Judging of the mission photo competition. Photo by Lynette Loh

SINGAPORE – The Mission Photography Competition 2010, organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (AMCA), has come to a close.

Ms Irene Tan, a lay itinerant missionary, won the first prize of $500 for her photograph of children being introduced to the Bible. The photograph was taken in China and is entitled “Go, bring the Good News to every village.

There were two entries who tied for second place, each winning $300. Submitted by lay missionary Marina Pereira, one of the entries were of a bus specially adapted to transport the wheelchair-bound in Thailand. Marina entitled her picture “Helping the Handicapped integrate into society.”

The other joint-second-place winner was Mr Miguel Manuzon, whose picture depicted a class of elderly being introduced to Gospel stories. Miguel, who also assists in this class, entitled his picture, “JESUS a heart can speak any dialect”.

Eight other pictures were each awarded a consolation prize of $100.

The criteria for judging were firstly, the missionary activity depicted in the photograph; secondly, the quality and composition of the picture; and finally, the photo caption.

The judging took place at the ACMA office on 22 August 2010. The judges were Ms Diana Koh (left), Fr Kenson Koh, ACMA’s Chairman (centre) and Thomas Yeo (ACMA Secretary).

An exhibition of all the prize-winning pictures will be on display at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Siglap Hill, from 17 to 24 October, 2010, in conjunction with World Mission Sunday 2010 celebrations. His Grace, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, will present the prizes to the first three winners at the World Mission Sunday Mass, 6pm, Oct 24 at OLPS Church.

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