2014 Open Winners

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Representing the best single images in the competition’s ten categories, the winners are now announced for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition.

Open to all photography enthusiasts, the jury, chaired by Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, IPC Photo, UK, selected ten category winners who are:


Architecture: Holger Schmidtke

Holger Schmidtke
© Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Entry, Architecture, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Arts & Culture: Valerie Prudon

© Valerie Prudon, France, Winner, Arts & Culture, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Valerie Prudon, France, Winner, Arts & Culture, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Enhanced: Kylli Sparre

© Kylli Sparre, Estonia, Winer, Enhanced, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Kylli Sparre, Estonia, Winer, Enhanced, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Low Light: Vlad Eftenie

© Vlad Eftenie, Romania, Winner, Low Light, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Vlad Eftenie, Romania, Winner, Low Light, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Nature & Wildlife: Gert van den Bosch

© Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands, Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands, Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Panoramic: Ivan Pedretti

© Ivan Pedretti, Italy, Winner, Panoramic, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Ivan Pedretti, Italy, Winner, Panoramic, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


People: Arup Ghosh

© Arup Ghosh, India, Winner, People, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Arup Ghosh, India, Winner, People, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Smile: Alpay Erdem

© Alpay Erdem, Turkey, Winner, Smile, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Alpay Erdem, Turkey, Winner, Smile, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Split Second: Hairul Azizi Harun

© Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia, Winner, Split Second, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia, Winner, Split Second, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards


Travel: Li Chen 

© Li Chen, China, Winner, Travel, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
© Li Chen, China, Winner, Travel, Open Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

 


Each of the ten category winners receives a Sony a6000 camera.  In addition the photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May and the image will be published in the 2014 edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards book. 

The ten winners will now compete for the Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year title and $5,000 (USD) prize.  The overall winning Open photographer will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April and this photographer will be flown to London to collect his/her prize. 

Nigel Atherton, Jury Chair, comments: “Photography is a language that transcends national borders and cultures, race, gender and social background. Its poetry touches the hearts and minds of people all over the world, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in these awards. No two of this year’s Open category winners are from the same country but all share the ability to visually interpret the world around them in a unique and captivating way. The winning and shortlisted images demonstrate this gift with aplomb.” 

See the Open Shortlist or Open Commended galleries here. View the rest of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards winners and finalists here, and purchase your tickets today to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition here.