This year 2018 marks the 16th year of Canon PhotoMarathon. On a personal basis, this is my 8thyear participating in Canon PhotoMarathon 2018 (having participated in the years 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017). Over the previous editions that I participated in Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore, I had seen the changes and improvements over the eight editions of Canon PhotoMarathon that I participated in.

Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore was different from the past few editions that I participated in. They had a bright, colourful and refreshing concept, starting with the event t-shirt that is luminious green in colour (that looks a bit like the safety vest as pointed out by fellow photographer friend Daryl) that makes us stood out, very brightly and prominently from the crowds when the participants were out photographing their respective competition themes. In this edition of Canon PhotoMarathon XVI, Canon introduced a new ‘dusk’ challenge in the competition format for the first time. This will enable participants to capture a dynamic mix of both day and night scenes, putting their photography skills and creativity to the test.

Inside the Suntec Convention Centre event hall, the booths and stations were interactive and fun, bright and colourful, pretty engaging for the younger generation folks, beside the regular sponsors that had been supporting Canon PhotoMarathon. We had a radio DJ booth, ONE FM 91.3 making radio waves at Canon PhotoMarathon XVI.

Celebrities were also present at Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore, gracing and supporting it, with Sora Ma and Joseph Schooling making their presence felt at the event, chatting and interacting with their supporters.  I had a good time chatting  and catching up with Sora! Do check out Sora’s FB page and Instagram account!

What were the themes for Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore? What did I submit for the 3 themes?

Theme 1 – Solitude

Theme 2 – Simplicity

Theme 3 – Glow

Who were the winners for Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore?  

BEST OF SHOW – STUDENT (Timothy John Low Wen, NANYANG POLYTECHNIC)

Theme 1 – Solitude

Theme 2 – Simplicity

Theme 3 – Glow

BEST OF SHOW – OPEN (Azril Azam Bin Abdul Rahim)

Theme 1 – Solitude

Theme 2 – Simplicity

Theme 3 – Glow

TEAM CATEGORY WINNER (ORBIGUD)

SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNER – ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)

Theme 1 – Solitude

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Myo Thi Ha Kyaw, NAYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

2ND Evita Lee Ann Hwee, CHRIST CHURCH SECONDARY SCHOOL

3RD Ong Yi Feng Jayden, EDGEFIELD SECONDARY SCHOOL

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Aht Yomyai

2ND Zhang Dongli

3RD Ahmad Iskandar Bin Abdullah

Theme 2 – Simplicity

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Jessie Chia, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

2ND Timothy John Low Wen, NANYANG POLYTECHNIC

3RD Teo Xu Kai, TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Ong Kah Hong

2ND Azril Azam Bin Abdul Rahim

3RD Siyuan Ma

CANON CHALLENGE WINNER

Shrirang Rajaram Nirgun

Theme 3 – Glow

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Lester Thomas Daniel, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

2ND Mikaela Gn, ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)

3RD Benjamin Tay Tze Min, HWA CHONG INSTITUTION

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Nursanto Soeradi Somo

2ND Gerdie Hutomo

3RD Mai Hung Son

At the end of the Canon PhotoMarathon XVI Singapore, I completed my 8thedition participating in this iconic photography competition that was born in Singapore and it has now spread to regional countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Brunei, Cambodia, China and Sri Lanka.

Although I didn’t win any prizes during my 8 editions of Canon PhotoMarathon that I participated in. It’s alright with me, participating in Canon PhotoMarathon is not just about winning  the wonderful prizes (although I would love to win a prize someday!) this is also about community, networking, catching up with Canon Imaging Academy, EOS World community and making new friends.

All these various aspects of Canon PhotoMarathon XVI experiences from photography to community, live up to Canon’s motto “Delighting You Always”. Remember to keep shooting, sharing and printing!

* Photographs of winning entries coutresy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy *