The judges

Alphonsus Chern, 35, is a photojournalist with The Straits Times. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a major in journalism and a minor in music. When he is not photographing landscapes or playing the pipe organ, he is reading a book, tinkering with bicycles, collecting rare badges or enjoying the outdoors.

Desmond Lui's work is driven by his curiosity towards the people he meets and the stories they share. A firm believer in the communicative qualities of photography, the 29-year-old seeks to document the human narrative through his images.

Lim Wui Liang, 35, is a content director at We Are Social, a global social media agency. Previously, he was the South-east Asia editor for Bing apps at Microsoft, and a photojournalist with The Straits Times.