2017 Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards now open for en­tries

The Photographer's Mail - - News -

The Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards 2017, which is open now for en­tries, marks the com­pe­ti­tion’s 10th anniversary. An­nu­ally rec­og­niz­ing the world’s best pho­tog­ra­phy, the com­pe­ti­tion is open to all pho­tog­ra­phers. En­ter­ing is made easy this year thanks to the newly re­launched web­site, and it is free for pho­tog­ra­phers to en­ter into any of the awards’ four com­pe­ti­tions: Pro­fes­sional, Open, Youth, and Stu­dent Fo­cus.

This year, new cat­e­gories have been in­tro­duced across all the com­pe­ti­tions to chal­lenge pho­tog­ra­phers to push their cre­ative bound­aries. The Pro­fes­sional sec­tion fea­tures the cat­e­gories of Ar­chi­tec­ture, Con­cep­tual, Land­scape, Nat­u­ral World, Por­trai­ture, Still Life, Cur­rent Af­fairs and News, Con­tem­po­rary Is­sues, Daily Life, and Sport. The Open com­pe­ti­tion fea­tures the cat­e­gories of Ar­chi­tec­ture, Cul­ture, En­hanced, Mo­tion, Na­ture, Wildlife, Por­traits, Still Life, Street Pho­tog­ra­phy, and Travel. This year’s Youth seg­ment has the theme of Beauty, and the first chal­lenge for the Stu­dent Fo­cus com­pe­ti­tion is the theme of Mem­o­ries. The top-10 stu­dents will be selected from the en­tries and will go on to be given a se­cond chal­lenge to de­ter­mine the win­ner.

This year’s prizes in­clude the lat­est Sony dig­i­tal-imag­ing equip­ment, in­clu­sion in the Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards Ex­hi­bi­tion in London, in­clu­sion in the an­nual Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards win­ners’ book, US$25K for the win­ner of the Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year ti­tle, US$5K for the win­ner of the Open com­pe­ti­tion, and, in ad­di­tion, world­wide me­dia ex­po­sure, as well as in­creased recog­ni­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this year’s com­pe­ti­tions, visit the of­fi­cial web­site: world­photo.org.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.