Sony Unveils Stunning Image Submissions in 2015 World Photography Awards; Deadline Approaches

Lisa Vaz, Portugal, 2015

There is just over a month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organisation (WPO) announced the Honorary Judging Committee for the Professional competition yesterday and revealed a selection (below) of some of the more head-turning submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

The Honorary Judging Committee for the Professional competition include the following industry leaders:

Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times magazine (USA)

Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE magazine (USA)

Enrica Viganó, curator and writer (Italy)

Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of the New Media Department of the Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China)

Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel online (Germany)

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK)

Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA)

Competition Deadlines:

Entries for the Open and Youth competitions will close on January 5, 2015, the deadline for the Professional competition is on January 8, 2015. All competitions are free to enter via the website:

The Sony World Photography Awards showcases the best in contemporary photography across a wide range of categories—Nature & Wildlife, Current Affairs and Travel—and provides international exposure for both the winning and shortlisted photographers. In this competition, pro and enthusiast photographers will compete across 25 categories for cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

One pro photographer will be awarded the title of Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London on April 23, 2015. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House (London) from April 24 to May 10, 2015 as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

The Open and Youth competitions close on January 5, 2015, the Professional competition closes January 8, 2015.

Here is a selection of some of the noteworthy photo submissions so far:

Andrew Suryono, Indonesia, 2015


Cioplea Vlad, Romania, 2015


Courtney Colantonio, United States, 2015


Georg May, Germany, 2015


Kyle Breckenridge, Canada, 2015


Ralf Wendrich, Germany, 2015

More info on the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation here.