The WYNG Media Award (WMA) Masters
The WMA Masters seeks to spark dialogue and nurture awareness on social issues in Hong Kong through photography. Every June, the WMA Masters invites both local and international image makers to submit photography-based entries on an annual theme—which have included “Poverty,” “Waste,” “Air,” “Identity” and “Mobility”— to engage creators in discussions over issues relevant to the theme. The theme for 2017/18 is “Transition.”
Between June and September, candidates can each submit a series of photos. Participants are encouraged to interpret annual themes freely, but should submit entries related to Hong Kong. An international panel of judges will then pick a winner, who will be awarded HK$250,000, and finalists, who will each receive HK$15,000. The work of the finalists will be exhibited in Hong Kong.