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The WINNERS for Oops! National Day Photographic Contest ONE NATION. FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. ONE COMMON LOVE.

Photography and text by
Jacob Yeo
Oops! Writer
OOPS!
A Singapore Polytechnic publication for students by students
Supported by the Department of Language and Communication, Singapore Polytechnic

 

 

In celebration of Singapore's 42nd birthday, we at Oops! organized a photographic showcase of how Singapore Polytechnic commemorated Singapore's birthday! The showcase, titled 'One Nation. Four different languages. One common love' was open to SP staff and students to vote for their favourite National Day Photo and state in 40 words or less why they thought so. 8 photographs of joyful faces of performers and participants at the SP National Day celebration ceremony were posted for voting. We received many meaningful entries and chose, with great difficulty, the winners!

Student Category

Winning Entries

The winning entry goes to Ms Cheryl Tan, admin no. 0729303. She chose the photo 'I will help you FLY!' and states the following about her choice:

"This photo deserves to win as the little girl in the photo shows how happy it is to be a Singaporean and the cheerfulness in her face is the feelings of how Singaporeans all around Singapore felt when we celebrate our country's National day."

The second winning entry goes to Mr Victor Ong Yong Jen, admin no. 0652155. He chose 'BARIS, SEDIA! Stop laughing!' and states the following about his choice:

"It is a strikingly candid shot of the people who train in defence of our nation. It is extremely satisfying to see them shed their seriousness for the spontaneous laughter. Most of the spectators did not see this scene."

They each win a 2D1N Costa Sands voucher and SGD$100 Singtel voucher.
   

Consolation

Two consolation winners are:

  • Mr Sim Wee Cheng, admin no. 0650252 and
  • Miss Siti Nurhafizah Mohd Solhin, admin no. 0649506.

They each win an SGD$15 Isetan voucher.

 

Staff Category

Winning Entries

The winning entry goes to Ms Ng Siew Lan, from the School of MM. She chose the photo 'I will help you FLY!' and composed a beautiful poem for her choice:

"A little heart
Has a little wish
To see a flying flag
Each little blow
Gives a little hope
To help fly the flag
For a flying flag
Is a happy flag
Full of energy
Full of joy"

The second winning entry goes to Mr Jolyon Caplin, from the School of EEE. He chose 'Follow the leader!' and composed the following poem for his choice:

"Think and smile, turn and gaze...
Singapore has sunny days
Another year, now forty-two.
Reflecting all for you and me.
The happy scene this picture portrays,
Of early and a later phase,
All involved have lots to do...
Work and play to pull us through."

They each win a 2D1N Costa Sands voucher and an SGD$50 Isetan voucher.
   

Consolation

Two consolation winners are:

  • Ms Olivia Koh from the School of Business and
  • Mr Kong Ling Teck from the School of CLS.

They each win an SGD$15 Isetan voucher.

 

This may signal the end of this showcase of Singapore 42nd birthday celebrations, but I am sure that the spirit of us Singaporeans would continue to make us uniquely SINGAPOREAN!

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!
Please email Fairuz S A Rahman at [email protected] regarding your collection of prizes.

Note: All entries have been published in its original form to maintain the authenticity of the writers' work.

 

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