SWPA Winners

WPO is pleased to announce the events surrounding the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, held 1 - 4 May 2014. Click here for the full line up.

We are also delighted to announce the winners to the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of this year's Sony World Photography Awards, selected from more than 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.

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 title of Overall Open Photographer of the Year. 

See the galleries of the winning photographers, as well as the Professional and Student Focus shortlists, by using the navigation below.
And don't forget to stay tuned to WPO's website, 
Facebook and Twitter for updates on this year's winners!

Open Winners Pod - Youth Award National Award Winners

Pro shortlist SF Finalists

Winning and shortlisted images will be presented at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

The overall Professional, Open, Youth and Student winners will be revealed at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 30 April in London. 

For all press enquires, please visit our Press Centre here.


Sony World Photography Awards

About the Awards:

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today. 

Launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture.  Through a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competition you believe suit your level and experience.

© Robert LeslieThe annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.  

Supporting the celebration, is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.
     Palmer + Pawel, 2012 Sport Award Winners
     © Robert Leslie

The competitions are judged each year by new juries selected from the World Photographic Academy and wider global industry.

The Competitions: 

Professional Competition - for serious photographers.

Open Competition - for amateurs and enthusiasts.

Student Focus - for those studying photography.

Youth Award - for anyone aged 19 and under.

SWPA BookWhat we provide:

We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

Right Image: Annual Winners Book, 2012.  Designed by Alan Bates.  The 2013 Winners Book is available for purchase here.

2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn
2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn