The World Photography Organisation has announced the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 in the Open, Youth, and National competitions.
One of the most prestigious photo contests in the world is without a doubt the so-called Sony World Photography Awards. The SWPA is organized yearly by the World Photographer Organisation (WPO), which has recently announced the winners’ shortlist.
The WPO is back with the full list of final winners in the Open, Youth, and National competitions.
The former consists of ten categories, the second of three categories, while the last one comprises laureates from 38 countries and five regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico & South America, and Oceania).
Before revealing the names of the winners, we should mention that the grand prize winner, who will become the Overall Open Photographer of the Year, will be announced at the SWPA ceremony taking place on April 30 in London, UK.
List of Open competition winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2014
Architecture: Holger Schmidtke from Germany;
Enhanced: Kylli Sparre from Estonia;
Nature and Wildlife: Gert van den Bosch from the Netherlands;
People: Arup Ghosh from India;
Split Second: Hairul Azizi Harun from Malaysia;
Arts and Culture: Valerie Prudon from Australia;
Low Light: Vlad Eftenie from Romania;
Panoramic: Ivan Pedretti from Italy;
Smile: Alpay Edem from Turkey;
Travel: Li Chen from China.
List of Youth competition winners of the 2014 SWPA contest
Culture: Borhan Mardani from Iran;
Portraits: Paulina Metzscher from Germany;
Environment: Turjoy Chowdhury from Bangladesh.
About the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 photo contest
The World Photo Organisation has revealed that more than 70,000 photos have been sent by thousands of photographers located all over the world.
As usual, the judges have had a hard time in choosing the winners because there have been numerous amazing images from so many great artists.
All the winning entries will compile a collection that will be displayed at the Somerset House, London between May 1 and May 18.
The winners will receive a Sony A6000 mirrorless camera and a ticket to the April 30 ceremony in London where the overall winner will be announced, as stated above.
The Photographer of the Year 2014 will be chosen from the 10 winners of the Open categories and will also receive a cash price of $5,000.
Meanwhile, check out the galleries above and let us know which photo is your favorite and who should win the overall grand prize.
A full list of laureates and more details are available at the official website of the World Photo Organization.