WPO Launches new translations of our website
- 2nd Jul 2012
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Today we announce the launch of four new translations of our website - www.worldphoto.org. In addition to the five current translations, the website will also be available in Japanese (jp.worldphoto.org), Chinese (cn.worldphoto.org), Korean (kr.worldphoto.org) and Taiwanese (tw.worldphoto.org). The launch is part of our ongoing efforts to make the awards and its photographic community more accessible to the growing number of photo enthusiasts across Asia.
Since its launch in 2007, the online presence of the World Photography Organisation and its awards has grown enormously. The number of unique users to the website has increased by over 650% and entries to the awards have increased by 60% - to date over 430,000 images from 178 countries have been submitted.
The Sony World Photography Awards have become the benchmark for good imagery and are promoted via the media and social networks worldwide. Entry to the 2013 competition is free and everyone, from novice photographers to seasoned pros, is encouraged to pick up their camera and showcase their best work.
The WPO website is at the forefront of the latest photography news and offers amateur, professional and student photographers easy entry to the annual Sony World Photography Awards. Users can share their thoughts and ideas on the website’s community pages, be inspired by interviews and blogs from the world’s leading photography experts and view and critique online galleries.
Scott Gray, Managing Director of the World Photography Organisation, comments, "The Sony World Photography Awards is a global initiative for people with a passion for photography, it is therefoe essential that we make it as accessible to as many people as possible through creating localised language sites. "Photography in Asia is buoyant and there is such a strong passion for imagery in the region that we felt it only right to create Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese language sites to sit alongside the current English, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian sites. I sincerely hope that by creating these sites we can provide an opportunity to more photographers across Asia to engage with the global photographic community. The 2013 awards are now open for entries and I encourage everyone to enter, whatever their experience."
The Sony World Photography Awards uncovers and celebrates the very best in international contemporary photography. Winning or being shortlisted at the awards can bring worldwide recognition and exposure to both its amateur and professional photographers.