The judges

Ted Chen, 29, is a portrait and editorial photographer. A former photojournalist with The Straits Times, he does documentary and conceptual portraits (a genre where the photographer tries to convey a concept or message with a photograph).

Sam Chin, 28, is a corporate and editorial photographer who also works on documentary projects. He seeks to reflect societal and environmental issues through his pictures.

Mathias Heng, 49, is a photojournalist who has covered war, disaster, poverty and other human struggles. He recently released his new book, Finding Hope. His website is at


Our new fortnightly theme is Right Here Waiting. For this festive season, show us the ties that bind us to our loved ones and stand to win $500. The deadline for submissions is before 11.59pm this Thursday and the next.

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