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2017 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open for Entries

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries for photographers from around the world. If you are looking at participating in photography competitions, to put yourself to the test and compete against photographers from all over the world, the Sony World Photography Awards is a photography competition that you can consider!

Here are more key details and information from the press release information below –

Created by the World Photography Organisation, 2017 marks the awards’ 10th anniversary.

In addition to the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, the hunt is also on to find Singapore’s best photographer in the Singapore National award.

The Sony World Photography Awards annually recognises the world’s best photography. Open to all photographers, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and shortlisted photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists, and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

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“I am deeply honoured and overwhelmed by this recognition. It’s my privilege to represent Singapore. This is such an immense inspiration to keep me pursuing my passion for photography further and further. Photography had been something to me and now it’s become everything to me. Smiling time!”Kajan Madrasmail, Winner, 2016 Singapore National Award

“Winning the Portrait category was life-changing. Professionally, winning the award helped kick-start my career.”Sophie Gamand, Winner, Professional Portrait category 2015

“Winning brought more attention to my work and I started receiving more collaboration proposals and job opportunities.”Kylli Sparre, Winner, Open Enhanced category 2014

“The award changed my life and beyond the great visibility obtained allowed me to create solid relations of friendships and professional collaborations that I otherwise would not have been able to obtain.” Andrea Roseate, 3rd Place, Professional Candid category 2016 and Italy National Award winner 2015

Photographers are welcome to enter their work for free into any of the awards’ four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus via www.worldphoto.org. The newly re-launched website gives a greater visual platform to the awards’ photographers and makes the entry process simpler than before.

Entries to the Singapore National Award will be taken from those with Singaporean nationality entering any of the ten Open categories.

The 2017 edition also sees new categories introduced across the all competitions aimed at challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries.

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The Sony World Photography Awards offer a wide range of benefits for its winning photographers, including:

  • The latest Sony digital imaging equipment
  • Inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London
  • Inclusion in the annual Sony World Photography Awards winners book
  • USD$25,000 for the winner of the Photographer of the Year title
  • USD$5,000 for the winner of the Open competition
  • Worldwide media exposure and increased recognition

Scott Gray, CEO of World Photography Organisation, comments: “We are extremely proud to reach our 10th anniversary. Since launching in 2007 the Sony World Photography Awards has grown consistently in both size and credibility. Across the years the awards have discovered and celebrated a huge variety of photography. I am honored that emerging photographers across the world have been able to use the awards to launch their careers, and established photographers can use us to extend their networks. We are committed to challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries in the years to come.”

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards attracted a record-breaking 230,103 entries from 186 countries. The Singapore National Award was presented to Singaporean photographer Kajan Madrasmail.

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist will be announced on 28 February 2017, Open and National Awards winners will be revealed on 28 March 2017, and the overall winners will be announced on 20 April 2017. This includes an exhibition at Somerset House, London, running from 21 April to 7 May 2017.

2017 COMPETITION CATEGORIES – see full category descriptions here

  • Professional – Judged on a body of work
  • Art categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Landscape, Natural World, Portraiture, Still Life
  • Documentary categories: Current Affairs & News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Sport
  • Open – Judged on a single shot
    • Categories: Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel
  • Youth – For photographers aged 12 to 19, judged on a single image responding to the brief of ‘Beauty’
  • Student Focus – For photography students, judged on a single image responding to a brief

KEY DATES

  • 5 December 2016 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 5 January 2017 – Open and Youth competitions close
  • 10 January 2017 – Professional competition closes
  • 28 February 2017 – Shortlist for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions revealed
  • 28 March 2017 – Open, Youth and National Award winners revealed
  • 20 April 2017 – Photographer of the Year plus Professional category winners and Open, Youth and Student competition winners revealed at ceremony held in London
  • 21 April to 7 May 2017 – Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and WE Communications*

2016 Sony World Photography Awards Open for Entries

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries! This is a photography competition that I have been sharing for the past few years to my friends and readers! I entered into my maiden international photography competition last year in 2014 for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, a year that received quite a huge number of submissions! The experiences in submission and challenging myself to the international photography competitions, it was humbling and very fulfilling. A great learning experience for me in my photography journeys over the decades and I am looking forward to test myself again for 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. Time to plan some holiday trips overseas!

