The World Photography Organisation has announced the winners of the Sony Photographers Open, Youth and National Award competitions. Across the three competitions there were a staggering 70,000 entries from countries across the globe, from a diverse range of individuals; amateurs, enthusiasts and people passionate about photography, none of whom are professional.
The ten Open winners will compete for a $5,000 (USD) prize and the title of Overall Open Photographer of the Year and there will be one overall Youth Photographer of the Year.
With the finalists for the Professional and Student Focus awards announced last month this completes the shortlisters. 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.
All winning and shortlisted images will be featured in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 1-18 May for which Metro is delighted to be print sponsor