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Photographers invited to join art-in-subways project

Photographers have been invited to join a new project that will bring art to the community of Yuen Long.

The public art programme aims to beautify six subways located between the Shap Pat Heung Interchange and the Tin Shui Wai West Interchange along the Yuen Long Highway.

The organisers, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Highways Department, are calling on photographers to enter their works in a competition for inclusion in the scheme, Camera Yuen Long: Art-in-Subways Project.

The competition is divided into six themes - festivals and customs; life and living; leisure moments; natural scenery; transition: so far, so near; and nostalgia and relics.

Each entry should be in a group of six different photos on one specific theme. All submissions should be original works of the entrants.

Entries will be judged by the following criteria: compliance with the competition requirements, conformity with the locality, creativity, imagination, artistic merit and technical competence.

Prizes of $15,000, $12,000 and $10,000 will be awarded respectively to the winners of the first, second and third place awards and $5,000 will go to the winners of Outstanding Awards. Each winner will also be presented with a certificate. Selected photos from the competition will be considered for reproduction on ceramic tiles and mounting onto the walls of six subways in Yuen Long.

The results of the competition will be announced on the Art Promotion Office (APO)'s website: in early October. Winning entrants will be notified individually.

Competition brochures and entry forms are now available at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Yuen Long District Office and can be downloaded from the APO's website. Photos should be sent, together with the negatives or slides and completed entry forms, to the APO at the Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, Central on or before September 3.

For details, please see the brochure or the APO's website or call the APO's Public Art Team on 3101 2739.

Ends/Thursday, June 24, 2004
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