The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today. It is an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Digital Product giant, Sony. Through this competition, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) hopes they can discover talent across many diverse fields of photography. WPO support for the photographers is beyond just giving them award.
Their work will appear across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through their annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
Sony World Photography Awards
Every year Sony World Photography Awards attract many entries from many professional and amateur photographers. This year is no different. The Sony World Photography Awards 2013 attracted more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries. So many outstanding and simply stunning photos were captured and assessed by the judges and the shortlist for this year’s award has just been revealed this week.
You can check it out HERE.
Stunning Photos Across The World
What an invigorating three days – which resulted in lively and passionate debates. I think we all, the jurors, began this process and felt overwhelmed. I am delighted to say that by day three – each group proudly presented and argued for our respective shortlists. Closer examination and debate resulted in surprising strength in the shortlist submissions across all categories- something we all are proud of. – Catherine Chermayeff (Honorary Jury Sony World Photography Awards 2013)
The photographs are being judged in six different competition categories, including Professional, Open, and Student Focus. The work of all the shortlisted photographers will show at Somerset House in London from April 26 until May 12 at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.
Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April.
– Sony World Photography Awards 2013: Truly Stunning Photos