Sony World Photography Awards Now Open

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June 23, 2016 at 11:14 am  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

© Andrej Tarfila, Slovenia, Winner, Open Competition Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

© Andrej Tarfila, Slovenia, Winner, Open Competition Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Organized by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are now in their 10th year! The Awards offer four competitions to photographers: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus.

Scott Gray, CEO of World Photography Organisation, said, “We are extremely proud to reach our 10th anniversary. Since launching in 2007 the Sony World Photography Awards has grown consistently in both size and credibility. Across the years the awards have discovered and celebrated a huge variety of photography. I am honored that emerging photographers across the world have been able to use the awards to launch their careers, and established photographers can use us to extend their networks. We are committed to challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries in the years to come.”

The Student Focus competition is open through December 5, while the Open and Youth competitions continue until January 5. The Professional competition closes January 10.Professional entries are judged on a body of work; images submitted in the Open category are judged individually. The Open categories are: Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life, Street Photography and Travel. The Canada National Award will again recognize the best work from Canadian entries.

Mondrianish / Luis Portelles, 3rd Place / 2016 / “While exploring abstract photography, a friend introduced me to Piet Mondrian and Franco Fontana. During my daily commute to work, in Laval where I live, I spotted this colourful building which reminded me of both artists. Since the place is a kindergarten, I had to wait for the weekend to explore it without arising suspicious concerns. I took several shots of the place but the strong broken diagonal line and the round shape of the movement sensors that contrast with the straight angles made this image my favourite.” © Luis Portelles, 3rd Place, Canada, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

Mondrianish / Luis Portelles, 3rd Place / 2016 / “While exploring abstract photography, a friend introduced me to Piet Mondrian and Franco Fontana. During my daily commute to work, in Laval where I live, I spotted this colourful building which reminded me of both artists. Since the place is a kindergarten, I had to wait for the weekend to explore it without arising suspicious concerns. I took several shots of the place but the strong broken diagonal line and the round shape of the movement sensors that contrast with the straight angles made this image my favourite.” © Luis Portelles, 3rd Place, Canada, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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