News: Sony World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner Announced

Singaporean photographer, Chin Boon Leng, was announced as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

– “What are you staring at?” by Chin Boon Leng


Open to photographers of all abilities, the Singapore National Award seeks to uncover and honour the single best image taken by a local photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

Chin Boon Leng, a children’s book illustrator, was chosen as the winner for a charming shot of a baby Orang-utan peeking out from its Mother’s embrace titled “What are you staring at?” It was selected by a local panel of judges from over 1,300 entries by Singaporean photographers.

The local judges also awarded runner up positions to:
• 2nd place – Joyce Le Mesurier
• 3rd place – Daniel Chia

Talking about his success, Chin Boon Leng comments “I’m extremely honoured to be shortlisted as this is a global competition with so many talented photographers participating. To deserve such great recognition is definitely overwhelming, and I hope this will ignite fellow Singaporeans’ interest in photography.”

As the Singapore National Award winner, Chin Boon Leng receives the latest Sony digital camera equipment and will be flown to London to attend the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April. The winning photograph will also be exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published on


The World Photography Organisation also announced today the winners of the Open and Youth categories of the Sony World Photography Awards, as well as the winners of the 37 other National Awards across the world. To see all the winning images please go to


Congratulations to Mr Chin and nice entries from all participants 🙂
If you would like a chance to compete while further your photography skills, perhaps look out for the 2015 submission dates.

Details as kindly provided by Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.