Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) recently announced finalists and shortlists of its annual contest. However, some images of Hong Kong protests have been removed due to their alleged “sensitive nature.” This has caused a backlash in the community, accusing competition organizers of censorship.
Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) has shared with DIYP some of the most stunning 2020 entries so far. But finalists and shortlisted images of the Professional competition have now been officially announced, and they’re nothing less amazing than the photos we’re used to seeing at this contest. We bring you a selection of finalists and shortlisted photos, along with some background about this year’s competition.
The Sony World Photography Awards is now in its 13th year, and it has become one of the most famous global photography contests. The 2020 competition is ongoing and there are still a few months left to submit your entries. The first of the shortlists will be announced on 4 February 2020, but here’s a sneak peek. Thanks to the World Photography Organisation who stands behind the contest, you can take a look at some of the most stunning entries that have been submitted so far.
Sony World Photography Awards has recently revealed stunning shortlisted and commended photos from their 2018 competition. They reached the record-breaking number of submissions, with nearly 320,000 images from all over the world. That’s a whopping a 40% increase in entries compared to the previous year, and I’m sure the judges had a difficult task of making the selection of the best photos. In this article, take a look at some of the best images that compete for the title of Photographer of the Year.
Less than two weeks after the World Press Photo winners were announced, the World Photography Organisation has put itself center stage with the release of the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories.
The world’s biggest photography competition got even bigger this year as the number of submissions grew by 24% compared to 2014.
Almost half of the photos were submitted to the Open categories where anyone can enter, reaffirming the general feeling that every second person today is a photographer, or as the press release referred to them – “the growing army of citizen photographers”.
Jokes aside, I’m happy to see so many non-professional submissions and so are the organizers who state the awards offer these photographers “unpreceded exposure and opportunity”.