Co-op Hot Shots photography competition opens

The apex body for Singapore’s co-ops hosts the contest every year to capture meaningful moments in communities

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) has launched a photography competition to showcase stories of co-operation. SNCF runs Co-op Hot Shots every year, awarding cash prizes to winners for capturing meaningful moments in their communities.

In its sixth edition, the contest asks photography enthusiasts to share a visual story of the co-operative values such as self-help, equality and mutual help. This year’s theme is Building and Caring and Inclusive Society.

“Whether your passion is towards the elderly such as providing holistic care and promoting active ageing, or towards the youths such as equipping them with life skills, or your passion in helping yourself and others to achieve financial independence – as long as your passion contributes to build a caring and inclusive society, we want your story,” reads a statement on SNCF’s website.

Pictures must be accompanied by a short caption of less than 50 words. SNCF will award prizes in three different categories: International for participants residing overseas, Local Open for locals and Youth for young people aged 35 and below.

For international and local participants first prizes will award SGD $1,000, while runners up and those coming third will receive SGD $500 and SGD $250 respectively. Young people will get SGD $600 for first prize, SGD $300 for second prize and SGD $150 for third prize.

The entries will be judged by Mindy Tan, a well known Singapore Street Photographer; Calvin Ng, chair of SAFRA Photographic Club; and Dolly Goh, chief executive of SNCF.

  • SNCF is the apex body of Singapore’s co-operative movement, representing 99% of its one million co-operative members. The contest is open until 30 October 2017. For more information visit SNCF’s website.
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