According to a University of Hong Kong study, air pollution has led to more than 3,000 premature deaths, more than 20,000 daily doctors' visits and a loss of HK$39 billion a year. If you are concerned about Hong Kong's air quality, make your voice heard by voting for your favourite photographs from the WMA Open Photo Contest. The pictures were taken by 31 finalists, under the theme "air".
The competition, part of the WYNG Foundation's WYNG Media Initiative, aims to raise public awareness about key issues facing our city.
All the photos from the WMA competition are kept in a photo library and are available for educational use as long as they are properly credited. They will also be part of a photographic history of contemporary Hong Kong.
The vote is open to all until August 31. First, second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of HK$20,000, HK$10,000 and HK$5,000, respectively. Voters for the winners are eligible to enter a lucky draw for a chance to win some mystery prizes. Visit their website
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