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Sony World Photography Awards 2013
The Sony World Photography Awards have started accepting entries for the 2013 competition. We hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competitions you believe suit your level and experience.
These competitions are your opportunity to showcase your skills and work to a global audience. Be inspired, pick up your camera and get creative! You may be our next winner!
The following competitions are now open:
• Open Competition - for amateurs and enthusiasts.
• Youth Award - for anyone aged 19 and under.
• Moving Image Award - for those experimenting with moving image.
• Student Focus - for higher education photography students aged 18 - 28.
• 3D Award - for anyone using true 3D technology in photography or video.
Moreover, there is also a Professional Competition for serious photographers who are in the process of building their professional reputation or have already achieved notoriety in their field. Please note, for this competition the deadline is January 9, 2013.
In the Professional competition you can enter a minimum of three and a maximum of 10 images per category. You may enter as many categories as you wish.
In the Open competition, you can enter up to 3 images in total for free. These images may be entered across any of the categories. You may enter more images by upgrading your membership - Advanced Members can enter up to 8 images and Premium members can enter up to 20 images.
In the Youth Award, you can enter up to 3 images in total for free. These images may be entered across any of the categories.
Images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files. All images must be saved in the RGB colour model. All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions and marketing materials should the image be required.
The author of the image retains full ownership of the copyright in each Entry. There is no entry fee.
The Sony World Photography Awards are open to anyone worldwide.
Submitted photos must be taken during 2012, with the only exception being that entries in the Professional Competition may have been taken prior to this, only if they have been first published in 2012.
We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
Vast majority of winners will be presented with their trophies at a ceremony in London in late April 2013. The winner of the L’Iris D’Or Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year Award will also be revealed and presented with $25,000 (USD) plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment. The overall Open competition winner will receive $5,000 plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment.