• WMA

    WMA is a non-profit platform dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of Hong Kong through the lens-based art form. Every two years, the WMA selects a socially relevant theme. Past themes include Poverty, Air, Waste, IdentityMobility, Transition, Opportunity and Light.  

  • WMA Commission

    The WMA Commission invites image makers and artists to apply for funding for a project that is shaped by the WMA Programme series’ current annual theme, and based on Hong Kong. To support their applications, interested parties may submit their portfolios, which do not necessarily have to include works about Hong Kong. The successful applicant will be commissioned with HK$250,000 and an event will be organised to showcase the final product.

  • WMA Open

    WMA Open started an open archive of Hong Kong images in 2012. The archive is made up of images submitted by members of the public under WMA annual themes.  The main objectives of WMA Open are to enrich the archive in the purpose of documenting contemporary Hong Kong by images and also, to share the images under the Creative Commons (CC) license arrangement with the intention of inspiring and enriching research, education and discussions on Hong Kong.  

  • (Completed) WMA Masters

    The WMA Masters was a non-profit photography award aiming to nurture the growth of photography as an art form, and to spark discussions of social issues of great importance to Hong Kong through visual images. Each year, a winner was awarded a cash prize of HK$250,000 and each finalist received HK$15,000. The finalists’ works were exhibited in Hong Kong, with a full-colour catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition.

  • (Completed) WMA Student

    The WYNG Philomathia Student Essay Contest was an extension of the WMA Programme series and a collaborative effort between the WYNG Foundation, the Philomathia Foundation, the University of Cambridge’s Trinity Hall and the HK Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters. The contest involved local secondary school students by encouraging them to submit short essays based on the themed works of WMA award winners and finalists. These works served as a springboard for young writers to develop a greater awareness towards social issues tied to the year’s given theme. Writers of the winning entries were invited to a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to the UK, which included a tour of the University of Cambridge, as well as a visit to London.