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    Main Points:

    • Record number of entries – 139,554 images from 166 countries worldwide
    • 4 Singaporeans have been shortlisted in the Youth and Open categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
    • 10 images by Singaporean photographers received commendations across the ten Open categories.
    • Fresh and ground-breaking contemporary imagery by international photographers
    • Shortlisted work to go on show at London’s Somerset House in May
    • Images available for publication at press.worldphoto.org or via Image.net


    4 February 2014) – The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, is revealed today by the World Photography Organisation.

    Photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 images, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. From the submissions the judges have selected an eclectic shortlist representing the very finest in international contemporary photography from the past 12 months.

    The judges found within the submissions many stories which force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday. Well-documented scenes were approached with fresh and ground-breaking photography styles and are set to inspire other photographers around the world.

    W.M Hunt, Chair of the Honorary Jury, said that the shortlist is “a healthy and diverse representation of contemporary photography by an international range of practitioners.”

    He added that the judges were a “soulful and hardworking group” who have given both emerging and established photographers a global platform on which they can be highlighted and celebrated.

    To this, Astrid Merget, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation, also adds: “I have had the pleasure of witnessing the careful selection and ultimate revelation of the shortlist for seven years now and the results are never less than utterly gratifying. Year upon year, we are fortunate enough to receive thousands of entries across each category of our awards, making the process of discovery an invigorating experience. This year is no exception and the awards have once again provided us with an impressive collection of photographs, spanning dozens of genres, styles, locations and subject matters.”

    All the shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Tickets are now available at www.worldphoto.org/2014exhibition .

    The winning and finalist images will also be published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

    The winners of the Open and Youth categories will be announced on 18 March.

    Professional category winners and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April.

    The L’Iris D’Or winner will receive $25,000 (USD) and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000 (USD). All winners, including category winners, will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
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    Four Singaporean photographers were announced today to be on the shortlist of the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

    The four photographers span both the Open and Youth competitions of the awards across three different categories. They were selected by a panel of photography industry experts from nearly 140,000 submissions by photographers from 166 countries, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history.

    The photographers are:
    Open categories – for enthusiasts and judged on a single image

    • Joyce Le Mesurier, Arts and Culture

    • Chin Boon Leng, Nature & Wildlife

    • Jameel Hamidou, Nature &Wildlife

    Youth categories – for photographers under 20 years old

    • Reuben Foong, Portraits



    In addition, ten images by Singaporean photographers were commended across the ten Open categories.

    Each year the Sony World Photography Awards rewards the very finest contemporary international photography from the past year. The Singaporean shortlisted and commended photographers cover a diverse range of topics in their imagery, including a Bengal tiger at the Singapore zoo, stunning panoramas and a beautiful architecture shot of the Woh Hup complex in Singapore.

    All the Singaporean shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Tickets are now available at www.worldphoto.org/2014exhibition.

    The winners of the ten Open categories and three Youth categories will be announced on 18 March and each will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

    The Open and Youth category winners will then go forward to be considered for the Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth Photographer of the Year title, to be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April. The overall winning Open photographer will receive $5,000 (USD).

    The winners of the 14 Professional categories plus the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year recipient and $25,000 (USD) prize will also be revealed at the awards ceremony.
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    Default Re: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards - Professional, Open and Youth shortlists ann

    cool! congrats people!
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