The judging panel of ‘Your PARKROYAL on Pickering Photo Connection’ have announced the winners of the photo competition, launched in 2012 to celebrate the opening of the iconic hotel. The top accolade has been given to 38-year old freelance creative designer Jeff Lee Chan Wai. He will be the lucky recipient of the grand prize of a five-day, four-night trip for two, inclusive of flights from Singapore to Shanghai and accommodation at the upcoming PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Green City, Shanghai (opening mid-2013).
The three-month photo competition which ran from December 2012 to February 2013 received more than 300 entries. Each entry had to capture the photographer’s connection with PARKROYAL on Pickering and was accompanied by a 100-word description of the inspiration behind the image. These were later shortlisted and judged according to their creative element and relevance to the theme by our panel of three judges; supermodel, FLY Entertainment artist and eco-activist Nadya Hutagalung; photographer, Justin Ng and Microsoft’s Southeast Asia Photo Editor, Lim Wui Liang.
We will now leave you to enjoy the Top 10 winning entries -a collection of abstract, nature-inspired and stunning moments captured at Singapore’s first hotel-in-a-garden!
|Position 1 - Jeff Lee
"It is a refreshing change to see a stylish hotel consists of unique symmetry of shapes and lines with beautiful mirrored surface in the heart of Chinatown. The incorporation of nature and the infinity pool really give us the sense of relaxation and freedom amidst the fast paced city life. This image of mine captured a passing pigeon with the cage-like gazebo at the infinity pool, illustrating the freedom we experienced when staying at PARKROYAL on Pickering."
| Position 2 - Rob Witworth
"The trees and sky provide a beautiful frame emphasising the natural feel of the PARKROYAL. The evening light juxtaposes the buildings modern exterior and warm tungsten lighting with the setting sun and trees again highlighting its natural and organic elements."
|Position 3 - Chow Kian Yew
"This is my own take of the abstract design - it looks like a cross between a cage, an opening of the roof and the sun."
|Position 4 - Max Ooi
"One day while walking towards Pickering Street, I saw this beautiful green building which I feel will be one of the best looking hotels in Singapore. I told myself that I have to come back and shoot it and I am glad I did. My submission is actually a 69-image-in-one panorama photo of PARKROYAL on Pickering."
| Position 5 - Yap Ching Wee
"3D Reflections from the water, glass walls and shadows on the ceiling. PARKROYAL on Pickering not only gives you a place to stay but it is a place where you can reflect on yourself and how other looks at you."
| Position 6 - David Wirawan
"The contours and layers of this futuristic hotel make it resemble that of a spaceship. The design of this hotel is truly different and interesting to be seen and observed from various angles."
| Position 7 - Yu Shi
"The curvy lines of the new PARKROYAL on Pickering are infused with allure and relaxation."
| Position 8 - Madrasmail Kajan
| Position 9 - Michael Francis Sarrosa Quiatchon
"What inspired me to take this picture is the unique architectural design of the hotel and the cosy greenery that surrounds the building. It reminds me of my homeland Philippines famous attraction the Banawe Rice Terraces and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Very eco-friendly."
| Position 10 - Wong Ah Kow
"A wonderful juxtaposition of swimming pool with blue skies and the iconic cage-like feature".