Moments of Peace

In 2021, we would like to make your year different! UNESCO HK Glocal Peace Centre (GPC) encourages you to focus on the moments of peace and tranquility. Participants can capture and share the moments which they feel most peaceful and at ease, and celebrate the different ideas and understandings of how people think of peace.

Challenge yourself to articulate what peace is all about through your photos, and help spread the imagery of peace and let others appreciate peace in the community.

Programme curated by Mr. Wang Wong

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Following Phase 1, the programme is now entering !
(Phase 1 submission will be judged along with phase 2's)

Programme details

Target Participants

Full-time students and public


  1. Contestants can use any photographic equipment, digital cameras or mobile phones for their entries;
  2. Contestants are required to give each of their photos a title and a brief description to express their idea;
  3. Each contestant can submit up to three photos.

Submission specifications

File size
Between 1MB and 5MB
Recommended file format
JPEG / 150 dpi

Guidelines for Contestants

  1. You may submit at most three photos. If you submit more than three photos, the organiser may randomly pick three among the submitted photos as your final entry;
  2. Contestants are required to give each of their photos a title and a brief description to express their ideas;
  3. All entries must be your original work. The organiser reserves the right to disqualify any work with copyright infringement;
  4. The organiser may publish, exhibit the submissions for promotion purpose, without paying copyright fees to the participants;
  5. Winners may be asked to provide higher resolution images to the organiser for publication or display purposes related to the contest;
  6. The organiser reserves the right to modify the contents and rules of the guidelines at any time without prior notice;
  7. Decisions of the judges and organiser are final and binding on all parties concerned.

Judging panel

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Judging criteria
  1. Theme / concept (70%)
  2. Technical (30%)


Participant groups

Participant Group
Public Groupyears old
Student Groupyears old


Award No. of winners Reward
Champion 1 winner each group Certificate and Prize
First Runner-up 1 winner each group
Second Runner-up 1 winner each group
Merit TBD Certificate

Winning works in all categories may be exhibited in the 8th Peacemakers Cultural Celebration.

Sample Photos



Contestants should complete the enrolment form before submitting their work.

Enrol and upload on or before

8 August, 2021
Submission closed


Take photos

Take photos, following the requirements.

Talk & Q&A with Photographers

Already taken some photos? You can talk with experienced photographers for critique, comments, insights or simply for asking questions on photography. Photos intended for review should be submitted THREE days before the talk session.

You can choose to re-submit your entry afterwards.

Tutor (17 Apr)

Vam Y.K. Cheung

An Architectural and Landscape Photographer operating in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising/Illustration and earned the Departmental Award. After assisting in Los Angeles for a year, he moved back to his native Hong Kong and worked in-house as an Architectural Photographer. He founded Y.K. Cheung Photography in San Francisco, focusing on architectural and commercial projects. In 2002, Vam relocated to Orange County where he continued to pursue his career in photography. He relocated again in 2005 to his current location in Los Angeles. As his career became more specialized in Commercial Interiors, his commercial photo projects have won several Design Awards. In recent years, Vam has had the opportunity to share his Fine Art Landscape and Architectural work through various Exhibitions.
Tutor (24 Apr)

LAU Wing-Hong (HongPICs)

Hong is a hobbyist photographer since 1994. He specialises in documentaries, street photography and ruins photography in Hong Kong. His work captures humans, aspects of their daily lives and the dynamics of society. The photos feature recurrent themes of vintage items and reminiscence of the days gone by. In the past decade, Hong has gained online presence through his online page “HongPICs”. Hong and his work have been featured in magazines and newspapers. “The Faded Glory”, his first photography book on abandoned places and buildings in Hong Kong, was introduced in 2020 to advocate heritage conservation work in the city.

Workshop sessions
17 Apr 2021 — English & Chinese
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
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“Turn your photo into a Winner”
24 Apr 2021
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Content: the tutor will discussing with the participants the submitted photos and make improvement on photography together.
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Upload photos

To submit your work

Click the “Submit Photo and Description” button; you will be redirected to an uploading page.

Please upload with your photo(s) a Word (sampleopen_in_new) or text file (sampleopen_in_new) contenting your photo(s) title(s), description(s) and file name(s).

Descriptions of the photo can include the person(s), thing(s), place(s) or city(-ies) featured in the photo, and the peace idea you intend to convey via the photo.

If you encounter any problems while uploading your photo(s), please email us at peace@unesco.hk.

All photos must be submitted on or before

15 August, 2021
Submission closed


Result announcement

The results of the competition will be announced on this website (peace.unesco.org.hk).

Partnering Programme

All these JCI Lion Rock submission photos and the Moments of Peace photo will be included in Phase 2 of the Moments of Peace summer programme competition. Judging will take place in September.

The exhibition result came out with the partnership of our Moments of Peace and JCI Lion Rock’s “17 SDGs Photo Exhibition”. One of our Moments contestants was selected for the exhibition . Her photo along with the other JCI winners are on exhibition currently at the Mills Exhibition Hall and the Central and Sam Sui Po MTR Community Board . Check them out if you are in the area!

Supported by partnering organisation