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May
Photo exhibition shows different faces of Yuen Long
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Twelve winning photographic works selected from an open competition to bring art to the community of Yuen Long will be showcased at the Exhibition Corner of Yuen Long Theatre from tomorrow (May 21) until May 31.

Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Highways Department, the "Camera Yuen Long: Art-in-Subways Project" aims to beautify six subways between the Shap Pat Heung Interchange and the Tin Shui Wai West Interchange along the Yuen Long Highway through an open art competition. Photos selected from the competition will be put on ceramic tiles for display on the walls of the six subways. The installation is scheduled to be completed later this year.

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.

Among 189 entries involving more than 1,000 photos, 12 sets of outstanding works were selected. They were judged on compliance with competition requirements, conformity with the locality, creativity, imagination, artistic merit and technical competence. The results are as follows:

Nostalgia and Relics:
"Seeking Relics in Yuen Long" by Leung Bo Ki (First Place)
"Cultural Heritage" by Tang Ping Sun (Outstanding)

Transition: So Far, So Near:
"Convenient West Rail" by Lin Pui Yee (Second Place)
"So Far, So Near" by Suen Oi Ping (Outstanding)

Natural Scenery:
"Scenery of Yuen Long" by Au Chin Ki (Third Place)
"Spectacular View at A Kai Shan and Spring of Nam Sang Wai" by Tsang Hin For (Outstanding)

Festivals and Customs:
"Festival Fun of City" by Tse Ching Chung (Outstanding)
"Tin Hou Festival" by Yick Shing Kaw (Outstanding)

Life and Living:
"Life and Living" by Au Chin Ki (Outstanding)
"Lively Life" by Lin Pui Yee (Outstanding)

Leisure Moments:
"Enjoy the Leisure Time" by Lee Sau Chun (Outstanding)
"Wonderful Holiday" by Lin Pui Yee (Outstanding)

The First Place winner received a $15,000 cash award. Second Place received $12,000 and Third Place $10,000. Winners of Outstanding Awards received $5,000. Each winner was also presented with a certificate.

For more information on the competition and exhibition, please visit the Art Promotion Office (APO's) website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/apo/ or contact the APO's Public Art Team on 3101 2739.


Ends/Friday, May 20, 2005
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