Spot & Shoot 2009: online photography competition on facebook

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New Member
Jul 23, 2009
Hi everyone,

National Museum of Singapore returns with Spot & Shoot 2009 – Our Landscape this July 2009. Held in conjunction with the museum’s The Image of Our Landscape exhibition, this programme is targeted at youths and adults aged 13 years and above.

Here is your chance to rediscover Singapore’s varied landscapes by capturing your personal representations of our little sunny island with your camera. Record scenes of change and development, history and gain, or loss, of heritage, and compile them into a photographic portfolio of 8 of your best shots. Begin your personal journey into the familiar and the unfamiliar with this competition, and make this a meaningful endeavour for yourself, friends and family.

The submission duration for all entries as follows:

Student category is from 7 July 2009 – 7 August 2009. The theme for this category is ‘School – scapes’ and it is open to all Secondary 1 – 5 students studying in Singapore. Students must capture images of what their school/ institution means to them. These may be images of iconic features of their school/ institution’s history, heritage and/or landscape(s).

Open category is from 10 August 2009 - 22 September 2009. The theme for this category is 'Our Landscape', opens to residents of Singapore aged 15 and above. Participants must capture images of what Singapore means to them. These may be images that further represent current structural, social, cultural and/or historical landscapes.

We are inviting you to join us in this programme which is addressing very important issues on national identity and heritage. Attached the information about spot and shoot and below emailer for forwarding purposes.


Open Category
1st: $3,000 cash
2nd: $2,500 cash
3rd: $2,000 cash
Merit: $ 800 cash

Student Category
1st: $2,000 cash
2nd: $1,500 cash
3rd: $1,000 cash
Merit: $ 500 cash

In addition to cash prizes, winners will have selected images from their portfolios displayed at the National Museum of Singapore for a specially curated exhibition. Participants will also get a chance to share their representations of Singapore which will be included as part of the National Museum of Singapore’s archival collection.

To participate: click here



Senior Member
Jun 27, 2009
what the hell?

they say pictures must not be more than 500kb in size!!!???!?!?

then dslr normal standard pic might be 1mb already,.


New Member
Jun 1, 2009
any idea how to resize or whatever?
i use faststone resizer. Works great, but its for resizing for storage/reduce filesize, not recommended for those who wish to retain all of the original quality.


New Member
Jul 23, 2009
there's quite a few online resize program, do google them :)

Don't overwrite your original file as winners will have selected images from their portfolios displayed at the National Museum of Singapore for a specially curated exhibition.

Have fun participate


Senior Member
Apr 27, 2009
Paterson Road
looks like a good competition...

this will make me re-visit singapore again.


Dec 1, 2008
Hmmm. Im jumping into this. Is PP allowed for this comp?



New Member
Jul 23, 2009
hi everyone,

just bear with us as we facing large amount of submission. Do remember to resize your picture to max 500kb. But don't overwrite your original image file.

As for the portfolio, yup it's a compilation of 8 images that what Singapore means to you through your len.


There are 2 workshops coming up.

Shooting Thematically - 2-day workshop
Sat 5 & Sun 6 September 2009
9.30am – 12.30pm each day
The Lab, level 3
$80 per person (inclusive of materials)

Thematic photography has been widely embraced by professional photographers from all over; it forces the photographer to think along the same line for an extended period of time, and this builds the photographer’s thinking and moulds his/her image-making skills. This workshop aims to demonstrate how a group of photographs can be used to emphasise a topic or concept; which is very different from the usual single picture that we are very much used to. The two different directions also bring about very different interpretations.

The workshop will discuss more specifically on the ideology of landscape photography and will also delve into other subject matters that are of strong interest, and are able to hold the attention span of a viewer. These may include relations to historical influences, social issues, architecture, design structures, and so on.

Participants will need to bring the following items:
- A laptop
- A digital camera

Presenter: Chow Chee Yong has participated in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States and currently teaches photography in the Department of Visual Communication at Temasek Design School in Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore).

The Paper Camera Workshop
Sat 5 & Sun 6 September 2009
2pm – 5pm each day
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, level 2
$50 per person (inclusive of materials)

This two-day workshop provides an informative and interactive experience in understanding how pinhole photography works. This traditional way of making images creates a beautiful pictorial image quality, enabling practitioners to find an alternative means to create images that defies against the normal way of photographing with a camera. The workshop will first introduce the history of pinhole photography with examples from pinhole photographers, how a pinhole functions, the different types of pinhole cameras, and then the actual making of DIY pinhole camera. There will also be coaching on basic darkroom techniques during the process of experimentation with the pinhole camera. No prior knowledge in photography is required for this workshop.

Participants will need to bring the following items:
- A tripod stand (small to medium size)
- An opaque container (preferably of metal and cardboard material)
- A thumb drive

Presenter: Tan Peiling has participated in various photography and fine arts groupshows in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan. She has been conducting photography workshops since mid 2008 and is currently pursuing an honors degree in photography in Nanyang Technological University,School of Art, Design and Media.

Please note that only persons aged 15 years and above will be admitted to this workshop.

Ticketing Information, (65) 6348 5555
All authorised SISTIC counters islandwide and National Museum Stamford Visitor Services Counter.

Prices listed here exclude SISTIC booking fees.

Log in to (Events – Others) now for more details on Spot & Shoot 2009 – Our Landscape!

Held in conjunction with “The Image of Our Landscape” exhibition, Spot & Shoot 2009 - Our Landscape consists of a three months long competition, a series of photography workshops by industry experts and a specially curated exhibition of winning entries and selected works.


New Member
Jul 14, 2008
If I'm not wrong, the rules also state that the long side can only be 450px max?


New Member
Dec 29, 2005
Images taken must be of high resolution to be printed on a 42cm x 29.7cm size at 300dpi (2496 x 3744pixels)

My dslr can only take max resolution 3008x 2000...which means i can't enter for the competition even if i want to?

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