Sony World Photography awards

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London, 24 February: The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, today announces the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories.

Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24% increase on 2014.

For full press release and list of all winners across all categories, please click here

The photographers will now compete to win their category and to receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. The winners of the ten Open and three Youth categories will be revealed on 31 March and the thirteen Professional category winners will be announced on 23 April at an awards ceremony in London.

At the same ceremony, the recipient of the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year title plus a $25,000 prize will be revealed along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, who receives a $5,000 prize.

The shortlisted photographers will have their images shown as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London’s historic Somerset House from 24 April – 10 May. The exhibition includes a special display of the still images, films and books of Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Tickets for the exhibition can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition.

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