The judges

Bryan van der Beek, 38, is an award-winning photographer who specialises in reportage photography. He has worked at The Straits Times and at several newspapers in the US. He has been published in Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post and AP, among others. Bryan has lectured at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Temasek Polytechnic and Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film.

Norman Ng, 38, is a Singapore-based photographer who has worked as a photojournalist with several major newspapers in the US. Norman has covered assignments ranging from presidential campaign rallies to secretive nudist colonies. Norman hopes to use photography as a mirror to reflect the human condition.

Kevin Lim, 32, joined The Straits Times as a photojournalist in 2009. A journalism major from NTU, he has covered the general news and sports beats for the newspaper, as well as the Malaysian Elections and Typhoon Haiyan's aftermath in Tacloban in 2013.