Let me share with you the Press Release and key information on the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Open for Entries below –

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The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition organised by the World Photography Organisation, are now open for entries.

Now in its ninth year, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic world. Each year they attract both emerging talent and established artists, and present the world’s best contemporary photography from the last 12 months.

Free to enter at www.worldphoto.org, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit their work to any of the awards’ five competitions: Professional, Open, Youth, National Awards, and Student Focus. Please see Notes to Editors for competition definitions and categories.

New for 2016, the 14 Professional categories are now divided into two distinct genres – Art and Documentary. The change is to provide a clearer structure in which photographers can be recognised. Both genres also include new category additions, with Art presenting the new Staged and Candid categories and Documentary now including Daily Life and Environment.

Also new this year, British Journal of Photography (BJP), the world’s longest-running photography magazine, will partner with the World Photography Organisation and its Student Focus competition. As part of this partnership, the winning Student Focus photographer will receive an online feature showcasing a body of work on the BJP website and will also have the opportunity to take over the magazine’s Instagram feed.

The Sony World Photography Awards offer a range of benefits to those who enter. Firstly, all submitted images are seen by juries made up of leading experts from across the photographic industry. Beyond this, shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure and recognition, and have the opportunity to promote and sell their work via the World Photography Organisation.

The awards’ prizes include: the latest Sony digital imaging equipment, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London, inclusion in the 2016 awards’ book and $30,000 (USD) for the overall winners.

In addition to the global Sony World Photography Awards, local countries in the Asia Pacific region such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Philipines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, and many more are also holding a National Award where local winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony. The winning image will also be exhibited at Somerset House, London. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and runs across the world from Argentina to Australia. It is open to photographers of all abilities.

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The 2015 L’Iris d’Or / Professional Photographer of the Year title was awarded to Getty Images photographer John Moore. The awards’ annual exhibition of the winning and shortlisted works returned to Somerset House, London and saw a record 33,394 visitors last year.

The Sony World Photography Awards shortlist will be announced on 23 February 2016 and overall winners on 21 April 2016, with an exhibition at Somerset House, London running from 22 April to 8 May 2016.

Winning and shortlisted images from the 2015 awards are available to download at press.worldphoto.org

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org and www.sony-asia/swpa

Key Information for 2016 Sony World Photography Awards –

2016 COMPETITION CATEGORIES

  • Professional – for serious photographers, 14 categories in two genres judged on a series of work
    • Art – Architecture, Conceptual, Landscape, Portraiture, Staged, Still Life, Candid
    • Documentary – Campaign, Current Affairs, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Environment, People, Sport
  • Open – open to all, 10 categories judged on a single shot
    • Architecture, Arts & Culture, Enhanced, Low Light, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile, Split Second, Travel
  • Youth – for young photographers aged 12-19, three categories judged on a single image
    • Culture, Environment, Portraits
  • National Awards – looking for the best single shot by a local photographer from over 50 countries
  • Student Focus – for emerging photographic talent studying any degree level photography course

KEY DATES

  • 4 December 2015 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 5 January 2016 – Open, Youth, National Awards competitions close
  • 12 January 2016 – Professional competition closes
  • 23 February 2016 – Shortlist for Professional, Open, National Award and Youth competitions revealed
  • 1 March 2016 – Student focus shortlist revealed
  • 15 March 2016 – National Award winners revealed
  • 29 March 2016 – Open and Youth winners revealed
  • 21 April 2016 – 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
  • 22 April to 8 May 2016 – 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner

The 2015 World Photography Awards recently announced the winners for Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2015. Singaporean photographer Chua Boon Kiat Jansen is named as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

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“Douce enfance” by Chua Boon Kiat Jansen

Here’s the media press release of the 2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner

Chua’s winning image “Douce enfance” was chosen as the single best photograph taken by a Singapore photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

Chua, a client consultant and keen amateur photographer who only began shooting seriously last year, has won a Sony α7 camera. He will also be flown to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 23 April 2015, and his winning photograph will be shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015.

Talking about his win, Chua commented, “Winning this award means the world to me. Being a new photographer, I am constantly awed by many images shared by people on social media. Never have I dreamt that my piece would emerge as a winner this year. Deep down, there is still much uncertainty about many aspects of photography, and I know there are still lots to improve on. This award ascertained the approach I have undertaken, and I will continue to work even harder to achieve greater heights with my photography, and hopefully produce better images in the future.”

