Posts Tagged ‘contest’

World Backup Day: Join Twitter Party to learn about backup & win prizes!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Have you done your backup recently? There’s no time like NOW!

Join the Twitter Party on #AcronisWBD at 4pm today to learn about backup and win prizes!

Established in 2011, World Backup Day serves to remind people the importance of protecting their data.

So backup now by making a copy of your data so you won’t lose it in case something happens to your computer.

So even if you’re hit by a virus, hardware failure, natural disaster, or anything else, you can restore your system from a reliable backup.

Here are three ways you can backup your data.

  1. External media. There is a wide variety of external storage media you can choose, including USB drives, external hard drives, DVDs and more.
  2. Cloud storage. Your internet connection means there are many cloud storage services available to you. Some are free, some you pay for.
  3. Network drives. If your computer is on a local area network (LAN), you can backup to a network folder or network attached storage (NAS) device.

POTD: Hands grasping light (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Byron Moray Pittendrigh, 2nd runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

2nd Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Byron Moray Pittendrigh.

A very atmospheric shot – many hands grasping at a light source.

An apt illustration for an alien movie, or “The X-Files”.

Really love the lighting!

POTD: Window (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Wee Keng Hor, 1st runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

1st Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Wee Keng Hor.

This photo is really interesting.

“Those curious eyes just adds to the frame!!” says @artbyradha (artist) via Instagram.

The window serves as a picture frame so it looks like “there’s a picture within a picture”.

And to the people in the photo, the photographer is also a picture within a picture.

The window serves as the picture frame from both sides.

POTD: Ghostly portrait (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”, for the third theme.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Nicholas’ submission for Theme 3 – the last of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

The third and final theme for Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 was: #NoFilter + #NewPerspective + #SPACE.

So it’s quite open to interpretation!

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Queue for snacks (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”, for the second theme “Kyosei”.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Nicholas’ submission for Theme 2: Kyosei – the second of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

Kyosei is what Canon states as its corporate philosophy – living and working together for the common good.

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Double vision (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

The photo is also the top photo for Theme 1: Vision in Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 for the Student Category..

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Jogger on the bridge (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Black and white shot of a jogger running on a bridge leading to the Singapore Sports Hub. Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Mark’s submission for Theme 3 in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

Guess who was the jogger in this photo?

It’s none other than the photographer himself!

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he frequently went to that bridge to take photos – so when the third theme was announced, he immediately formed this image in his mind.

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POTD: Worker examining grocery (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Photo of the Day: Atmospheric monochrome shot of a worker examining grocery stock in the warehouse of a grocery store. Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Mark’s submission for Theme 2: Kyosei – the second of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he originally wanted to take a photo inside a temple with people in it.

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POTD: Singapore Flyer in the Eye (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision, the first of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he decided to go to the Singapore Flyer because it was one of the famous icons here.

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Event: Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore 2016 & Results

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

The annual photography competition takes place today on Saturday, 19 November, 2016 at the Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401-402.

Update (end of 19 November, 2016):

The results of the Canon PhotoMarathon has been released.

The winners are listed below.

I will be posting the winners' photos on Instagram over the next few days to share with everyone the quality photos that came out of this competition.

I will be posting the winners’ photos on Instagram over the next few days to share with everyone the quality photos that came out of this competition.

List of Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winners

BEST OF SHOW – STUDENT
Tan Jiale Nicholas, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

BEST OF SHOW – OPEN
Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan

SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNER
ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)

THEME 1 : VISION

STUDENT CATEGORY
1ST Tan Jiale Nicholas, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC
2ND Nicolas Chua, ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)
3RD Chew Ying Xuan Carina, PEI HWA SECONDARY SCHOOL

OPEN CATEGORY
1ST Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan
2ND Wee Keng Hor
3RD Byron Moray Pittendrigh

THEME 2: KYOSEI

STUDENT CATEGORY
1ST Wan Aniqah Mahirah, QUEENSWAY SECONDARY SCHOOL
2ND Yang Sze Yuan Ivan, NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
3RD Ng Jia Ching, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

OPEN CATEGORY
1ST Ng Clarence
2ND Bacalso Nino Jim Apit
3RD Nazri Bin Bajuri

CANON CHALLENGE WINNER (only Canon users qualify)
LI JIAXUAN

THEME 3: #NoFilter + #NewPerspective + #SPACE

STUDENT CATEGORY
1ST Emmanuel Benedict, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
2ND Tan Yan Sheng Shawnn, ANGLO-CHINESE JUNIOR COLLEGE
3RD Ng Jun Ying, HWA CHONG INSTITUTION

OPEN CATEGORY
1ST Soong Yi Wei Noel
2ND Lim Tee Lip
3RD Heppi Wasyeri

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