MAT curated by Zulkhairi Zulkiflee (Sikap) 

Shooting Home Youth Awards
12 November to 2 December 2016
Presented by: Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film

The Shooting Home Youth Awards is a platform for students aged 15 to 18 years-old to develop their photography skills and ambitions, with a chance at winning a solo show at Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film.

Over a period of five weeks, 10 chosen participants will work on a personal photography project, with guidance from professional photographers. Themed around the idea of home, the programme encourages participants to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the issues most important to them.

Participants will get a chance to:
– Build a portfolio of photographic works
– Exhibit their works
– Network with professional photographers for internship opportunities

Formerly known an Junior Shooting Home, the programme is an off shoot of Objectifs’ Shooting Home mentorship programme, and has been running since 2011. Many of its participants have gone on to pursue photography in their studies and on a professional basis.

Submit your works by 30 September 2016! Applicants will need to submit a portfolio and a teacher’s nomination. For full application details, click here.


Submission Deadline: 30 September 2016, 12pm

Selection Results: 9 October 2016

Online Application Form: SHYA 2016 application form

Mentors: Kong Chong Yew, Lim Weixiang, Bernice Wong, Ng Hui Hsien

Dates: 7 sessions, all from 12pm to 5pm, all sessions will be held at Objectifs
#1: 12 Nov, Sat: 10am to 4pm
#2: 19 Nov, Sat, 12pm – 5pm
#3: 26 Nov, Sat, 12pm – 5pm
#4: 29 Nov, Tue, 12pm – 5pm
#5: 2 Dec, Fri, 12pm – 5pm

Shooting Home Youth Awards Faculty

Kong Chong Yew

Chong Yew is a recent graduate of NTU. His involvement in photography started as a change of interest away from astronomy, where he felt a need to capture the spectacular and the spectacle. With a traditional grounding in black and white photography, he believes in the power of an image and its ability to move an audience. Chong Yew is also a freelance photographer, and is available for commercial and editorial assignments.

Lim Weixiang

Weixiang was previously a General Paper teacher at local Junior College before going into photography. He now shoots editorial and commercial work independently and also writes for Mothership and FourFourTwo Magazine. In 2011 the local photo collective PLATFORM cited Lim as one of the ten fastest-rising photographers in Singapore. His work Our Coastline was published as part of the twentyfifteen series and was also exhibited at the Nooderlicht Photography Festival and Singapore International Photography Festival in 2014.

Bernice Wong

Bernice Wong is a documentary photographer and avid traveler with a keen interest in social issues. Her works casts light on under-reported segments of society through visual stories that depict the fortitude and fragility of the human condition. Her photographs on migrant and indigenous communities in South and Southeast Asia have gained numerous awards in international photo contests such as Prix de la Photographie, Freedom House, and The Other Hundred. Her work has been exhibited by Plan International’s BIAAG campaign in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and supported by the Singapore National Arts Council for public education purposes. Bernice was most recently in the 2015 Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase.

Ng Hui Hsien

Hui Hsien’s art practice primarily uses photography as a medium to explore narrative possibilities. She has participated in a couple of professional mentorship programmes such as Objectifs’ Shooting Home 2014 (Singapore) and 10th Angkor Photo Festival Workshop (Cambodia). She recently completed an artist residency in Iceland as well, and her work has been showcased in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Trained in sociology, Hui Hsien is also a freelance writer and researcher.