Post lensmen capture 10 press photo awards
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.