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2015 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries

Photographers alert! 2015 Sony World Photography Awards is back and they are now open for entries! Organised by World Photography Organisation,  it is open to professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world and they can enter their best work for free at www.worldphoto.org. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest cutting edge digital imaging equipment from Sony. Overall winners will be announced at a gala ceremony held in London on 23 April 2015.

2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Since its launch in 2007, over 700,000 images from 230 countries have been submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards. Seeking the very best in international contemporary photography, the awards have established themselves as one of the world’s leading photography competitions. The most recent winner of the L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title is American photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for her series ‘Shane and Maggie’a powerful and intimate examination of domestic violence as a process.

As part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the Singapore National Award will honour the best image taken by a local photographer entering into any of the ten Open categories of the competition. The accolade last year went to children’s book illustrator Chin Boon Leng, who submitted an image of a baby orang-utan peeking out from its mother’s embrace.

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‘What are you staring at?’ by Chin Boon Leng, winner of the 2014 Singapore National Award

The winner of the 2015 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title and the Open Photographer of the Year will both receive cash prizes. All category winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, and the Student Focus winner will receive a range of new, cutting edge Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her university. Winning and shortlisted photographs will also be published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London.

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards include the following competitions:

  • Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work.
  • Open – 10 categories judged on a single image.
  • Youth – three categories for photographers under 20. Judged on a single image.
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30.

The Open and Youth competitions will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 5 January 2015 with the exception of the Professional competition, which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 8 January 2015. A list of categories can be found in the notes to editors.

The brief for the 2015 Student Focus competition is to shoot a single image that symbolises contemporary consumer culture. The image can be sensationalist or low-key but it must be something the photographer feels is a reflection of today’s society. Entries to the Student Focus competition close on 6 December 2014.

The key dates for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards are:

  • 6 December 2014 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 5 January 2015 – Open and Youth competition close
  • 8 January 2015 – Professional competition closes
  • 10 February 2015 – Shortlist for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions revealed
  • 17 March 2015 – Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient announced
  • 31 March 2015 – Open and Youth winners revealed
  • 23 April 2015 – L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year plus Professional category winners and Open, Youth and Student Focus Photographers of the Year revealed at gala ceremony held in London
  • 24 April – 10 May 2015 – 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org.

I had been sharing on Sony World Photography Awards information and winners for 2013 and 2014. Personally, I am looking forward to challenge myself and my level of photography by participating in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards and let’s see how far and good I can achieve and improve on my photography! Do participate in the upcoming the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards too!

* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

2014 Sony World Photography Award Winners

The winners for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today by the World Photography Organisation.

Selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world, the achievement of each of the winners from across the three competitions is extraordinary – both in terms of the number of photographs they have been chosen from but also that the photographers themselves are not professionals, but individuals who are passionate about photography, enthusiasts and amateurs.

Under the Staircase

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Architecture © Holger Schmidtke, Germany

Rodeo

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Arts and Culture © Valerie Prudon, Australia

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Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Enhanced © Kylli Sparre, Estonia

All three competitions were judged on a single shot and prizes range from the latest Sony digital imaging equipment to trips to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April.  The ten Open winners will also compete for a $5,000 (USD) prize and the Overall Open Photographer of the Year title.

First Snow

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Low Light © Vlad Eftenie, Romania

The Cold Pony

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife © Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands

 

Starry Lighthouse

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Panoramic © Ivan Pedretti, Italy

All the winning photographers can also enjoy the international exposure and recognition brought to them and their image by the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

OPEN COMPETITION

Open to all photography enthusiasts, the jury, chaired by Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, IPC Photo, UK, selected ten category winners who are:

  • Architecture – Holger Schmidtke, Germany
  • Arts and Culture – Valerie Prudon, Australia
  • Enhanced – Kylli Sparre, Estonia
  • Low Light – Vlad Eftenie, Romania
  • Nature & Wildlife – Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands
  • Panoramic – Ivan Pedretti, Italy
  • People – Arup Ghosh, India
  • Smile – Alpay Erdem, Turkey
  • Split Second – Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia
  • Travel – Li Chen, China

Each of the ten category winners will receive a Sony 6000 camera.  In addition the photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May and the images will be published in the 2014 edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

Poor God

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, People © Arup Ghosh, India

 

Muddy Smile

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Smile © Alpay Erdem, Turkey

 

Behind the Scene

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Split Second © Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia

 

Rain in an Ancient Town

Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Travel © Li Chen, China

The ten winners will now compete for the Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year title and $5,000 (USD) prize.  The overall winning Open photographer will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April and this photographer will be flown to London to collect his/her prize.

YOUTH COMPETITION

Open to photographers under the age of 20, the Youth competition uncovers emerging talent.  The category winners are:

  • Culture – Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia
  • Environment – Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh
  • Portraits – Paulina Metzscher, Germany

Young Talents

Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Culture © Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia

Life and Line

Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Environment © Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh

Untitled

Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Portraits © Paulina Metzscher, Germany

Each winner will receive a Sony 5000 camera and will have their work exhibited as part of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London in May and published in the annual book.

From the three category winners, one overall Youth Photographer of the Year will be selected and will be flown to London to collect their award on 30 April.

NATIONAL AWARDS

38 countries, from Colombia to New Zealand, Kenya to the Nordics, took part in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards’ National Award programme.

The National Awards uncover and honour the best single image taken by a local photographer and are judged by a local jury of photography experts.

The winners are given a range of prizes from a trip to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala dinner on 30 April to the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

Singapore National Award Winners at 2014 Sony World Photography Awards 

Singaporean photographer Chin Boon Leng has been announced today as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

Open to photographers of all abilities, the Singapore National Award seeks to uncover and honour the single best image taken by a local photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

What are you staring at !?

1st Place, Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – © Chin Boon Leng

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2nd Place, Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards  – © Joyce Le Mesurier

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3rd Place Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – © Daniel Chia

Chin Boon Leng, a children’s book illustrator, was chosen as the winner for a charming shot of a baby Orang-utan peeking out from its Mother’s embrace titled “What are you staring at?”  It was selected by a local panel of judges from over 1,300 entries by Singaporean photographers.

The local judges also awarded runner up positions to:

  • 2nd place – Joyce Le Mesurier
  • 3rd place – Daniel Chia

Talking about his success, Chin Boon Leng comments “I’m extremely honoured to be shortlisted as this is a global competition with so many talented photographers participating.  To deserve such great recognition is definitely overwhelming, and I hope this will ignite fellow Singaporeans’ interest in photography.”

As the Singapore National Award winner, Chin Boon Leng receives the latest Sony digital camera equipment and will be flown to London to attend the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April.  The winning photograph will also be exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published on www.worldphoto.org.

* Information and Details Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

* Award Winning Photographs Courtesy of respective Award Winning Photographers *