period at the discretion of the organisers. Winning participants will be chosen on their fulfilment of challenge requirements and that he/she has submitted valid contact details. When choosing the winners, judging will be based upon the following criteria i) Photo clearly communicates the contest theme, ii) Photo quality and aesthetics, iii) Quality of title and caption. The organisers’ determination as to the winners is final and no correspondence or appeals will be entertained.
The winners will receive prize money and get the opportunity to present their work publicly at the Modern Aging Finale event will be held on 30 November 2018 in Singapore. All winners will have their photographs exhibited and are invited to attend to receive their awards. If a winner is unable to attend the Finale event, they may appoint a representative to attend on their behalf.
Entries may be submitted directly via the Markedshot website or using the embedded submission page below.
Entries will not be accepted via other channels.
Meet our Past Winners
From our Film Contest 2016 and 2017
Precious Knives Never Age
Precious Knives Never Age, is a documentary of three seniors living in Singapore with three different lives and goals. It explores the different aspects of modern aging, each tying back to the seniors’ personal motivations to press on in their golden years.
The film is also deliberately shot in three distinct styles and by three different sub-teams to further add to the contrast of lives.
Finalist #2 – Precious Knives Never Age Film by Lim Si Yuan Al...
Here's your chance to decide the winner of the Modern Aging Short Film Contest this year. Just cast your vote for the film you love the most by *Step 1: Like the Modern Aging Facebook page* & *Step 2: Like your favourite video*The total number of Facebook likes for each film will comprise 20% of their final judging score. Voting ends at 11.59pm on 12 November!Finalist #2 – Precious Knives Never AgeFilm by Lim Si Yuan AlexanderPosted by Modern Aging on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Balek Kampung (Going Home)
“Balek Kampung” means “to return home” in Baba Malay. Baba Malay is a diminishing local dialect in Singapore spoken by Peranakans, of whom my grandmother, Mama, is one. This lm is a portrait of my amnesiac grandmother exploring the spaces of her past with her Burmese domestic helper, Sulai. Sulai encounters these memories for the rst time as a foreigner. I too, am foreign to Mama’s language and experiences, separated by generations. As Mama’s frail frame traverses changing places, we are given a poignant reminder of our mortality.
Balek Kampung Film by Janel Ang, Yale-NUS
Announcing the Modern Aging Short Film Contest Runner Up:Balek Kampung by Janel Ang, Yale-NUS"Balek Kampung" means “to return home” in Baba Malay. Baba Malay is a diminishing local dialect in Singapore spoken by Peranakans, of whom my grandmother, Mama, is one. This film is a portrait of my amnesiac grandmother exploring the spaces of her past with her Burmese domestic helper, Sulai. Sulai encounters these memories for the first time as a foreigner. I too, am foreign to Mama’s language and experiences, separated by generations. As Mama's frail frame traverses changing places, we are given a poignant reminder of our mortality.Posted by Modern Aging on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
For my dearest kuku and amah
In June 2016, my uncle collapsed when he was walking home and was rushed to the hospital immediately. The doctors advised my uncle to stay at home for a few months to recover his strength. As my uncle loves going out to cure his loneliness, he felt trapped being at home. During his recovery, our dogs and puppies became his source of support by keeping him active, listening to him when he needed to talk, and making him happy.
For my dearest kuku and amah, film by Rachel Quek, Yale-NUS
Announcing the Inaugral Modern Aging Short Film Contest 1st prize winnerFor my dearest kuku and amah, film by Rachel Quek, Yale-NUS"In June 2016, my uncle collapsed when he was walking home and was rushed to the hospital immediately. The doctors advised my uncle to stay at home for a few months to recover his strength. As my uncle loves going out to cure his loneliness, he felt trapped being at home. During his recovery, our dogs and puppies became his source of support by keeping him active, listening to him when he needed to talk, and making him happy."Posted by Modern Aging on Monday, December 5, 2016
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