The Sony World Photography Awards have just announced the 2014 winners in the Youth, Open, and National divisions, picking some of the finest photographers in the world out of a field of tens of thousands of entrants. The Open and Youth winners have been given cameras, courtesy of Sony, and all winning images are set to be shown at a gallery show in Somerset House, London.
The Sony World Photography Awards are a multi-stage, and multi-level event, divided into five sections. Alongside today's news, earlier this year the shortlist for the Professional and Student sections were announced. Now, the overall Professional, Open, Youth and Student winners will be revealed at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 30 April in London.
Winners of the Open division received a Sony a6000 interchangeable lens camera, and will now be in the running for a $5,000 prize, and the Overall Open Photographer of the Year title. The Youth winners were given the Sony a5000, and while they will also compete for a top spot, it doesn't appear they'll be up for a cash prize as with the other awards.
Conversely, the National award winners were simply picked as the best in the Open division from each of 37 countries, and while a notable honor, it doesn't carry any prize.
Out of a field of such incredible images, we're curious: which one is your favorite and why?