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The World Photography Organisation has announced the winners of some categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards photo contest.

In February 2013, the World Photography Organisation announced that it had selected the finalists for its annual photo competition. A lot of great pictures made it to the final, but only one became the winner in each category.

The winners have just been revealed and their images are as amazing as one would expect. Here are the best shots of the 2013 Sony World Photographer Awards!

World Photography Organisation announces winners of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Today, the WPO revealed the winners of only four big categories, Open, 3D, Youth, and National Award. There are other major categories still waiting for their winner, as well as the Overall Open Winner of the Year and the L’Iris D’Or winner, the latter waiting to receive a grand prize of $25,000. However, the Professional, Overall Student Focus, and Overall Open winners will be revealed at a gala in London, UK on April 25.

The winners of the Open category of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards are:

  • Martina Biccheri from Italy in Architecture (category);
  • Gilbert Yu from Hong Kong in Arts & Culture;
  • Hoang Hiep Nguyen from Vietnam in Enhanced;
  • Elmar Akhmetov from Kazakhstan in Low-Light;
  • Krasimir Matarov from Bulgaria in Nature & Wildlife;
  • Yeow Kwang Yeo from Singapore in Panoramic;
  • Hisatomi Tadahiko from Japan in People;
  • Min Hui Guan from China in Smile;
  • Matías Gálvez from Chile in Split Second;
  • Manny Fjutag from the Philippines in Travel.

The winners of the Youth category of the photo contest are:

  • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi from Romania in Culture;
  • Xu Wei Shou from Taiwan in Environment;
  • Berta Vicente from Spain in Portraits.

It is worth noting that the WPO will also elect the Overall Youth Category winner during the London ceremony, which will take place next month.

The 3D competition winner is Matjaž Tančič from Slovenia. Additionally, Sony has selected 23 winners in the National Awards category out of 23 countries, while the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award receiver will be announced on April 4.

As stated above, the overall winners will be officially revealed during a ceremony in London on April 25. The best photo will also bring important prizes to the winner, including L’Iris d’Or, a cash prize, and some photography gear from Sony. Stay tuned to Camyx as we will announce the name of the laureate when it all becomes official!

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