Win prizes in World Press Photo contests

Two online contests are being held in conjunction with the 2016 World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition presented by The Straits Times.

The prizes will be sponsored by Canon, the event's worldwide sponsor, as well as hotel partner JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.

The contests require participants to go to and answer questions about the exhibition, which started on March 3, to stand a chance to win either a Canon Selphy printer or a one-night stay at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.

Mr Derek Flint, general manager of the hotel, said he believes the exhibition will provide an enriching experience.

He said: "The collaborative effort with global and local artists conveys their own compelling stories in an unexpected way, offering our creative-minded guests a richer experience and a new lens to unlock the local destination."

The hotel is located in Beach Road, a 15-minute walk from the National Museum of Singapore, official venue supporter of WPP.

One of the 145 award-winning photos on display is photojournalist Warren Richardson's 2016 World Press Photo of the Year - a shot of migrants passing a baby underneath a barbed-wire fence along the Serbian-Hungarian border. He took the photo with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II in 2015.

ST photojournalists have 30 pictures on display, and executive photojournalists Neo Xiaobin and Kevin Lim will share their experiences next Sunday and next Saturday respectively.

Ms Neo will speak on finding local newsworthy stories, while Mr Lim will speak on covering the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year.

There will also be guided tours of the exhibition at 10am and 12.30pm on Saturdays, and at 12.30pm on Sundays, until the exhibition ends on March 26.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2017, with the headline 'Win prizes in World Press Photo contests'. Print Edition | Subscribe