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WMA Students – LIGHT Call for Submissions

The WYNG Philomathia Student Essay Contest, also known as WMA Student, aims to help students from local secondary schools develop a greater awareness towards social issues by encouraging them to submit short essays based on the themed works of WMA Masters winners and finalists. These photographic works serve as a springboard for young writers to express their views towards social issues tied to the cycle’s given theme. With this objective in mind, the contest’s finalists will be invited to the WMA annual exhibition to explore the theme with other WMA awards’ participants.



  • WYNG Foundation
  • Philomathia Foundation
  • Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge


Submission & selection

This contest is open to all fourth and fifth formers from local secondary schools. Students need to pick a photo, photos, or a series of photos, by either the winner or a finalist of the WMA Masters – Light and write an essay in no more than 1,000 English words on the theme, ‘Light’. Submission has to be made individually via the dedicated platform. Full list of photos can be viewed here.



Winners will be entitled a weeklong, all-expenses paid trip to the UK, which includes staying at the Trinity Hall with an experience of college life, visiting the facilities, attending sample lectures, being supervised by college scholars and also getting an opportunity to visit London. Flights, accommodation, meals and incidentals will be provided. Finalists will be offered an opportunity to attend Cambridge Summer School in Hong Kong.


For further details of the contest, please refer to our website.