The South China Morning Post's photographers scooped six prizes at the annual Hong Kong Press Photographers Association awards this year. Robert Ng took the top prize in the spot news category for a photo of a Macau riot police officer firing several warning shots into the air as a group of Labour Day protesters tried to force their way through a police cordon. A picture of a protester being evicted from Queen's Pier by several policemen earned Martin Chan the first runner-up in the same class. Dustin Shum claimed the top prize in the photo essay section with a series of portraits featuring patients recovering from mental illness. Felix Wong won a merit in the same group for his 15 photos of a 10-year-old boy from Tibet who received eye treatment on the Life Line Express. A shot of a group of female adjudicators at the Mr Hong Kong Contest earned Dickson Lee a merit in the feature category, while Jonathan Wong received a merit in the people class. His winning photo captured people queuing to buy London designer Anya Hindmarch's 'I'm Not A Plastic Bag' cloth bag. The winning photos were selected from 1,819 entries taken by 91 photographers.