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2015 Sony World Photography Awards Judges Revealed Alongside Last Call for Entries

Press Release   •   Dec 09, 2014 10:00 GMT

  • An exclusive selection of submissions to the 2015 awards are available for publication via press.worldphoto.org
  • Open and Youth competitions close 5th January 2015. Professional competition closes 8th January.
  • Work by winning and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London 24th April – 10th May 2015

With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition. It today also reveals an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

2015 Honorary Judging Committee

The Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition comprises of industry leaders inducing: Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine (USA), Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine (USA), Enrica Viganó, Curator and Writer (Italy), Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of New Media Department of Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China), Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel Online (Germany), Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK) and Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA).

Competition deadlines

Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5th January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8th January. All competitions are free to enter via www.worldphoto.org

One of the world's leading photographic awards programmes, the Sony World Photography Awards showcase the very best in contemporary photography across a range of categories - from Nature & Wildlife to Current Affairs and Travel and give international exposure, recognition and opportunity to both its winning and shortlisted photographers.

In the 2015 Awards, professional and enthusiast photographers will compete across 25 categories for cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. One professional photographer will be awarded the title of L’Iris d’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London 23rd April 2015. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 24 April – 10 May 2015 as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org.

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  • 2015 Sony World Photography Awards – full list of categories

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION


Architecture

Arts & Culture

Campaign

Conceptual

Contemporary Issues

Current Affairs

Fashion & Beauty

Landscape

Lifestyle

Nature & Wildlife

People

Portraiture

Sport

Still Life

Travel


OPEN COMPETITION


Architecture

Arts & Culture

Enhanced

  • Low Light

Nature & Wildlife

Panoramic

People

Smile

Split Second

Travel


YOUTH COMPETITION

Environment

Portraits

Culture

  • All competitions are free to enter and all images submitted must have been shot in 2014. Photographers may enter either the Professional or Open competition; it is not possible to enter both. Full conditions of entry are available at www.worldphoto.org

About World Photography Organisation (WPO)

WPO supports professional, amateur and young photographers, lending a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends across all genres of photography. Delivering various initiatives to this global community, these programmes involve the photographer in commercial, cultural and educational activities within the many industry sectors, whilst also creating events for the public to participate in. Currently included within the WPO portfolio are: the Sony World Photography Awards; the World Photography Student Focus Competition and Youth on Assignment. In addition the WPO have recently launched Photo Shanghai, Asia-Pacific’s premiere international Art Fair focused on photography and The Magazine, a monthly online publication where photography is explored, debated and discussed. WPO also has a thriving online presence via its website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and engages its online audience via regular PhotoTALK discussions. For more information please visit www.worldphoto.org

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world.  Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $75 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.  Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

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