Category Archives: Photo Projects

This category recognizes excellence in the presentation of projects based on original still-photos. It may include ambient sound, and character interviews and reporter-driven narratives. Entries are judged on photo quality, editing, interface usability and the partnership in storytelling between photographs and narrative sources. Submit the primary URL.

Haiti Photo Essay

Reporter Kimberly Wilson and photographer Bruce Ely scrambled into Haiti just days after a magnitude 7.0 quake struck the island nation Jan. 12. They followed international relief efforts and talked to many people from the Pacific Northwest with an interest there. They returned in December to see how the country has fared nearly a year after the disaster.

Entry Link: http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2010/12/haiti_photo_essay.html

This post was submitted by mfriesen.

Ling Ling’s Show

The Chinese believe that the gates of Hell are open during the seventh lunar month in August, and spirits roam the earth for 30 days. During this time, Singapore’s heartlands come alive with song and dance performances known as getai, to entertain both humans and spirits. Liu Ling Ling, 47, has been a getai singer for 35 years. And she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Photography and audio: Wang Hui Fen
Produced by: Samuel He, Lim Wui Liang
Release date: September 4, 2010
Copyright The Straits Times 2010

Judges please note: The entry form does not accept our pop-up link at –

http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/popup/ttl_popup_potd.html?id=9&path=LingLingsShow_7582&type=multimedia#

Alternatively, please click (right arrow button) through the multimedia carousel three times and you will find Ling Ling’s Show. An opening shot of the multimedia piece is attached for your search and verification.

17424960 – 04_09_2010 – pixgetai.jpg (550 KB)

This post was submitted by Kevin Lim.

Ling Ling’s Show

The Chinese believe that the gates of Hell are open during the seventh lunar month in August, and spirits roam the earth for 30 days. During this time, Singapore’s heartlands come alive with song and dance performances known as getai, to entertain both human audience and spirits. Liu Ling Ling, 47, has been a getai singer for 35 years. And she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Photography and audio: Wang Hui Fen
Produced by: Samuel He, Lim Wui Liang
Release date: September 4, 2010
Copyright The Straits Times 2010

Judges please note that the “Entry Link” does not accept our pop-up url of http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/popup/ttl_popup_potd.html?id=9&path=LingLingsShow_7582&type=multimedia#

As an alternative, we ran our lengthy link through http://bit.ly/ to generate a shorter and acceptable version.

http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/multimedia.html (click the right-arrow button on the multimedia carousel three times to find “Ling Ling’s Show. The opening shot is attached for verification)

17424960 – 04_09_2010 – pixgetai.jpg (550 KB)

This post was submitted by Kevin Lim.

War Memories

Every year on the second Sunday of November, countries around the world hold memorial services to pay tribute to all who have given their lives during the war.

Known as Remembrance Day, the date marks the end of World War I on 11 November 1918.

In 2010, a group of 24, consisting of war veterans and their families, travelled from Britain under the Heroes Return 2 programme, funded by United Kingdom’s Big Lottery Fund. Amongst them were Don Lea and Victor Longhurst, former British servicemen who were returning to Singapore, for the first time since the war.

Photography and audio: Caroline Chia

Produced by:
Desmond Lim
Caroline Chia
Samuel He
Lim Wui Liang

Release date: Nov. 15, 2010
Copyright The Straits Times 2010

Judges please note that the “Entry Link” does not accept our pop-up url of
http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/popup/ttl_popup_potd.html?id=3&path=WarMemories_7838&type=multimedia#

As an alternative, we ran our lengthy link through http://bit.ly/ to generate a shorter and acceptable version.

http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/multimedia.html (click the right-arrow button on the
multimedia carousel one time to find “War Memories”. The opening shot is attached and uploaded for verification)

Reference of the error prompt:
The URL “http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/popup/ttl_popup_potd.html?id=3&path=WarMemories_7838&type=multimedia#” for Entry Link does not look correct.

18208599 – 15_11_2010 – pixwar15.jpg (476 KB)

This post was submitted by Kevin Lim.

Second Try

Nicholas Yap, 17, is a Normal (Academic) student from Si Ling Secondary School.

He had to retake his GCE “N” Level examinations this year because he did not score well enough last year to be promoted to Secondary 5.

Then, he scored an aggregate of 21 points for his English, Mathematics, and three other subjects. He needs 19 points or less to progress to Secondary 5 where he can then take his GCE “O” Levels.

On December 17, 2010, he got his results again.

Audio:
Lim Wui Liang

Photographed and produced by:
Lim Wui Liang
Samuel He

Release date: Dec. 18, 2010
Copyright The Straits Times 2010

Judges please note that the “Entry Link” does not accept our pop-up url of
http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/popup/ttl_popup_potd.html?id=2&path=SecondTry_7967&type=multimedia#

As an alternative, we ran our lengthy link through http://bit.ly/ to generate a shorter and acceptable version.

http://www.straitstimes.com/ttl/multimedia.html (You can also find “Second Try” in the multimedia carousel. The opening shot is attached and uploaded for verification)

18560446 – 18_12_2010 – lwlnicholas.jpg (594 KB)

This post was submitted by Kevin Lim.