CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition

The fourth edition of CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition is back again! For the competition this year, there is a duo-theme feature – “Best Building Moment” and “Best People Moment”. The “Best Building Moment” theme calls for creative interpretations of CapitaLand’s properties, which effectively capture the best characteristics of its homes, offices, shopping malls, serviced residences and mixed developments while the theme “Best People Moment” further challenges participants to capture memorable moments of human connections or experiences within any of CapitaLand’s properties such as daily interactions, romantic escapism, joyful celebrations and intimate embraces.

 This highly acclaimed photography competition attracts participants from overseas, with an overwhelming 2000 entries in 2011 from Asia Pacific countries including Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The judging panel will comprise of National Geographic photographer Mr Michael Yamashita and executives from the NationalGeographic Channel and CapitaLand, will evaluate all entries based on novelty, artistic direction, depth of judgement and the creative interpretation of the themes, “Best Building Moment” and “Best People Moment”. The judges will also be looking out for innovative portrayals of the synergetic interactions between CapitaLand buildings and People.

Building People 2012 Winning Photo

CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition 2012

1st Prize and Voters’ Choice Winner

Photo by Teo Kiat Choon

Building Name: Raffles City Singapore

There is a special opportunity for the overall winner to participate in an exclusive overseasNational Geographic assignment under the mentorship of renowned National Geographic photographer, Mr Michael Yamashita!! This is indeed something very special and many photographers will aspire that can look forward to!! Mr Michael Yamashita is a very famous, highly respected and well-known photographer in the world and any photographer that can go under Mr Michael Yamashita’s mentoring will benefit greatly!

Participants of the Competition will enjoy an exclusive invitation to attend the CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Seminar conducted by Mr Michael Yamashita to be held in August this year. With 30 years of experience behind him, he will share his wealth of knowledge in photography. In addition, there will also be an opportunity for participants to showcase their photographic creativity in an upcoming CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Exhibition in August 2013.

The Competition is open to the public from 16 April to 9 June 2013 (please refer to Annex B for the Competition details). Participants simply need to submit an original photograph with a caption to the Competition website (

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Here all the key details and information of the CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition 2012!

Important dates:

Submission period:

16 April – 9 June 2013 (both dates inclusive, dates are subject to change)

Public Voting period:

July 2013 (final dates to be confirmed closer to date)

Exclusive CapitaLand-NGC Photography Seminar by Michael Yamashita:

16 August 2013 (final date to be confirmed closer to date)

Exclusive Photo Trail with Michael Yamashita in Singapore (for winners only):

17 August 2013 (final date to be confirmed closer to date)


1st Prize Winner

o   A 3D2N trip to a city in China* for an overseas National Geographic assignment under the mentorship of Mike Yamashita

o   CapitaVouchers worth SGD2,000

o   Two consecutive nights’ stay in an Ascott serviced residence in Asia Pacific*

o   Sony α99 camera and Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 lens worth SGD6,998

2nd Prize Winner

o   CapitaVouchers worth SGD1,200

o   Two consecutive nights’ stay in an Ascott serviced residence in Asia Pacific*

o   Sony NEX-6 camera worth SGD1,699

3rd Prize Winner

o   CapitaVouchers worth SGD800

o   Two consecutive nights’ stay in an Ascott serviced residence in Asia Pacific*

o   Sony α58 camera worth SGD749

Voters’ Choice Winner

(Photo entry with the most number of public votes will emerge as Voters’ Choice Winner)

o   CapitaVouchers worth SGD500

o   Two consecutive nights’ stay in an Ascott serviced residence in Asia Pacific*

Best CapitaMall Photo Special Prize

(Chosen from the Top 3 winning photos and Voters’ Choice Winner)

o   Photo entry that captures the best of shoppers engaging in activities within CapitaMalls will stand a chance to vie for the “Best CapitaMall Photo” special prize

  • CapitaVouchers worth SGD500 

All four winners will also join National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita on an exclusive CapitaLand photography trail in Singapore

*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit for more information.

Photographers, take out your camera and start snapping away, go for it in the CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel “Building People” Photography Competition !! 

** Information and details courtesy of CapitaLand, National Geographic and Tactic PR ** 

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