It has been close to two years since COVID-19 struck the world. All throughout these trying times, Singapore has enforced several lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus. Singaporeans of all generations have played a part in keeping our community safe by staying home, inevitably losing out on spending precious time with their families and friends.
In our increasingly isolated world today, Playpoint sees the importance of connections in a community, and will continue their efforts in building play areas that provide a safe space to encourage communal interaction in our urban cityscape.
This year, for our photography competition, Capture the Connecting Moments, we seek to honour the connections between Singaporeans from all walks of life. We hope to see precious interactions in the community through your eyes, and encourage you to share photographs depicting moments of connection at play areas that we’ve brought to life.
There are many ways to visualise connection, such as children playing together, or parents fondly watching over their children whilst catching up with their neighbours. We leave it up to your imagination, and eagerly await the different interpretations that are sure to come our way!
Participants must submit their entry(s) through Instagram. The entry must fulfil all the requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete, or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Playpoint.
Photo submission is open through our Instagram account (@playpointasia) for photo enthusiasts.
Here are the entry requirements:
- Follow @playpointasia on Instagram
- Tag @playpointasia in the photograph
- Hashtag #PlaypointMoments in your post
- Include a title and location of the photo in the caption (Photos taken prior are accepted too, but they must have been taken at one of the participating playgrounds)
- Optional: You can also submit a short story relevant to the theme as a caption
* This is an Instagram-only contest.
Please do ensure that your account is set to public and that your submissions follow the general guidelines of the Playpoint Photography Contest 2021 (see below).
The Playpoint Photography Contest 2021 is open to all residents above the age of eighteen (18) currently residing in Singapore.
The photo can be taken using any kind of camera, including a mobile phone camera.
Photos must have been taken in any of the play areas listed below.
Participants need to include or tag the location of the photo in the Instagram caption and location.
Please ensure that approval and permission is sought from people to use their image in your submissions.
Photo format can be square, portrait, or landscape.
Minor digital manipulation (i.e., colour enhancement, cropping) is allowed. Excessively manipulated photos are grounds for disqualification.
Collages or photomontages will not be accepted.
The photo must be an original work by the participant, and must not have been submitted in other photo contests.
The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights, including publicity and intellectual property rights.
Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three photos.
Participants that submit four or more entries will be disqualified.
Prizes won from the Playpoint Photo Contest 2021 are non-transferable. Only winning participants are allowed to collect and use the prizes won from this competition.
The decisions of Playpoint’s judging panel are final.
All deadlines for submission and timelines are based on Singapore time GMT +08:00.
Playpoint reserves the right to disqualify any photo submission that does not conform to the rules and guidelines.
Photos must be taken at the following play areas in order to be eligible for the photography contest:
Yishun N8 Park
- Between Blocks 809 & 810 Yishun Ring Road
Sembawang Park Battleship Playground
- Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road
Little Houses @ Buangkok Square Park
- Buangkok Crescent
- 673A Edgefield Plains, Singapore
Smart Bench @ Great World
- Roof Terrace Level 3 (near Spa Esprit #03-107)
Rock Playground at Bidadari Park Drive
- 101 & 102 Bidadari Park Drive Multi storey carpark (MSCP)
Forest Playground at Bidadari Park Drive
- 101 & 102 Bidadari Park Drive Multi storey carpark (MSCP)
COMO Adventure Grove
- Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gallop extension
New Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista
- Dawson Vista, 79 Dawson Road, Singapore 141079
Active Garden at Garden by the Bay
- 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Gardens by the Bay
Parkside @ Paya Lebar Quarter
- Paya Lebar Quarter, PLQ3 Tower, 30 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409006 (opp PLQ Mall)
The Mural Wall and Fitness Stations at Tampines Greenedge
- Block 494J Tampines Street 45, Singapore 529494
Timbre+ Eastside Playground
- 1 Expo Drive, Hall 5 Outside, Singapore 486150
Hansel and Gretel Candyland Playground at Clementi Crest
- Block 445 Clementi Ave 3, Singapore 120445
ActiveSG Park @ Jurong Lake Gardens
- 30 Yuan Ching Rd
Opens: 3 December 2021
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Top 3 Prizes
1st Prize: Limited Edition Leica Sofort Camera, $500 Cash, Bee’s Knees Picnic Box
2nd Prize: $300 Cash, Bee’s Knees Picnic Box
3rd Prize: $100 Cash, Bee’s Knees Picnic Box
Round One: Playpoint Selects Top 9 Photos
Round Two: Judges Selects 3 Winners from the Top 9 Photos
Round Three: Public Vote via Comments Amongst the Top 9 Photos
Date Opens: 22 January 2022, 0000
Closes On: 06 Feb 2022, 2359
Each photo will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
– Interpretation and message of the photo based on Playpoint’s theme
– Composition and quality
The participant must be the author and sole owner of the copyright of each photograph submitted.
All images submitted must be the original work of the individual submitting them.
The participant shall retain the copyright of the photos submitted in the competition.
The winners shall also grant Playpoint the right to publish, display, and exhibit their submitted photographs in its publications, brochures, and other materials, as well as on their website, and other online platforms. The photos will be used for non-commercial purposes without payment or fee to the participant.
Playpoint will make every effort to credit photographs, but we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will contain the photographers’ names.
Playpoint will not be held responsible for any photos loss or not received.
Permission and or approval must be sought from persons captured in photographs submitted. Participants hereby indemnify and hold Playpoint harmless from any claims, actions, proceeding costs, and expenses arising as a result of any allegation of privacy infringements resulting from this contest.
By submitting photos, participants agree that if they win,
Playpoint may use the personal information on their submitted entries for publicity purposes, with the exception of street address, email address, and telephone number.
The finalists and winners consent to the use of their personal information and photos by Playpoint in publicity in all media, such as online, newspaper, television, and radio.
By submitting photos to this Playpoint Photo Contest 2021, participants agree that the prizes won are non-transferrable and that collection of the prizes cannot be done on their behalf by others.
By submitting photos, participants agree that no claim relating to any damage, loss, injury, or inconvenience shall be asserted against Playpoint, and the directors, officers, employees, and assignees from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind resulting from this contest.
The participants hereby indemnify and hold Playpoint harmless from any claims, actions, proceeding costs, and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the relevant participants did not own, or are not wholly entitled and authorised to allow publication and reproduction of the work by Playpoint.
Playpoint reserves the right to disqualify any entries if the contents are deemed inappropriate or against public interest.
The terms and conditions above are subject to change and/or supplement by Playpoint at any time during the submission period as and when they deem fit. Playpoint assumes no liability whatsoever for any outcome as a result of such action.