SINGAPORE - On the last night of 2011, 12-year-old Royce Chan stood alone in the dark, candle in hand and head full of hopes for the new year.
Amid the many pictures of countdown parties, feasting and revelry submitted to Stomp's Party Time contest, the student's thoughtful entry was a breath of fresh air.
The photo was composed by his cousin, Edwin Tan, 27.
He explained the message behind the photograph. He said: "While most people would be out celebrating New Year's Eve with family and friends, those less fortunate might not have the chance.
"So, we hit upon the idea of getting Royce to close his eyes and make a wish for the New Year, and for the less fortunate."
The picture earns him the top spot in the Stomp contest. He wins an 80GB iPod Classic.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old polytechnic student Cheryl Lee took second place, with her photo of her best friends and her on a night out in town on New Year's Eve.
In contrast, part-time tutor Jamie Goh, 23, spent the day in a more unusual fashion - running long distance with fellow running enthusiasts at Changi Beach. She came in third in the contest.
Cheryl wins an Altec Lansing speaker system, while Jamie receives a Logitech Webcam.
Elsewhere in Singapore on New Year's Eve, the mood was nothing short of exuberant as party goers geared up to usher in 2012 with a bang.
From the groovy Siloso Beach Countdown Party to the glitzy celebration at St James Power Station, Club Stomp's roving photographers were in the thick of the action, bringing you coverage from party hot spots across the island.
Thousands of new photographs from New Year's Eve and Christmas parties have bolstered Club Stomp's photo galleries this festive season, making it truly Singapore's most comprehensive collection of party pictures.
And, while you're browsing our galleries, don't forget to sign up for a free Club Stomp membership card, to take advantage of the great deals and exclusive dining opportunities.
Over 4,000 members have already signed up, so join us today and you'll never have a dull weekend again.
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