The ninth annual Sony World Photography Awards, organized by the World Photography Organisation, are open for entries from photographers of all levels of experience. The competition’s five categories are Professional, Open, Youth, National Awards and Student Focus. The Canadian National Award will again recognize the best Canadian work. This year, one winner will be chosen from the Canadian entries to the ten Open categories, and one will be chosen from the Canadian entries to the three Youth categories. The Open categories are Architecture, Arts & Culture, Enhanced, Low Light, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile, Split Second and Travel. Winning images will be exhibited at Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London, and included in the awards’ books. Prizes include the latest Sony digital imaging equipment and cash for the overall winners. The Student Focus competition closes on December 4, and the Open, Youth and National Awards competitions close on January 5. The Professional competition closes on January 12. Entry is free!