The winners for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today by the World Photography Organisation.
Selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world, the achievement of each of the winners from across the three competitions is extraordinary – both in terms of the number of photographs they have been chosen from but also that the photographers themselves are not professionals, but individuals who are passionate about photography, enthusiasts and amateurs.
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Architecture © Holger Schmidtke, Germany
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Arts and Culture © Valerie Prudon, Australia
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Enhanced © Kylli Sparre, Estonia
All three competitions were judged on a single shot and prizes range from the latest Sony digital imaging equipment to trips to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April. The ten Open winners will also compete for a $5,000 (USD) prize and the Overall Open Photographer of the Year title.
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Low Light © Vlad Eftenie, Romania
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife © Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Panoramic © Ivan Pedretti, Italy
All the winning photographers can also enjoy the international exposure and recognition brought to them and their image by the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.
Open to all photography enthusiasts, the jury, chaired by Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, IPC Photo, UK, selected ten category winners who are:
- Architecture – Holger Schmidtke, Germany
- Arts and Culture – Valerie Prudon, Australia
- Enhanced – Kylli Sparre, Estonia
- Low Light – Vlad Eftenie, Romania
- Nature & Wildlife – Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands
- Panoramic – Ivan Pedretti, Italy
- People – Arup Ghosh, India
- Smile – Alpay Erdem, Turkey
- Split Second – Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia
- Travel – Li Chen, China
Each of the ten category winners will receive a Sony 6000 camera. In addition the photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May and the images will be published in the 2014 edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, People © Arup Ghosh, India
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Smile © Alpay Erdem, Turkey
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Split Second © Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia
Winner: 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Travel © Li Chen, China
The ten winners will now compete for the Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year title and $5,000 (USD) prize. The overall winning Open photographer will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April and this photographer will be flown to London to collect his/her prize.
Open to photographers under the age of 20, the Youth competition uncovers emerging talent. The category winners are:
- Culture – Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia
- Environment – Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh
- Portraits – Paulina Metzscher, Germany
Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Culture © Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia
Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Environment © Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh
Winner: Youth Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – Portraits © Paulina Metzscher, Germany
Each winner will receive a Sony 5000 camera and will have their work exhibited as part of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London in May and published in the annual book.
From the three category winners, one overall Youth Photographer of the Year will be selected and will be flown to London to collect their award on 30 April.
38 countries, from Colombia to New Zealand, Kenya to the Nordics, took part in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards’ National Award programme.
The National Awards uncover and honour the best single image taken by a local photographer and are judged by a local jury of photography experts.
The winners are given a range of prizes from a trip to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala dinner on 30 April to the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
Singapore National Award Winners at 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Singaporean photographer Chin Boon Leng has been announced today as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.
Open to photographers of all abilities, the Singapore National Award seeks to uncover and honour the single best image taken by a local photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.
1st Place, Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – © Chin Boon Leng
2nd Place, Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – © Joyce Le Mesurier
3rd Place Singapore National Award 2014 Sony World Photography Awards – © Daniel Chia
Chin Boon Leng, a children’s book illustrator, was chosen as the winner for a charming shot of a baby Orang-utan peeking out from its Mother’s embrace titled “What are you staring at?” It was selected by a local panel of judges from over 1,300 entries by Singaporean photographers.
The local judges also awarded runner up positions to:
- 2nd place – Joyce Le Mesurier
- 3rd place – Daniel Chia
Talking about his success, Chin Boon Leng comments “I’m extremely honoured to be shortlisted as this is a global competition with so many talented photographers participating. To deserve such great recognition is definitely overwhelming, and I hope this will ignite fellow Singaporeans’ interest in photography.”
As the Singapore National Award winner, Chin Boon Leng receives the latest Sony digital camera equipment and will be flown to London to attend the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April. The winning photograph will also be exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published on www.worldphoto.org.
* Information and Details Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *
* Award Winning Photographs Courtesy of respective Award Winning Photographers *