Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Entries Now Open

Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Entries Now Open


San Diego, CA—The World Photography Organization (WPO) opened entries for the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 on June 1. The awards include a professional competition, which invites entries from the world’s leading photographers and serious enthusiasts, and an open competition for everyone with an interest in photography.

New categories were introduced for 2012: a Nature & Wildlife category in the pro competition and Enhanced, Split Second and Low- light in the open competition. A youth competition was also launched for photographers under 20 years of age, and the student focus competition will continue to support the next generation of photography pros. And, the Moving Image Awards were expanded to six categories.

Entries for the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 competitions close on January 4, 2012 and the majority of winners will be presented with their trophies at a ceremony in London in late April 2012. 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 plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment. The overall open competition winner will receive $5,000 plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment.

A display of entries and winning work—the Sony World Photography Awards Winners Showcase— will be exhibited at Somerset House in April and May 2012 as part of the World Photography Festival in London. The World Photography Festival returns to London’s Somerset House after great success at its new venue in 2011. The festival is an opportunity for photographers from around the world to meet and discuss the latest trends, challenges and innovations in photography today. Before coming to London, the World Photography Festival will visit New York and São Paulo, plus other cities soon to be announced.

Full details about the WPO and Sony World Photography Awards can be found at