Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BiodiverCity Photo Exhibition

As a part of the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, NParks held a photo competition in March.  I was pretty bummed that Bryan and I couldn't participate because the contest was only open to citizens and permanent residents, but so it goes.  The results are up now, and some of the photos are truly amazing.  You can see a feature of the photos here, but make sure that you scroll down- there's a gray down arrow at the bottom of the photos that's a little hard to see.  Be sure to check out the Open Category Grand Prize winner, Steven Tor's amazing photo of an otter in action.  If you're Singaporean (that is, if you have an NRIC number), you can vote on the photos as part of a voter's choice round of the competition.  Just by voting, you become eligible for some pretty cool prizes, like a new iPod Touch!

In addition to the web feature, there's also an exhibition of the photos going on Orchard Road, outside Mandarin Gallery.  The exhibition features 55 photos selected from the more than 2,200 entries received by NParks.  It will run from now until June 20th.


  1. Great photos!

    Did they really check the official immigration status? Just FYI, I recently participated in a running competition that was open for citizens and permanent residents, but I could register, since I am a Singapore resident, i.e., I have a Singaporean address and NRIC (Bryan should have one, too)

  2. The rules said that you could only participate in the actual photo contest if you were a Singaporean citizen or PR. I emailed someone to ask them if we could participate, and told them that we live here and have NRIC numbers. They said we weren't eligible.

    Normally I'd just give it a try, but this required a little work, so I wanted to make sure it would be worth it. I think the rules might be a little more flexible for the voter's choice stuff, so I went ahead and participated in that.