Describing the image, he said, “Taken from the Bay East Garden of Gardens by the Bay, this is a panoramic view of the modern Marina Bay Waterfront. My original intention was to capture a sunset that day, but it started raining. I managed to find a shelter and decided to wait out the rain. Thankfully, the rained stopped just in time for me to catch the last moments of the fast fading blue hours. This composite image is a panoramic stitch-up 15 frames, each with 3 exposure digitally blended.”

Runner up positions for the Singapore National Award were given to:

  • 2nd place – David Wirawan
  • 3rd place – Heng Wang Tan

The winners of all 54 National Awards were announced today by the Sony World Photography Awards. The National Awards programme honours and rewards the best single image taken by a local photographer and runs across the world from Argentina to Australia. It is open to photographers of all abilities. To see all the winning images, please go to www.worldphoto.org.

* Photograph and information Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

Sony World Photography Awards Launch Hunt to Uncover Singapore’s Best Photographer!

The Sony World Photography Awards are back! For photographers who are looking to challenge themselves to the next level, this competition is definitely a good consideration for photographers to enter! There are a number of different categories that you can enter, a total of ten categories! Let me share with you more on the Sony World Photography Awards from the media press release information below!

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The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, together with Sony Singapore, today launches a competition to discover Singapore’s best photographer.

Singapore National Award is open to photographers of all abilities from Singapore. Entries are free via www.worldphoto.org and photographers can enter any of ten categories. The judges will uncover and honour the best single image by a Singaporean national from across these categories. This special award offers an amazing opportunity for budding photographers to have their work seen globally and be recognised alongside the world’s leading photographers.

The winner of Singapore National Award will be announced on 18 March 2015. The winning photographer will receive the latest Sony α7S full frame camera and flown to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, while the second and third place winners will receive runner-up prizes. All three photographers will have their work displayed alongside professional photographers from around the globe as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition held in London from 24th of April to 10th of May 2015 and showcased online at www.worldphoto.org. More details of the top three prizes can be found below.

Each year the Sony World Photography Awards celebrates the very best international contemporary photography. The awards include: 15 Professional categories for serious photographers; 10 Open categories for enthusiasts; the Student Focus competition for higher education photography students aged 18-28 and a Youth Competition for photographers under 20.

The winner of Singapore National Award will be chosen from entries to the Open competition of the 2015 Sony Word Photography Awards taken by Singaporean nationals. Once the participant enters the Open competition, he or she will not be able to enter the Youth or Professional competition.

The Open competition includes ten categories:

  •     Architecture
  •     Arts & Culture
  •     Enhanced
  •     Low-light
  •     Nature & Wildlife
  •     Panoramic
  •     People
  •     Smile
  •     Split second
  •     Travel

The competition will close on 5 January 2015. Entries will firstly be judged by WPO’s pre-selection committee and a winner will be decided by a special judging panel including Astrid Merget, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation.

Scott Gray, Managing Director of the World Photography Organisation comments, “The Sony World Photography Awards are committed to engaging with and supporting talented photographers from around the globe. It is for this reason that we are thrilled to be able to work closely with Sony Singapore to identify the local photographers that are producing great work and pushing their own creative boundaries, so that we can raise their profile across the globe and provide inspiration to other budding Singaporean photographers.”

Melvin Pang, Head, Marketing Division, Sony Singapore comments, “The National Awards are a great vehicle to recognise talent on a regional basis and it’s extremely interesting to see the different styles emanating from individual countries. We want to support these national talents and provide them with the best cameras and lenses so that they can focus on the creative subjects in front of them.”

The top three prizes for the Singapore National Award are:

1st Place

  • Sony α7S camera with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • A trip to attend Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony in London
  • Winning image will be showcased as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015
  • Winning image will be showcased on worldphoto.org

2nd Place

  • Sony α7 camera with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
  • Image will be digitally showcased as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015
  • Image will be showcased on worldphoto.org

3rd Place

  • Sony α6000 with Vario-Tessar T*E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
  • 12 months WPO advanced membership on worldphoto.org
  • Image will be digitally showcased as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April to 10 May 2015
  • Image will be showcased on worldphoto.org

* Information and Picture Courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and Waggener Edstrom Communications *

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

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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 *

Last call for entries: The Sony World Photography Awards

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards that I wrote and shared about earlier in the year, is reaching the end of the competition. The submissions of entries for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will officially closed on on 6 January 2014 (for Open and Youth competition) and 9 January 2014 (for Professional competition). If you are still keen to submit and enter into the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, you can enter your best work and can do so for free on theWorld Photography Organisation (WPO) website. In the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, there were 3 Singaporeans who were honoured for their works!

