Open and Youth competitions close 5th January 2015. Professional competition closes 8th January. TO ENTER: www.worldphoto.org.
Here are a few of the entries so far:
(c) Kyle Breckenridge, Canada, Entry, Nature and Wildlife Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Image title: Dinner Time Image description: The mother and the cub are Spirit Bears or Kermode bear a subspecies of the North American Black Bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Colombia, Canada. These bears are rarer than the Panda Bear in the wild..Image location: Image was taken in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia near a small village called Klemtu. I have been told that this the 2nd time a white mother and cub has been documented. Most mother and cubs are usually a black and white combination
(c) Cioplea Vlad, Romania, Entry, Split Second Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Image title: Dog FightImage Description: This is exactly the moment when Romanian YAK Team is breaking the formation just in front of the public at Bucharest International Air Show. At that moment they look just like they are haunting each other.Image location: Bucharest International Air Show 2014
(c) Lisa Vaz, Portugal, Entry, Nature and Wildlife Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. IMAGE TITLE: In a crowd of King Penguins. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: King Penguins live in large colonies in South Georgia, a spec of an island in the South Atlantic Ocean and just below the Antarctic Convergence. They are very beautiful, gracious and yet almost comical birds and a true delight to observe. This image aims to capture and reflect how gracious and colourful Wildlife can be even at the ends of the Earth. IMAGE LOCATION: old Harbour in South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean.
(c) Miquel Ángel Artús Illana, Spain, Entry, Travel Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography AwardsIMAGE TITLE: The trace of an ancient glacier. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. What used to be glaciers are now white and blue rocks that contrasts with red, yellow, orange and green tundra of this vast natural paradise. The image is taken in Autumn when the colours multiply and make the landscape truly remarkable. IMAGE LOCATION: Denali Park, Alaska
(c) Jubair Bin Iqbal, Bangladesh, Entry, People Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography AwardsIMAGE TITLE: Vigorous Touch of the Morning. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A Hindu monk is walking in a foggy winter morning of a mango garden of Dinajpur. IMAGE LOCATION: Dinajpur, Bangladesh.
(c) Cor Boers, Netherlands, Entry, Architecture Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.IMAGE TITLE: Blaak . IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shapedpylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. IMAGE LOCATION: Rotterdam, Netherlands
(c) Courtney Colantonio-Ray, USA, Entry, Split Second Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography AwardsImage Title: CoveredImage Description: So much of a portrait relies on the face in a photo. But when it's covered, we can see a whole different side of a person through their movement, their posture and even what we think the expression on their face will be when it's finally uncovered.Image location: Los Angeles, CA. USA.
(c) Gareth Lowndes, New Zealand, Entry, Travel Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Image Title - Desert DawnImage description - About 30 minutes after sunrise a hot air balloon is captured in the distance beginning it's decent to land in a camel farm. The image was shot while floating over the dunes in a chase balloon.Image location - Dubai
(c) Ralf Wendrich, Germany, Entry, Architecture, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards..IMAGE TITLE: 'Step by step'. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A staircase in Berlin, reduced to the essential. IMAGE LOCATION: Berlin
(c)Georg May, Germany, Entry: Nature and Wildlife Category , Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
(c) Andrew Suryono, Indonesia, Entry, Nature and Wildlife Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Image title: Orangutan in The RainImage description: I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali and then it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan took a banana leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain! I immediately used my DSLR and telephoto lens to preserve this magic moment. Image location: Bali, Indonesia
Work by winning and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London 24th April – 10th May 2015
2015 Honorary Judging Committee
The Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition comprises of industry leaders inducing: Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine (USA), Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine (USA), Enrica Viganó, Curator and Writer (Italy), Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of New Media Department of Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China), Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel Online (Germany), Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK) and Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA).
Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5th January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8th January. All competitions are free to enter via www.worldphoto.org
One of the world’s leading photographic awards programmes, the Sony World Photography Awards showcase the very best in contemporary photography across a range of categories – from Nature & Wildlife to Current Affairs and Travel and give international exposure, recognition and opportunity to both its winning and shortlisted photographers.
In the 2015 Awards, professional and enthusiast photographers will compete across 25 categories for cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. One professional photographer will be awarded the title of L’Iris d’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London 23rd April 2015. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 24 April – 10 May 2015 as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.