December 4, 2012
Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - Last call for entries
Photo: ‘Heron bird’ Maldives Islands. Copyright © William Kass, Brazil. Open Entry — Nature & Wildlife - 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.
Photo: Asian Elephants Herd. © Daniela White, UK. Open Entry — Nature & Wildlife, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.
The World Photography Organisation (WPO) has announced the countdown to the close of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photographic awards programs.
There is just one month remaining for professional and amateur photographers from around the world to select and enter their best images of the year. Professional photographers will compete for the coveted title of L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year 2013, plus a $25,000 (USD) cash prize. Amateur photographers will contend the Open Photographer of the Year 2013 title, plus $5,000 (USD). All category winners across the awards will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
Both winning and shortlisted photographers across the many competition categories receive worldwide recognition and exposure as a result of the awards.
All 2013 winning and finalist photographers will receive an exhibition of their work at Somerset House, one of London’s historical landmarks, from April - May 2013. They will also be featured across the WPO website and all winners, as well as a selection of shortlisted photographers, will be published in the annual Sony World Photography Awards hardcover book.
• The deadline for entries for the ten Open categories, for amateurs and enthusiasts, is 4 January 2013. The Professional competition, with 15 categories for serious photographers, will close on 9 January 2013. All entries are free via WorldPhoto.Org. The shortlist will be revealed on 5 February 2013.
The 2013 Honorary Jury, who will judge the professional competition, is chaired by leading American agency director and newly appointed Magnum Foundation Director, Catherine Chermayeff. The panel comprises photography professionals from the World Photographic Academy including: travel photographer Macduff Everton; Guardian picture editor Fiona Shields; Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang and Director of the Moscow House of Photography, Olga Sviblova.