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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 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  **