News: Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images launches SG50 #RePicture photography competition

Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communication, alongside iStock by Getty Images, the web’s original resource for crowd sourced royalty-free stock images, media and design elements, announced the launch of an innovative competition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of independence for Singapore early April.

Supported by marketing publication Campaign Asia-Pacific, the competition is calling all Singaporeans to #RePicture Singapore and capture the diversity of Singapore, family, friends, love, food, urban lifestyle, suburban life and more.

– screen capture of #RePicture Singapore competition


Speaking on the competition, Getty Images Vice President of Sales, Asia, Kumiko Shimamoto says: “At Getty Images we believe that images have the power to change the way people view the world. We’re excited to launch this competition that not only celebrates SG50, but also encourages Singaporeans to help us capture the real Singapore. Getty Images is committed to creating imagery that presents a more authentic view for our customers – in Singapore and the world over.”

The contest runs from 1 April through to 31 May 2015, and is open to semi-professional and amateur photographers, as well as creatives in Singapore. The competition will be judged by a panel of leading creative and photography industry experts, including:

•       Masaaki Kobayashi, Senior Art Director, Getty Images
•       Nicky Loh, professional commercial photographer, Singapore

Judging criteria is focused on consistency with the theme, composition of the photograph, technical skills and authenticity. The winner has the chance to not only receive a fantastic GoPro Hero4 (approximate value of S$700), but to join the Getty Images team as a contributing photographer, with access to and guidance from Getty Images’ global team of art directors and editors.

Getty Images invites participants to share their imagery using #repicture, capturing images that reflect the nation’s progress since 1965; Singapore’s pioneering spirit and that show real-life with people of all backgrounds, gender, and age.

Do visit to submit your entries.


Information as kindly shared by Getty Images.

For the budding or professional photographers, do submit for a chance to present your work while showing everyone the national’s ever moving progress and its changes through the years.

Good luck 🙂