They are mesmerising images you would want to look at again and again. Some are powerful, others humorous and insightful. All are award-winning. In 1999, more than 600 entries from 79 local press photographers were submitted for the annual Photojournalistic Account Contest organised by the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association. Focus At The Front Line - A Photo- journalistic Account Of 1999 is an exhibition of the highlights. HKPPA chairman (1999-2000) Bobby Yip says the association has been around for a decade and it's time to review and look ahead. 'People may compare photojournalism in Hong Kong with those in developed countries,' says Yip. 'We are far behind in terms of picture content, image quality and in-depth reportage. But that is not the entire picture. Hong Kong has its own political, financial, social and cultural development and photojournalism here progresses.' Ho Yiu-ken of Ming Pao won the first prize in the Spot News category with a picture he took seconds after an armed robber was gunned down. The South China Morning Post 's David Wong, Edward Wong and Oliver Tsang scooped prizes in the Feature and Sport News category respectively. Focus At The Frontline. Until February 14. 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. Tel 2582 0200. Monday-Sunday 10am to 8pm.