Post lensmen capture 10 press photo awards

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am
 

South China Morning Post photographers have won 10 awards in the annual press photo competition organised by the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association.

Veteran Post photographer David Wong Chi-kin won in the feature section, with an image capturing leaders of the Heung Yee Kuk rural organisation at an inauguration ceremony.

Wong also won a second runner-up award for a shot of school children lining up for new school year.

May Tse took two merit prizes in the same section, including one of a group of women - all in shorts - toying with their mobile phones.

Sam Tsang Kwok-chung bagged two second runner-up prizes in the spot news and people section, with a photo of a woman in a 'salt run' during the Japanese radiation scare last year, and a portrait of fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, who fought and lost a court battle for the estate of billionaire Nina Wang.

In the nature and environment section, Felix Wong Chi-keung won a first runner-up with his picture of the moon with blurred light images.

A photo of protesters, young and old, in Guangdong province's Wukan village embroiled in a land dispute involving local officials also gave Wong a merit prize in the feature section.

Another Wong picture showing the silhouette of Steve Jobs and the creator of a logo to mourn Jobs' death, earned him a merit prize in the people section.

A total of 1,252 entries from 68 photographers were received by the competition this year. Winners for 37 prizes were chosen by a seven-member judging panel.

The Post won six prizes in the 2010 awards, including the top prize in the spot news section.

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