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Into its second year, the awards, organised by the World Marketing Group, aim to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation among the young.
It is open to primary and secondary school students.
Kim's winning entry featured leaves framed against the sky, with light filtering in through holes that were made by insects which fed on the plants.
She submitted the entry because it brought out the interdependent relationship between plants and animals.
The win wasunexpected for her.
"I thought I would get an award for 11-15 age category at most. I was so nervous and shaking when I went up to collect my prize at the end."
Kim won a DSLR camera, a photography workshop and a one-year National Geographic subscription.
There were four other winners for the photography and journalistic categories in both the 7-10 and 11-15 age groups.
Originally from Cambodia, Kim has been studying in Singapore for three years and is passionate about art and environmental issues.
She first learnt about deforestation from the news and her father back home.
"I liked the forests, rivers and tourist attractions in Cambodia, but it is quite sad that the government is cutting down trees, and some of them are dying."
She wants to be an architect and likes to draw anything from houses to cars, "especially Lamborghinis".
This article was first published in The New Paper.