2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Judges Revealed Alongside Last call For Entries
L – R: (c) Georg May, Germany, Entry, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (c) Lisa Vaz, Portugal, Entry, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (c) Ioulia Chvetsova, India, Entry, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, (c) Arief Siswandhono, Indonesia, Entry, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
· An exclusive selection on submissions to the 2015 awards are available for publication via press.worldphoto.org
· Open and Youth competitions close 5th January 2015. Professional competition closes 8thJanuary.
· 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
(SINGAPORE, 9 December 2014) – With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition. It today also reveals an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2015 Open competition.
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 viawww.worldphoto.org
One of the world’s leading photographic awards programmes, the Sony World Photography Awards showcases the very best in contemporary photography across a range of categories – from Nature & Wildlife to Current Affairs and Travel and gives 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 on 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.
Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found atwww.worldphoto.org and www.sony-asia/swpa.