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'Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands' Photography Competition 2018

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What is your idea of a lively and vibrant neighbourhood?

Is it the children having fun at the playground, neighbours mingling at the void deck, or families enjoying the shared spaces within their HDB estate?

Share with us your snapshots of a lively and vibrant neighbourhood and stand to win attractive prizes!

How to Participate

From 1 February to 31 March 2018, submit photos that capture heart-warming stories of community ties in the heartlands to our Open and Instagram categories. Photos should reflect this year’s theme, ‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’.

Winning photos will be exhibited at HDB Community Week 2018 in May.

Open Category Send your photo(s) to with a caption (<40 words), your full name, contact details, and postal code.
Instagram Category Post your photo(s), tag our account @LIFEPhotoComp and hashtag #LIFEPhotoComp2018. For private IG account, please follow @LIFEPhotoComp and accept our ‘Follow’ request.

Click to view competition details and read the Terms and Conditions for the ‘Celebrating LIFE in the Heartlands’ Photography Competition 2018.


Participants of the ‘Open’ and ‘Instagram’ category stand to win prizes worth up to $2,500 and $500 respectively.


Photography Workshops and Walks

Come join our workshops and walks to pick up photography tips from professional photographers, and meet fellow photography enthusiasts!

Registration is on a first-come-first served basis, and the first 30 sign-ups will receive a souvenir.

To register, please email to, indicating your name, contact number, and the workshop session that you would like to attend. Successful participants will receive a confirmation email.

Session Date  Workshop Venue
1 10 February 2018,
10:00am to 11:00am
Art of Portraiture Photography
Participants will learn the basics of photo-taking and handling of cameras and lenses. They will also learn how to take portraiture images.
Woodlands Town Garden
2 24 February 2018,
10:00am to 11:00am
Smartphone and Natural Light Photography
Participants will learn how to use a smartphone camera to take professional images outdoors.
3 10 March 2018,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Streets of Our Nation
Participants will learn about street style photography, and how to use frames and lines in photo-taking. They will also learn how to convey their messages using the images they have taken.
Our Tampines Hub
4 17 March 2018, Saturday,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hypebeast - Your own terms
Participants will learn about the ‘Instagram-famous Hypebeast’ photography style. They will learn the tricks of producing ‘Hypebeast’-style images using their smartphone cameras.

Past Winning Entries

Take a look at the winning entries from our past photography competitions!