WPO congratulates all of this year's winners in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards! Click here to see a full list of this year's winners, or click the above banner to see all of this year's winning images.
In the days following the Awards, join us in person or online as WPO brings you new winners’ image galleries, blogs, special features and additional coverage of this year’s awards.
For those in London, see 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Winners’ Exhibition at Somerset House and join World Photo London in person or online for engaging discussions on all aspects of the photography industry. This year's PhotoTALK discussions and Sony Workshops welcome photographers of all genres and levels, and cover topics including Photojournalism, Fashion & Advertising, How Technology is Changing Photography, How to Become a Career Photographer and more!
Advanced and Premium Members are invited to join seven panellists as we live stream our PhotoTALK discussions. Join the global conversation early by submitting your questions to the panel for your chance to engage – LIVE – in the discussions.
2013 Outstanding Contribution to Photography Recipient Announced!
Above images © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Renowned American photographer William Eggleston is announced today as the recipient of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.
Eggleston will be honoured at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London on Thursday 25 April. A special display of his work will be shown at Somerset House as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and rarely seen images will be published in the 2013 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards winners’ book.
Recognised today as the pioneer of colour photography and the personal documentary style, William Eggleston has been producing cutting-edge work for over fifty years. Since first picking up a camera in 1957, Eggleston’s work is said to find ‘beauty in the everyday’. His images capture the ordinary world around him, creating interest through sharp observation, dynamic composition and great wit.
© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
2013 Open, Youth, 3D and National Award Winners Announced!
The World Photography Organisation today reveals the winners for the Open, Youth, 3D and National Award categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. With photographers from as far apart as Chile to Vietnam, the winning images capture in a single shot a huge variety of subjects from the moment before a couple get married to the Mangystau night sky in Kazakhstan and the ‘Fung Shun’ fire dragon dance in Southern China, plus much more.
See the winning images:
A look ahead:
- 25 April 2013: Professional Winners, Overall Student Focus Winner, Overall Open Winner of the Year and L'Iris d'Or are announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony gala. Buy gala tickets here.
- 1 June 2013: The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards opens for submissions
About the Sony World Photography Awards:
The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today.
Launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture. Through a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competition you believe suit your level and experience.
The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.
Supporting the celebration, is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.
Palmer + Pawel, 2012 Sport Award Winners
© Robert Leslie
The competitions are judged each year by new juries selected from the World Photographic Academy and wider global industry.
Professional Competition - for serious photographers.
Open Competition - for amateurs and enthusiasts.
Student Focus - for those studying photography.
Youth Award - for anyone aged 19 and under.
3D Award - for anyone using true 3D technology in photography or video
National Award - new in 2013 for photographers in participating countries
What we provide:
We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
Right Image: Annual Winners Book, 2012. Designed by Alan Bates.
2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn