The 17th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore, took place on 12th October 2019. This was also my 9th time participating in Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore since my maiden participation in 2008! This 17th edition is different from previous years that I participated, let me bring you on  a story telling adventure of Canon PhotoMarathon XVII 2019 Singapore – Stories and Photos.

Photo credit: Canon Singapore

This year 2019 is a special milestone year for Singapore, celebrating Singapore’s Bicentennial celebrations. Therefore, Canon PhotoMarathon XVII 2019 Singapore supports Singapore Bicentennial celebrations by going into the heartlands at Our Tampines Hub, with the three competition themes linked closely to the heartlands. With 1,549 photography enthusiasts participating, this had been another fun and interesting year of Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore!

It was a fun carnival setup at Our Tampines Hub, with bright and colourful booths setup by Canon Singapore along with their sponsors. The EOS World community had a booth there too, manned by the community managers, community ambassadors and council members. I was there helping out (official booth duties from 9am to 11am) while I am also participating in my 9th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore! For me personally, participating in Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore is an avenue to have fun yet challenging my photography in a leisure context (a break away from my commercial photography works), this was also a time for catch up and networking with photography friends from the EOS World and fellow photography friends.

Photos credit: Victor Mok Photography

What were the three themes for Canon PhotoMarathon 2019 Singapore? What were the photographs that I submitted for this competition?

The three themes were interesting, related very closely to the heartlands of Singapore since it was held in the heartlands of Our Tampines Hub. There was no “lucky spin” to choose the theme, it had been planned in advance with the heartlands and communities in mind.  The themes were not the most difficult words to make your head spin when you go out and photograph, they were open to diverse interpretation by photographers.

Here are my submissions!

Theme 1: Life Changing Places

Theme 2: #MyTakeOnWater

Theme 3: Our Community

Who were the winners of Canon PhotoMarathon XVII 2019 Singapore? What winning photographs  did they submit?

Best of Show (Open)

Roen Lim

Best of Show (Student)

James Ng Junhao, Nanyang Technological University

Open Category

Theme 1: Life Changing Places

1st Prize: Nursanto Soeradi Somo

2nd Prize: Lim Wee Chin

3rd Prize: Junaid Ramis

Theme 2: #MyTakeOnWater

1st Prize: Mohd Safuan Bin Salahudin

2nd Prize: Lim Sin Kiat Ronald

3rd Prize: Roen Lim

Theme 3: Our Community

1st Prize: Nursanto Soeradi Somo

2nd Prize: Roen Lim

3rd Prize: Francis Joseph Predroza Gaerlan

Student Category

Theme 1: Life Changing Places

1st Prize: Chinnan Jaisriram, Montfort Secondary School

2nd Prize: James Ng Junhao, Nanyang Technological University

3rd Prize: Tan Yok Ray, Victoria School

Theme 2: #MyTakeOnWater

1st Prize: Pang Huei Fong, Nanyang Polytechnic

2nd Prize: Rachel Koh Xin Yun, Singapore Polytechnic

3rd Prize: Low Shi Jian, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Theme 3: Our Community

1st Prize: Lim Kai Yong, Singapore Institute of Technology

2nd Prize: Gek Jun Xu, Temasek Polytechnic

3rd Prize: Lim Yuan Ren, Raffles Institution

School Challenge Prize

Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road)

Team Challenge Prize

CPM Avengers

The winners won great and attractive prizes! These prizes included the Canon EOS R Kit RF24-105/4L IS USM, the PIXMA Pro-10, the EOS RP Kit RF24-105/4L IS USM, the EOS M50 Kit EFM15-45 IS STM + EFM55-250 and the PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

In addition to these prizes, the Best of Show winners from the Open and Student categories both won an exclusive spot each in the Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship to be held in 2020.

* Information and photos courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy *

Personally, it had always been fun, challenging and tiring, participating in Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore. I can now add 2019 to my list of years that I participated in Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). 9 editions and still counting, even though I didn’t win any prizes, the friendship and networking with photographers had been great!

Adding another Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore footprint and memory to my adventures, photographs and stories!

Photo credit: Victor Mok Photography

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