(c) Cioplea Vlad, Romania, Entry, Split Second Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Image title: Dog FightImage Description: This is exactly the moment when Romanian YAK Team is breaking the formation just in front of the public at Bucharest International Air Show. At that moment they look just like they are haunting each other.Image location: Bucharest International Air Show 2014
With over two dozen submission categories, from Contemporary Issues, Portraiture, and Nature & Wildlife, to Low Light, “Split Second,” and “Smile,” the Sony Awards are among the most inclusive around, showcasing a notably diverse selection of work. Whether at the Profession level, the Open competition for enthusiasts and amateurs, or the Youth competition for photographers under the age of 19, all contests are free to enter. Here, we’re featuring a small selection of highlight photos submitted to the 2015 Open competition which were revealed this week.
The 2015 judging committee for the Professional selection was also announced, and includes Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor at the_ New York Times Magazine_, Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor at VICE, Maria Pieri, Editorial Director at National Geographic Traveller, among others.
Previous years’ winners in the Professional tier include Guy Martin, Dan Kitwood, Kacper Kowalski and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, who was named L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2014. See past winners’ project galleries here.
The Open and Youth competition deadline for submission is Jan. 5, 2015. The Professional competition final call is January 8. Full entry details are available at www.worldphoto.org.