News: Submit your photos for 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

For photographers, professionals or amateurs who would like to compete, learn and share their photography works…


The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation (WPO) had opened for entries, a while back.

Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world can enter their best work for free on the WPO website, to compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Overall winners will be announced in London on 30 April 2014.

Since its launch in 2007, over 555,000 images from 230 countries have been submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards. Seeking the very best in international contemporary photography, the awards have established themselves as one of the world’s leading photography competitions. The most recent winner of the L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title is Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang who had shot for a powerful series of portraits of children and youths who survived the July 2011 massacre on the island of Utøya, outside Oslo.

The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with USD$25,000 and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive USD$5,000.

All category winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and the Student Focus winner will receive new, cutting edge Sony equipment for their university. Winning and shortlisted photographs will also be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibited at Somerset House, London.

Just like 2013 WPO Singapore National Award winner – Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Open Panoramic Category winner’s work.


It was showcased at the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the famous Somerset House in London, earlier this year.
With two other fellow Singaporean photographers’ work.


The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will include the following competitions / categories:

  • Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work
  • Open – 10 categories judged on a single image
  • Youth – three categories for photographers under 20
  • Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30

Full list of categories


  • ·         Architecture
  • ·         Arts & Culture
  • ·         Campaign
  • ·         Conceptual
  • ·         Contemporary Issues
  • ·         Current Affairs
  • ·         Fashion & Beauty
  • ·         Landscape
  • ·         Lifestyle
  • ·         Nature & Wildlife
  • ·         People
  • ·         Portraiture
  • ·         Sport
  • ·         Still Life
  • ·         Travel


  • ·          Architecture
  • ·         Arts & Culture
  • ·         Enhanced
  • ·         Low-light
  • ·         Nature & Wildlife
  • ·         Panoramic
  • ·         People
  • ·         Smile
  • ·         Split second
  • ·         Travel


  • ·         Environment
  • ·         Portrait
  • ·         Culture


–       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
–       Images from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards are available via the World Photography Organisation press centre. Please register at

The Open and Youth competition will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 6 January 2014 with the exception of the Professional competition which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 9 January 2014.


If you feel the urge to showcase and share your work on a global scale, while getting a chance at winning some awesome gears, submit your photos now!

For latest submission from photographers around the globe, you can check out WPO gallery –

Details as kindly shared by Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.


Pardon my extra extra late sharing, was just going through all the press releases and realized there are a few still not out yet.