2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Awards is now in its 11th year, with the aim of the awards being to recognize the very best contemporary photography captured over the last year.

Sponsored by Sony, the awards incorporate four competitions – Professional (10 categories, judged on a body of work), Open (10 categories, rewarding the most outstanding images), Youth (for all photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief) and Student Focus (for those studying photography) – with the overall winners of the 2018 contest announced on April 19.

In the build-up to that date, the winners of the Open categories have been announced, with several non-professional photographers among the winners.

  • Architecture: Andreas Pohl, The Man and the Mysterious Tower
  • Culture: Panos Skordas, Young Minotaur
  • Enhanced: Klaus Lenzen,  Every Breath you Take
  • Landscape & Nature: Veselin Atanasov, Early Autumn
  • Motion: Fajar Kristianto, The Highest Platform
  • Portraiture: Nick Dolding, Emile
  • Still Life: Richard Frishman, Sunday Buffet at Jerry Mikeska’s BBQ; Columbus, Texas 2017 
  • Street Photography: Manuel Armenis, Old Friends
  • Travel: Mikkel Beiter, Shapes of Lofoten
  • Wildlife: Justuna Zduńczyk, An Unexpected Meeting

Each category winner will receive a some tasty Sony camera kit, and will compete to win the title of Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year.

The overall winner will pick up $5,000, and earn a trip to the awards ceremony in London in April. You can see more images, and learn more about the competition at the World Photography Organisation website.

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