News: Singapore National Award Winner Revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Singaporean photographer Chua Boon Kiat Jansen is named as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

© Chua Boon Kiat Jansen, 1st Place, Singapore National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Chua’s winning image “Douce enfance” was chosen as the single best photograph taken by a Singapore photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

Chua, a client consultant and keen amateur photographer who only began shooting seriously last year, has won a Sony α7 camera. He will also be flown to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 23 April 2015, and his winning photograph will be shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015.

Describing the image, he said, “Taken from the Bay East Garden of Gardens by the Bay, this is a panoramic view of the modern Marina Bay Waterfront. My original intention was to capture a sunset that day, but it started raining. I managed to find a shelter and decided to wait out the rain. Thankfully, the rained stopped just in time for me to catch the last moments of the fast fading blue hours. This composite image is a panoramic stitch-up 15 frames, each with 3 exposure digitally blended.”

Runner up positions for the Singapore National Award were given to:

  • 2nd place – David Wirawan
  • 3rd place – Heng Wang Tan

The winners of all 54 National Awards were announced today by the Sony World Photography Awards. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and runs across the world from Argentina to Australia. It is open to photographers of all abilities.

To see all the winning images, please go to


Information and visual as kindly provided by Sony / SWPA.

Glad to have published yesterday’s post, cos this becomes a continual to it.
And of course, congratulations to the winner & runner ups! 🙂