The 2010 Sony World Photography Awards is now open for entries from photographers around the world.
With categories for both professional and amateur photographers, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the worldâ€™s largest photographic events. The awards are a platform for both established and emerging photographers and in 2009 the competition attracted over 60,000 entrants from 139 different countries.
The competition for professional photographers incorporates 12 categories across three genres â€“ commercial, fine art and photojournalism/documentary. The overall winner will take the coveted Lâ€™Iris Dâ€™Or title together with $25,000 (USD) along with Sony camera equipment. The 36 category finalists will then be exhibited in galleries across the world as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour throughout 2010 and 2011.
New for the 2010 awards, a documentary category has been introduced for amateur photographers. Whether documenting a person, place or current issue, the category is looking for an image which captures momentous occurrences of every day life. From the nine categories, one photographer will be chosen as the Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year and win a grand prize of $5,000 (USD) and Sony camera equipment.
Deadline for entries to the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards is on December 4, 2009.
[Site: World Photography Awards]