© Iveta Vaivode, Latvia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
WPO is delighted to announce the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus Shortlists
From amongst the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history, this year’s jury selected an eclectic shortlist representing the very finest in international contemporary photography from 2013.
The judges found within the submissions many stories that force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday. Well-documented scenes were approached with fresh and ground-breaking photography styles and are set to inspire other photographers around the world.
All shortlist images will be presented at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Click here to purchase your tickets today.
Winners of this year’s Awards will be revealed at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 30 April in London.
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About the 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.
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.
2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn