Sony World Photography Awards add Smartphone Category for 2015

The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest and most comprehensive photography competition in existence today and for 2015, the Awards are introducing a new category – Smartphone Photography.

World Photography Organisation creative director Astrid Merget Motsenigos said: ‘With today’s incredible technology at our fingertips, we have the ability to capture the everyday events that actually form part of the unique fabric of our lives. ‘Most of us document our own history every day with our mobile phones and think nothing of it.
‘This category allows us to look a little closer at those otherwise ordinary moments.’

Prizes for the mobile category will include a Sony Xperia smartphone and tablet, plus an invitation to the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony in London on 23 April.

Ludovic Maillard, France : Architecture, Professional Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards | Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Ludovic Maillard, France / Architecture, Professional Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture, recognising the very best in contemporary photography annually. The competition is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels and the Sony team provides maximum exposure for all shortlisted and winning photographers, through comprehensive press and marketing campaigns and opportunities to connect with industry leaders.

Tor Birk Trads, Denmark, Danish School of Media, Finalist, Student Focus | Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Tor Birk Trads, Denmark, Danish School of Media, Finalist, Student Focus Competition, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

To submit your work to the Sony World Photography Awards you can enter up to three photos for free before February 27th. The brief reads: ‘You get out of life what you put in. Push past the obvious and see the inspiration all around you’.

Anastasia Zhetvina | Sony World Photography Awards 2015

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

Up to 20 photos, selected from over 70,000 entries, will be shortlisted and published on the World Photography Organisation website, before the winner is chosen by public vote from 10-17 March. Entries will be shortlisted by a panel that includes Chris Hudson, group art editor of National Geographic Traveller UK.

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition – Somerset House, London, 24th April – 10 May.