Photographers drawn to kids' art

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 April, 2005, 12:00am

CitySeen's photography professor once joked about what 'artsy' photographers should do if a particular photo isn't well-received: make a bunch of copies of it and exhibit it again as a 'series'.

By the same principle, CitySeen figures that while a photo of a child drawing might be just another cute, sappy picture, a photo of a thousand children drawing at the same time - well, now that just might be a prize-winner.

That's because the Harbour Junior Chamber is organising the 26th International Children Drawing Competition this Sunday, which will also be one of those Guinness world record-setting events.

A thousand children have registered to set the record for 'most children participating in a drawing competition', but organisers expect about 10,000 children to show up to draw at Kowloon Park on Sunday from 8.30am. And while the children are competing, photographers are invited to enter their shots of the event into a competition.

Deadline for entries is April 29. First prize is a trophy, a tripod and some cash.

Further details about the two competitions can be found on the Chamber's website: