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2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Announcing the Honorary Judging Committee for This Year’s Professional Competition

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 Dec 10, 2014 09:54 GMT

With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition. It today also reveals an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

2015 Honorary Judging Committee

The Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition comprises of industry leaders inducing: Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine (USA), Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine (USA), Enrica Viganó, Curator and Writer (Italy), Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of New Media Department of Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China), Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel Online (Germany), Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK) and Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA).

Competition deadlines

Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5th January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8th January. All competitions are free to enter via

One of the world’s leading photographic awards programmes, the Sony World Photography Awards showcase the very best in contemporary photography across a range of categories – from Nature & Wildlife to Current Affairs and Travel and give international exposure, recognition and opportunity to both its winning and shortlisted photographers.

In the 2015 Awards, professional and enthusiast photographers will compete across 25 categories for cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. One professional photographer will be awarded the title of L’Iris d’Or / Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony held in London 23rd April 2015. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House, London from 24 April – 10 May 2015 as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

Further details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at

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