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The SAFRA Photographer of the Year is a biennial competition that SAFRA holds to crown the photographer who is good in multiple genres of photography. The biennial competition looks for a single winner with the ability to photograph different subject matters well. Participants not only have to take good pictures from various genres but harmonising the selection of images as a set of 4 adds to the challenge. This is so as to promote photography to a wider audience in Singapore.

All four images must exhibit excellence in creativity, photographic skills and harmony, as entries will be judged as a set. Judges will look for a demonstration of overall cohesiveness within the set of four different genres, visual communication of ideas, photographic composition, use of various techniques and creative expression.

The format of submitting four prints as a set was introduced in 1990 when SAFRA Photographic Club decided to deviate from other photographic competitions with one selected theme. Former SAFRAPC Chairman, Dr Looi Hong Cheong, who chaired the first competition, said a photographer deserving the title of "The Photographer of the Year" must be able to display the ability to handle different topics to show good craftsmanship.

 

Prizes

Open Category

Champion 

• S$1,000 Cash
• Canon E0S 80D Kit II 
• GoPro Camera
• Manfrotto Befree Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head 
• Manfrotto Off Road Hiker Camera Backpack 30L, Red 
• Seagate 3TB NAS Hard Disk
• Synology DiskStation DS216j

 

Merit Awards (5 awardees)

• S$200 Cash
• Canon PowerShot SX620 
• Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod 
• Manfrotto Gear Backpack M
• S$50 Cathay Photo Vouchers
• Teru Teru 58mm MC filter 

 

Consolation Awards (5 awardees)

• S$150 Cash
• S$100 Canon eSHOP voucher

 

Youth Category

Champion 

• S$500 Cash
• Canon E0S 80D Kit II 
• GoPro Camera
• Manfrotto Befree Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head • Manfrotto Off Road Hiker Camera Backpack 30L, Red 

 

Merit Awards (5 awardees)

• S$150 Cash
• Canon PowerShot SX620 
• Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod • Manfrotto Gear Backpack M
• S$50 Cathay Photo Vouchers
• Teru Teru 58mm MC filter  

 

Consolation Awards (5 awardees)

• S$50 Cash
• S$100 Canon eSHOP voucher

 

Early Bird Bonus

first 50 submissions (per category) receives a free ball pod 

 

Our Sponsors 

 Canon

     Cathay Photo

 

 Seagate

   Synology

    NUphoto

 

 

Submission 

The 13th edition of SAFRAPTY begins 1st August, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. Singapore Time and ends 30th November, 2016, 12:00:00 p.m. Singapore time (Submission Period). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 30th November, 2016 AT 12:00:00 P.M. Singapore time.  

 

Submission is via online site http://pty.safraphotoclub.com/ and the rules and regulations are updated there as well.
Submissions must be received before the end of the Submission Period. The Website’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Competition. Participants could change any of the entries before the Submission Period ends. The submission site will stop accepting entries once it reaches the end of Submission Period. No substitutions of new versions of Submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the Submission Period ends, unless requested by the organiser.

All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller with EXIF data intact, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must not exceed 3,200 pixels wide (horizontal) and not exceed 1,800 pixels in height (vertical).  Following are the possible resolutions for various possible aspect ratio and orientation,

image size

 

Layout Templates 

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Talks by Judges 

 

 

Winners of 10th SAFRA PTY

 

Winners of 11th SAFRA PTY

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