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CDL Singapore Young Photographer Award is open to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents residing in Singapore. Participants are required to submit photographs that adheres to the 2020 Award theme ZERO. Entry to competition is free and all works are to be submitted via Each participant can submit up to 5 bodies of work. Participants can submit to two main categories:

Junior – between 13 and 18 years old

Youth – between 19 and 25 years old*

*For those 25 years old turning 26 in 2020, only eligible to those whose birthdate falls before 30 September 2020.

Please ensure you have all the following items for each online submission:

A maximum of 5 bodies/series of work
Each body of work should have a minimum of 5 images and a maximum of 20 images.
Colour/monochrome images in RGB jpeg format
Each image compressed to meet following requirements:

  • Minimum 1600 pixels on the longest side
  • Maximum file size of 2MB

Theme title and description are mandatory
Photo title and caption for each image

Rules and Regulations:

  • Photographs can be shot in or outside Singapore
  • Devices that can be used: Film/Digital camera/Phone Camera
  • Images taken with a phone camera should have a minimum of 12 megapixels resolution

Click here to read the full set of Rules and Regulations.

Submission deadline is 30 September 2020, 11:59pm
(Singapore Time, UTC/GMT +8)


All SYPA winning works will be featured as a digital showcase during the Singapore International Photography Festival 2020.

2 Main categories – Youth and Junior
1 Grand Prize and 2 Merit Prizes for each category

Category Trophy Camera Cash
Youth (19-25 years old)
First Prize 1 Canon EOS RP $3,000
Merit 1 $1,500
Merit 1 $1,500
Junior (13-18 years old)
First Prize 1 Canon EOS M6 Mark II and lens $2,000
Merit 1 $1,000
Merit 1 $1,000


– PhotoDialgue 1 (13 June 2pm-4pm)
– PhotoVenture 1 (27 June)

July (Eco-Weekend)
– PhotoDialogue 2
– PhotoVenture 2
– Bazzar (by Really Really Free Market)

– Photodialgue 3
– PhotoVenture 3

30 Sep: Open Call Deadline

Oct: Evaluation of submissions by Jury Panel

13 Nov: Award Ceremony at Singapore International Photography Festival 2020 Opening

14 Nov – 31 Dec: Digital Showcase at DECK