The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards season has officially kicked off.
The competition, in which can take part any photographer regardless his skill levels or ages, has seen over 700,000 submissions – from over 230 different countries – since it was launched back in 2007.
“It aims to showcase the talents of artists and amateurs around the globe, calling for individuals to enter photos in four categories: professional (level “serious”), student (for those studying photography), youth (for the under 19 crowd), and open (for the enthusiasts),” The Huffington Post explains.
The contest, which headquaters is placed in London, provides finalists and winners with the opportunity to show off their work at an exhibition at the historic Somerset House, as well as publication in the annual WPO book. Aspiring competitors have until January 5, 2015 to send in their offerings for this year.
The folks at WPO shared a preview of 32 of the best open entries thus far, originating from locales as diverse as Myanmar, the Netherlands, Chile, South Africa and Iran. Check out a selection of the 2015 submissions below and head over to the website to submit your own photo.
Back in June one more interesting photography contest took place. This was iPhone Photograph Awards.
Since 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards have gathered much popularity not only among Apple fans but also from many others. This year’s winners were recently announced, and they do deserve the award.
Now in its seventh year, the IPPAWARDS receives thousands of picture from amateur and professional photographers from all over the wolrd who subit their images into any of seventeen categories like Animals,Architecture, Children, Sunsets, Travel and Trees.
All images have be taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot be changed or edited in Photoshop or any other desktop post processing program, however iPhone and iPad apps are allowed to be used.
Appropriately dubbed the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), the contest’s 2014 winners were announced a few day ago. The winning photos are rather spectacular across the board.
The overall winning photo across every category, was shot by Julio Lucas of Bradenton, Florida who detailed a bit of his shooting philosophy: “I enjoy taken photos with my iPhone due its portability and ease of use while on the move.”
He went on, adding: “iPhone’s naturally tend to saturate colors in the captured image. Which depending on the enviromental lighting, the saturation of colors normally allows for a bold beautiful image. I generally try to stay away from using filters in my iPhone pictures. I want my photos to take on a more traditional form and grant the capture moment to tell the story rather then a manipulation of the moment by use of to many filters.”