The World Photography Organisation (WPO) has announced the countdown to the close of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the leading international photo awards programmes. Amateurs and enthusiasts may submit images in 10 Open categories until January 4, 2013, and professionals may submit in 15 categories until January 9. All entries are free.
The Shortlist will be announced on February 5, 2013. Winning and short-listed photographers will receive worldwide exposure through the awards programme and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Winning and finalist images will be featured on the WPO website, in an exhibition at London’s Somerset House in April/May 2013, and in the annual Sony World Photography Awards hardcover book. The prestigious titles of Open Photographer of the Year 2013 (for amateurs and enthusiasts; includes a US$5,000 cash prize) and L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 (includes a US$25,000 cash prize) will be awarded.