The judges

Neo Xiaobin, 31, has been a photojournalist with The Straits Times since April 2010. She first joined My Paper, a bilingual freesheet, in 2007 after graduating from Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information as a journalism major. She believes that good photojournalism has an ability to move and connect people.

Philipp Aldrup, 42, is a photographer from Germany who has been based in Asia for more than 10 years. He seeks places of unsettling beauty and scenes that contain fragments of all dimensions of time - present, past and future. He tries to refill the surroundings with disquieting and hopeful dreams without which life would be woefully mind-numbing (

Nguan, 41, creates photographs about living and longing in the city. His work is part of the ongoing exhibition Once Upon This Island at the Singapore Art Museum.

What's next

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