United Associations of Singapore (UAS) invites you to enter the Life in Singapore Photo Competition. UAS is looking for striking original photos in three categories: People of SG, Cuisines of SG and Places of SG. We’re especially interested in photos demonstrating expat life in Singapore, for example: Expats getting involved in the local community; exploration of Singapore’s cultural diversity; expats assimilating to the Singapore lifestyle, culture and activities.


A panel of judges from UAS will select the top images in each category to be included in the photography book, Singapore: Unity in Diversity which will benefit DaySpring Residential Treatment Centre www.dayspring.org.sg


This competition is open to ALL photographers and benefits a great cause.   


What to Enter:

Original, high resolution, digital photos that fit into one of the three categories: People of SG, Cuisines of SG or Places of SG that ideally show expats getting involved in the local community; exploration of Singapore’s cultural diversity; expats assimilating to the Singapore lifestyle, culture and activities. Photo captions must accompany all submissions and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer.


How to Enter:

Each photo must be submitted via email to the following email address: photos@aasingapore.com. Required information (photo caption, subject, location, name of photographer) must be included in each email.



Entries may be submitted via email. All entries must be made by 11:59pm on August 16, 2013. Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about the photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after November 15, 2013. Winners will be notified by end of November, 2013.


Your Rights:

Your photographs help the charity, DaySpring. Thank you for your support. You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit-including ownership if applicable. You only grant UAS rights (as described in terms and conditions) to your photograph if you are honored by the competition as a winner. Before you are formally honored, UAS will contact you to confirm that you wish to grant us rights to your image as described in terms and conditions.


Terms and Conditions:

Photos: Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color, contrast etc.) will be disqualified. Photos must have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels) to be made available upon request. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion. If you choose to photograph people, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases to UAS upon request. Photos may be submitted in any format including but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints, so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license. You must disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to UAS upon request. All decisions made by the judges are final.


Your Rights: If your photo is formally honored as a winner, you grant UAS a royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity to:


  • Use photo on the internet to support the mission.
  • Use photo in the UAS non-commercial communications
  • Provide your photo to the other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, UAS-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like
  • Use, in connection with the photo contest, your name, country of residence, and home country in promotions and other publications.
  • Keep files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support the mission and be properly credited.


As conditions of this permission, UAS shall credit all photographs with the caption “Copyright Your Name.”