2013 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition Category Winners Announced!

Date
19th Mar 2013

© Hisatomi Tadahiko, Japan, Winner, People, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

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The World Photography Organisation today announces the winners of the 2013 Sony World Photography Open Competition.  Representing the best single images in the competition’s ten categories, the winning images span countries as far apart as Chile to Vietnam and capture a range of subjects from the moment before a couple get married to the Mangystau night sky in Kazakhstan, and the ‘Fung Shun’ fire dragon dance in Southern China. These ten winning photographers now compete for the Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of the Year title, which will be revealed at a gala ceremony on 25th April. This photographer will also receive $5,000 (USD).  

Selected from nearly 55,000 entries by amateur photographers across the world, the Open Competition category winners are:

Martina Biccheri, Italy, Winner, Architecture, Open Competition 2013
© Martina Biccheri, Italy, Winner, Architecture, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Gilbert Yu, Hong Kong, Winner, Arts and Culture, Open Competition 2013
© Gilbert Yu, Hong Kong/China, Winner, Arts and Culture, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Hoang Hiep Nguyen, Vietnam, Winner, Enhanced, Open Competition 2013
© Hoang Hiep Nguyen, Vietnam, Winner, Enhanced, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Elmar Akhmetov, Kazakhstan, Winner, Low Light, Open Competition, 2013
© Elmar Akhmetov, Kazakhstan, Winner, Low Light, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Krasimir Matarov, Bulgaria, Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Open Competition 2013
© Krasimir Matarov, Bulgaria, Winner, Nature and Wildlife, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Yeow Kwang Yeo, Singapore, Winner, Panoramic, Open Competition 2013
© Yeow Kwang Yeo, Singapore, Winner, Panoramic, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Hisatomi Tadahiko, Japan, Winner, People, Open Competition 2013
© Hisatomi Tadahiko, Japan, Winner, People, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Mac Kwan, China, Winner, Smile, Open Competition 2013
© Ming Hui Guan (Mac Kwan), China, Winner, Smile, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Matías Gálvez, Chile, Winner, Split Second, Open Competition 2013
© Matías Gálvez, Chile, Winner, Split Second, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Manny Fajutag, Philippines, Winner, Travel, Open Competition 2013
© Manny Fajutag, Philippines, Winner, Travel, Open Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

“Amateurs constantly amaze me,” says Damien Demolder, Presiding Chair of Jury for the Open Competition and Editor of Amateur Photographer  magazine, “not only with their determination, their passion and their internal drive, but also with the astonishing quality they are capable of achieving.”

All category winners will receive a Sony A77 and will have their images exhibited at Somerset House, London, from 26 April – 12 May as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. The photographs will also be published in the 2013 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. 

Click here to purchase tickets to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. 



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