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‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’ Photo Competition 2016

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photo Competition 2016

Other than vibrant neighbourhoods, the friendships and ties forged with our neighbours are what make living in the heartlands endearing.

The theme for ‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’ Photography Competition 2016 is ‘friendly faces, lively places’. Participants could submit entries for the Open and Instagram category.

Read the Terms and Conditions for ‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’ Photography Competition 2016.

View the past winning entries.

Winning Entries

View the winning shots that highlight the distinctive character of HDB towns as well as memories formed in the heartlands.

Open Category

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, First Prize
First Prize
"Stories Across Storeys" by Hang Loo Ming

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, First Prize

First Prize
"Stories Across Storeys" by Hang Loo Ming

Take a closer look at the lively happenings along the corridors of our HDB blocks. During Chinese New Year, the lion dance troupe livens up and adds colours to the whole neighbourhood. 

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Second Prize
Second Prize
"A Sweet Deal" by Ng Kah Soon

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Second Prize

Second Prize
"A Sweet Deal" by Ng Kah Soon

Heartlanders can find great deals in their neighbourhood. Fruits are being sold low prices whenever they are in season at the popular Chong Pang Market.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Third Prize
Third Prize
"Children Foam Party" by Tan Choon Lai

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Third Prize

Third Prize
"Children Foam Party" by Tan Choon Lai

Children are making friends and having a fun time together with the foam regardless of their race, language or religion.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Picking the Bride" by Chua Boon Ping

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Picking the Bride" by Chua Boon Ping

The groom and his "brothers" are getting pumped up prior to fetching the bride.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Reflections of Phoenixes" by Koh Meng Hua

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Reflections of Phoenixes" by Koh Meng Hua

The water catches the vibrant reflections of Chingay participants crossing a stream.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Heartland Warriors" by Suhaimi Abdullah

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Heartland Warriors" by Suhaimi Abdullah

A boy shows off his “kung-fu” move during a friendly game of soccer.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"An ‘Oar-some’ Ride" by Tanner Luk

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"An ‘Oar-some’ Ride" by Tanner Luk

Kayaking has become more accessible with the new Punggol Waterway.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Fruits of Labour" by Chin Boon Lian

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Fruits of Labour" by Chin Boon Lian

Residents beaming with joy at having gathered a hearty harvest at the community garden.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Take it to the Sky" by Ong Yi Chao

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Take it to the Sky" by Ong Yi Chao

It is a precious moment for this family as they conduct kite-flying in the lush open fields.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Simple Pleasure" by Wang Guohui

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Simple Pleasure" by Wang Guohui

A girl dances amidst floating bubbles.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Brighter Singapore" by Joseph Goh Meng Huat

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Brighter Singapore" by Joseph Goh Meng Huat

The sky lights up with a beautiful fireworks display during Chingay @ Heartlands.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Chirps and Chatter" by Tan Ai Lian

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Chirps and Chatter" by Tan Ai Lian

Visiting the bird-singing corner is a treasured weekly ritual for the bird lovers.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Leap of Joy" by Ahmad Iskandar

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Leap of Joy" by Ahmad Iskandar

Fun and laughter for these children start at a playground!

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, People's Choice Award
People’s Choice Award
"Friends at Park" by Chan Wai Meng

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Open Category, People's Choice Award

People’s Choice Award
"Friends at Park" by Chan Wai Meng

Keeping fit is easy when you exercise with friendly neighbours.

Instagram Category

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, First Prize
First Prize
"Tai Chi Masters" by Chan Wai Meng

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, First Prize

First Prize
"Tai Chi Masters" by Chan Wai Meng

Like a martial arts movie scene set against the backdrop of HDB flats - regular Tai Chi sessions allow residents to build their fitness levels and communal bonds with their neighbours.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Second Prize
Second Prize
"Heart of the Park" by Chen Wen Yun

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Second Prize

Second Prize
"Heart of the Park" by Chen Wen Yun

Heartlanders from all walks of life gather at this community park every morning without fail. They are the ‘stars’ that brings life to this place.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Third Prize
Third Prize
"Sharing a Moment" by Kirthana D/O Ganeson

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Third Prize

Third Prize
"Sharing a Moment" by Kirthana D/O Ganeson

The void deck is a treasure trove of fond memories shared by residents, such as this adorable couple from Ang Mo Kio.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"The Wedding Gatecrash" by Loh Ming Jie

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"The Wedding Gatecrash" by Loh Ming Jie

The Chinese traditional activity of the ‘wedding gatecrash’ is held at the void deck of the bride’s home. 

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Poking Fun" by Seow Swee Meng

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Poking Fun" by Seow Swee Meng

A girl balances a bubble along an HDB corridor.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Glorious and Bright" by Richard Torres

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Glorious and Bright" by Richard Torres

The fireworks are a celebration to mark a greater and better future for Singapore.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Heartland Melodies" by Rushdi Bin Jamari

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Heartland Melodies" by Rushdi Bin Jamari

Every unit in the block has its lead character, a story and a melody.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"A Golden Glow" by Mohamad Hafiz Bin Sulaiman

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"A Golden Glow" by Mohamad Hafiz Bin Sulaiman

The sun sets on the blocks and bathes them in a golden hue.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Flying Without Wings" by Ahmad Iskandar

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Flying Without Wings" by Ahmad Iskandar

Residents perform their workout in orderly and neat rows.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Old is Gold" by Wong Chek Poh

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Old is Gold" by Wong Chek Poh

The dragon playground has brought joy to different generations of residents.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Family Bonding" by Tan Song Ya

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize

"Family Bonding" by Tan Song Ya

A family does their stretching routine before cycling.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"New Coat" by Lee Yan Shen

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"New Coat" by Lee Yan Shen

An HDB apartment block gets beautified with a fresh coat of paint.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize
Merit Prize
"Reflections" by Teo Kin Hee

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, Merit Prize

Merit Prize
"Reflections" by Teo Kin Hee

A puddle catches the reflection of the flats and its vibrant colours.

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, People’s Choice Award
People’s Choice Award
"Sunset" by Corina Chan Kit Ling

Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands Photography Competition 2016, Instagram Category, People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award
"Sunset" by Corina Chan Kit Ling

A cozy evening glow lights up the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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