WASTE. WMA Masters Award 2014/2015. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

The WYNG Masters Award Commission (WMA Commission) launches a final call for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new photo-based work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of WASTE. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.
A three-member Selection Panel will choose the WMA Commission recipient, who will be awarded a HKD$250,000 grant that will contribute towards production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work. Recognised as an issue of critical importance to Hong Kong, WASTE is the nominated theme for the 2014/15 grant.
The newly-designated WMA Commission (formerly the WYNG Masters Award Project) better reflects the diverse and multidimensional nature of the WMA programme which has evolved in recent years to include the grant, the WYNG Masters Award, a series of professional development workshops, a talks programme and student engagement projects. The mission of the WYNG Masters Award, and its related activities, is to stimulate discussion and encourage the development of social responsibility in Hong Kong. Collectively, they aim to support and encourage the evolution of photography as an art form in the territory, while at the same time using the medium to consider and discuss pressing social issues.
The WMA Commission is open to experienced and professional photographers and visual artists who reside and practice anywhere in the world. The entry deadline is January 31, 2015. A shortlist chosen by the selection panel will interviewed in March 2015, with the grant recipient named soon after. The Selection Panel includes: Fung Ho Yin, Associate Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dr. Charles Merewether, Visiting Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and member of Commissioning Panel for Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion 2015; and a trustee from the WYNG Foundation.
For more information on the application process and grant details, please visit

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