The World Photography Organisation (WPO) announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s competition and to reveal an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2014 awards.
The 2014 Honorary Judging Committee will be chaired by W.M Hunt, photography strategist based in New York, who will once again also host the annual awards gala on 30 April, 2014. The full panel comprises of photography professionals from the World Photographic Academy including: Ruth Eichhorn, Director of Photography, Geo Magazine (Germany); Johanna Neurath, Design Director for Thames & Hudson publishing (UK); Isabella Icoz, Art Advisor (Turkey); Guy Harrington, Director, Soho Management (UK); Matthew Pillsbury, Photographer (US); Harry Hardie, Panos Pictures/ HERE Press (UK); Suzy Koo, Creative Media Manager, Burberry (UK); Poorna Bell, Lifestyle Editor, Huffington Post and Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital.
In the 2014 awards Professional photographers will compete for the coveted title of L’Iris d’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year, plus a $25,000 (USD) cash prize. Judges will also award the 15 winners for each of the Professional categories for their series of work.
Amateur and enthusiast photographers will contend the Open Photographer of the Year 2014 title, plus a $5,000 (USD) cash prize. The judges will also select the best single winning shot for each of the ten Open categories. In addition, three photographers under 20 years old will be chosen as winners of the Youth competition.
All category winners across the awards will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Furthermore, the winning and finalist photographers will receive an exhibition of their work at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May 2014, will be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book and will also be featured across the WPO website.
The shortlists for the 2014 awards will be announced on 4 February, followed by the winners of the Open categories on 18 March. The overall and Professional categories winners will be revealed at the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony held in London on 30 April.
© Sinan Dinis, Portugal, Entry, Open Panoramic, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Simone Sapienza, Italy, Entry, Open Travel, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Sergio Carbajo, Spain, Entry, Open Travel, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Samantha Fortenberry, US, Entry, Open Low Light, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Pedro Londoño, Colombia, Entry, Open Low Light, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Nicolas Reusens Boden, Sweden, Entry, Open Nature & Wildlife, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Kevin J Bleasdale, UK, Entry, Open Architecture, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Joyce Le Mesurier, Singapore, Entry, Open Arts and Culture, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Igor Kryzhko, Russia, Entry, Open Smile, 2014 Sony World Photo
© Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Entry, Open Architecture, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Eugene Stulov, Russia, Entry, Open Arts and Culture, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Cory Kipa, new Zealand, Entry, Open Nature & Wildlife, 2014 Sony WordPress Photo
© Carlos Duarte, Spain, Entry, Open People, 2014 Sony World Photo
Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 6 January, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 9 January.
Lien : http://www.worldphoto.org/