2014 Sony World Photography Open, Youth, and National Award Winners Announced

This year’s winners of the Sony World Photography competition have been announced. More than 70,000 entries were submitted to the contest, which each photographer being judged on one – and only one – piece, so careful selection of each shot was crucial. The winners were divided into three categories: open, youth, and national. Each youth award winner receives a Sony a5000 camera and will have their piece exhibited in London as well as published. Overall winners of each category receive a trip to London for a recognition ceremony, with each Open award winner eligible for a $5000 overall cash prize.

The talent found among these photographers is quite impressive, and the difference subjects chosen by the more than 30 national award winners gives quite the interesting look at the different lives led by people around the world. Of the 10 open category winners, which do you think is most deserving of the $5000 cash prize and title of Overall Open Photographer of the Year?

Source: World Photography Organization

Open Category Winners

Architecture

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

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

Arts & Culture

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

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

Youth Category Winners

Culture

© Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia, Winner, Culture, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Anastasia Zhetvina, Russia, Winner, Culture, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Environment

© Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh, Winner, Environment, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Turjoy Chowdhury, Bangladesh, Winner, Environment, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraits

© Paulina Metzscher, Germany, Winner, Portraits, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Paulina Metzscher, Germany, Winner, Portraits, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

National Award Winners

Kenya

© Allan Gichigi, 1st Place, Kenya National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Allan Gichigi, 1st Place, Kenya National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

China

Chen Li, China, 1st Place, China National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Chen Li, China, 1st Place, China National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

India

Bisheswar Choudhury, 1st Place, India National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Bisheswar Choudhury, 1st Place, India National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Indonesia

Irwansyah, 1st Place, Indonesia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Irwansyah, 1st Place, Indonesia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Korea

Dowon Choi, 1st Place, Korea National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Dowon Choi, 1st Place, Korea National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Malaysia

Hairul Azizi Harun, 1st Place, Malaysia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Hairul Azizi Harun, 1st Place, Malaysia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Phillipines

Joel C Forte, 1st Place, Philippines National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Joel C Forte, 1st Place, Philippines National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Singapore

Chin Boon Leng, 1st place, Singapore National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Chin Boon Leng, 1st place, Singapore National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Taiwan

Ren Kai Liu, 1st Place, Taiwan National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Ren Kai Liu, 1st Place, Taiwan National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Thailand

Suthas Rungsirisilp, 1st Place, Thailand National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Suthas Rungsirisilp, 1st Place, Thailand National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Vietnam

TRINH XUAN HAI, 1st Place, Vietnam National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

TRINH XUAN HAI, 1st Place, Vietnam National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Austria

Christian Stangl, 1st Place, Austria National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Christian Stangl, 1st Place, Austria National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Belgium

© Wim Hermans, 1st Place, Belgium National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Wim Hermans, 1st Place, Belgium National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

France

© Thibaud Jourdan, 1st Place, France National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Thibaud Jourdan, 1st Place, France National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Germany

© Holger Schmidtke, 1st Place, Germany National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Holger Schmidtke, 1st Place, Germany National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Greece

© Panayis Chrysovergis, 1st Place, Greece National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Panayis Chrysovergis, 1st Place, Greece National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Ireland

© Norma Gleeson, 1st Place, Ireland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Norma Gleeson, 1st Place, Ireland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Italy

© Andrea Menozzi, 1st Place, Italy National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Andrea Menozzi, 1st Place, Italy National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Netherlands

© Theo de Witte, 1st Place, Netherlands National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Theo de Witte, 1st Place, Netherlands National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Nordics

© Michael Nordqvist, 1st Place, Nordics National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Michael Nordqvist, 1st Place, Nordics National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Poland

© Mateusz Baj, 1st Place, Poland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Mateusz Baj, 1st Place, Poland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Portugal

© João Galamba de Oliveira, 1st Place, Portugal National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© João Galamba de Oliveira, 1st Place, Portugal National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Spain

© Rafael Gutierrez, 1st Place, Spain National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Rafael Gutierrez, 1st Place, Spain National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Switzerland

© Patrick Ems, 1st Place, Switzerland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Patrick Ems, 1st Place, Switzerland National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Turkey

© Bulent Suberk, 1st Place, Turkey National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Bulent Suberk, 1st Place, Turkey National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

United Kingdom

© Sean Batten, 1st Place, United Kingdom National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Sean Batten, 1st Place, United Kingdom National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Argentina

Patricia Ackerman, 1st Place, Argentina National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Patricia Ackerman, 1st Place, Argentina National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Central America

GABRIEL SOLIS CARMONA, 1st Place, Central America National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

GABRIEL SOLIS CARMONA, 1st Place, Central America National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Chile

Cristian Alvarado, 1st place, Chile National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Cristian Alvarado, 1st place, Chile National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Colombia

Johanna Peña Aristizábal, 1st Place, Colombia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Johanna Peña Aristizábal, 1st Place, Colombia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Ecuador

Luis Chandi Páez, 1st place, Ecuador National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Luis Chandi Páez, 1st place, Ecuador National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Mexico

David Montaño, 1st Place, Mexico National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

David Montaño, 1st Place, Mexico National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Peru

MILKO TORRES RAMIREZ, 1st Place, Peru National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

MILKO TORRES RAMIREZ, 1st Place, Peru National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Venezuela

Daniel George Henriquez Deambrogio, 1st Place, Venezuela National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Daniel George Henriquez Deambrogio, 1st Place, Venezuela National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Australia

© Neville Jones, 1st Place, Australia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Neville Jones, 1st Place, Australia National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

New Zealand

© Peter Graney, 1st Place, New Zealand National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Peter Graney, 1st Place, New Zealand National Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

 

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