Organised by WPO, this annual contest is widely known as the leading global photographic awards programme, where talented photographers across many diverse fields are discovered and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share their talents on a global stage.Locally, Singaporean amateur photographers who submit entries for any of the ten Open categories will also be automatically considered for the Singapore National Award, an award created specially to uncover and honour the top three best images shot by Singaporean photographers.

All category winners, including winners of the Singapore National Award, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony, while their photographs will be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1 -18 May 2014 as well as on the WPO website. The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000.

Go for it, enjoy your photography, shoot more and you might discover an outstanding work that you like a lot and submit them to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards!

* Information above courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

2014 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) is now open for entries and welcomes submissions from photographers all over the world. It is organised by World Photography Organisation (WPO) and it is open to Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers. This annual contest is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awardsprogramme, where talents across many diverse fields of photography are discovered and both professional and amateur photographers are invited to share their talents on a global stage.

The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the OpenPhotographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000. All category winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and the Student Focus winner will receive new, cutting edge Sony equipment for their university. Winning and shortlisted photographs will also be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London.

The 2014 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
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30

The Open and Youth competition will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 6 January 2014 with the exception of the Professional competition which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 9 January 2014.  A list of categories can be found in the notes to editors below.

The key dates for the 2014 awards are:

  • 6 December 2013 – Student Focus competition closes
  • 6 January 2014 – Open and Youth competition close
  • 9 January 2014 – Professional competition closes
  • 4 February 2014 – shortlist for Professional, Open and Youth competitions revealed
  • 18 February 2014 – Student Focus shortlist announced
  • 18 March 2014 – Open and Youth winners revealed
  • 31 March 2014 – Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient announced
  • 30 April 2014 – 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 awards ceremony held in London
  • 1 May to end-May 2014– 2014 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 atwww.worldphoto.org.

Whether you are a professional, amateur, youth or student photographer, this would be a great opportunity to put yourself to the test and learn more about your photography, styles and improve by taking part in competitions such as the Sony World Photography Awards. By participating in photography competitions, we can also learn and improve from observing other fellow photographers styles, perspectives and views. Do drop by Sony World Photography Awards website and enter the competition!

Information above courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.

Three Singaporean Photographers Win Big at 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Photography enthusiasts have a common trait and that is viewing and admiring photography works by fellow photographers whether is it, professional, leisure or competition arena. This is where we can learn as well from other photographers whether they are an amateur, semi-professional, serious enthusiast or professional photographer.

The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by World Photography Organisation, is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme, where talents across many diverse fields of photography are discovered through a range of competitions held annually. The winning works of the photographers are featured throughout the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure for the photographers.

Sony World Photography Awards 2013 saw 3 Singaporeans honoured for their works.  This year’s competition saw the inclusion of the Singapore National Award, a new category open only for local photographers.

Seeking to uncover the best photographers in Singapore, the local winners are:

  • Yeow-Kwang Yeo, 1st place (Singapore National Award), Winner (Open Panoramic Category, 2013 SonyWorld Photography Awards)

My Old House, Yeow-Kwang Yeo

© Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore, Winner, Open Panoramic Category and Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Justin Ng Chai Hock, 2nd place (Singapore National Award)

 02 FEB 2013 - ONE FC (Kuala Lumpur) : Return of Warriors

© Justin Ng Chai Hock, Singapore, Second Place, Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Foo Choong Lim, 3rd place (Singapore National Award)

The City Eye Hole, Foo Choong Lim © Foo Choong Lim, Singapore, Third Place, Singapore National Awards, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

All three images will be showcased as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the famous Somerset House in London from 26 April to 12 May 2013.

Looking at the 3 Singaporean photographers that were honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013, they were really excellent and worthy of their honour and awards. Their success would definitely inspire many other photographers in Singapore to strive and take excellent photographs just like them. I would like to congratulate the above 3 photographers from Singapore for their outstanding photography works at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013!

** Information provided courtesy of Sony Singapore, all photographs courtesy and copyright  to the respective winning photographer  **