2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries

It’s an exciting day at the World Photography Organisation as today we’ve revealed the overall winners for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.

Lior Yaakobi, Israel, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Veliko Karachiviev, Bulgaria, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Kolton Almany, United States, Winner, Youth competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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andrea staccioli, Italy, 3rd Place, Professional competition, Sport , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay, Winner, Latin America Professional Award, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries
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Below are some of the winning and shortlisted images from the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open competition.

Hu Qing, China Mainland
Shortlist – Open competition – Travel
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Eng Tong Tan, Malaysia
Shortlist – Open competition – Architecture
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Gil Kreslavsky, Israel
Shortlist – Open competition – Culture
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Muriel Vekemans, Belgium
Shortlist – Open competition – Motion
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Hsiang Hui (Sylvester) Wong, Malaysia
Shortlist – Open competition – Landscape
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Guofei Li, China Mainland
Winner – Open competition – Natural World & Wildlife
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Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.
The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Esteban Montero, National Award, Winner, Ecuador, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Adam Stevenson, National Award, Winner, Australia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Сергей Савенко, National Award, Winner, Russian Federation, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Abbas Alkhamis, National Award, Winner, Saudi Arabia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Tran Tuan, National Award, Winner, Viet Nam, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

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This year saw a record-breaking number of entries with more than 327,000 images entered into the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards four competitions: Professional, Open, Student and Youth.

The 2019 Open Photographer of the Year is awarded to Christy Lee Rogers, from the USA, for her image Harmony.
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Congratulations to Federico Borella, from Italy, for receiving the 2019 Photographer of the Year award for Five Degrees. The series focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, which is facing its worst drought in 140 years.
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Congratulations to Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, from Italy, for winning the Professional Discovery category with their series Güle Güle.
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Congratulations to Stephan Zirwes, from Germany, for winning the Professional Architecture category with his series Cut Outs – Pools 2018.
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Portraiture – 2019 Professional competition
3rd Place, ‘At the End of the Day’ by Laetitia Vançon
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2019 Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlist

Below are the successful shortlisted images from 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth competitions. Winning images from Open competition shortlist will be revealed 26 February, the Youth winner will be selected from the shortlist and announced on 17 April 2019.

Lifeng Chen, China Mainland, ‘A Red River of Faith’
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Hal Gage, United States, ‘Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Washington’
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Msaaed Al Gharibah, Kuwait, ‘Arabian Red Fox’
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Lu Quanhou , China Mainland, ‘Converge’
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Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia, ‘Synergy of Humanity’
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Sony World Photography Awards reveal stunning shortlist for 2019 Open and Youth competitions.
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