Jun
3

2014 Sony World Photography Awards open for entries!

by
Matt Bennett

Follows the recent announcement of the winners of the 2013 Awards.

One of the images taken by Andrea Gjestvang, L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2013
One of the images taken by Andrea Gjestvang, L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2013

With the 2013 L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title just having been awarded to Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang, entries are now open for the 2014 competition.

To enter, professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world can enter their best work for free at www.worldphoto.org from today, with the winners to be announced on 30 April 2014. The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with $25,000 (USD) and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000 (USD).

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards include the following competitions:

  • Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work (entries close 9 January 2014)
  • Open – 10 categories judged on a single image (entries close 6 January 2014)
  • Youth – three categories for photographers under 20 (entries close 6 January 2014)
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30 (entries close 6 December 2013).

An exhibition to accompany the Awards will be held from 1 May 2014 until the end of the month at Somerset House, London. Winning and shortlisted images will also appear in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

 

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