Competition closes January 6 2014 – Pro categories close January 9 2014
04 December 2013: With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s competition and to reveal an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2014 awards.
The 2014 Honorary Judging Committee will be chaired by W.M Hunt, photography strategist based in New York, who will once again also host the annual awards gala on 30 April, 2014. The full panel comprises of photography professionals from the World Photographic Academy including: Ruth Eichhorn, Director of Photography, Geo Magazine (Germany); Johanna Neurath, Design Director for Thames & Hudson publishing (UK); Isabella Icoz, Art Advisor (Turkey); Guy Harrington, Director, Soho Management (UK); Matthew Pillsbury, Photographer (US); Harry Hardie, Panos Pictures/ HERE Press (UK); Suzy Koo, Creative Media Manager, Burberry (UK); Poorna Bell, Lifestyle Editor, Huffington Post and Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital.
Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 6 January, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 9 January. All entries are free via www.worldphoto.org
Now in its seventh year, the awards are one of the leading photography competitions in the world and give international exposure, recognition and opportunity to both its winning and shortlisted photographers.
In the 2014 awards Professional photographers will compete for the coveted title of L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year, plus a $25,000 (USD) cash prize. Judges will also award the 15 winners for each of the Professional categories for their series of work.
Amateur and enthusiast photographers will contend the Open Photographer of the Year 2014 title, plus a $5,000 (USD) cash prize. The judges will also select the best single winning shot for each of the ten Open categories. In addition, three photographers under 20 years old will be chosen as winners of the Youth competition.
All category winners across the awards will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Furthermore, the winning and finalist photographers will receive an exhibition of their work at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May 2014, will be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and will also be featured across the WPO website.
The shortlists for the 2014 awards will be announced on 4 February, followed by the winners of the Open categories on 18 March. The overall and Professional categories winners will be revealed at the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony held in London on 30 April.
Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org
- All competitions are free to enter and all images submitted must have been shot in 2013. 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
- Images from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards are available via the World Photography Organisation press centre. Please register at press.worldphoto.org/register
- Images and biographies for the 2014 Honorary Jury are available upon request or can be seen online here: http://www.worldphoto.org/about-the-sony-world-photography-awards/honorary-judges/
- Forthcoming announcements in 2013 include:
- 4 February – Professional and Open shortlists
- 18 February – Student Focus competition shortlist
- 18 March – Open category winners ·
- 30 April – Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony – L’Iris d’Or, Professional category winners, overall Open winner and Student Focus winners
- 1 – 18 May – Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London