Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Open Competition
Are you an amateur photographer or a photography enthusiast? If so, then this is the competition for you! Whatever your photographic passion may be, enter the Open Competition for your chance to win $5,000 and a trip to London to pick up your prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 Gala Ceremony!
Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – 3D Award
If you are experimenting with 3D photography and video, why not enter our first global 3D photography competition! Anyone can enter this dynamic competition and be a part of this image revolution.
Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Professional Competition
Are you a serious photographer with a true passion for the job? Do you understand the craft of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product? Submit your best work for the chance to become the next Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year and win our most coveted prize, the L?Iris d?Or, along with prize money of $25,000.
- Entry Start: 01/06/2012?Entry Close: 09/01/2013
Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Youth Award
We are searching for the next generation of talented young photographers in this competition, open to anyone 19 and under. Whether you are studying photography in school or college, or just have a passion for taking photographs of your daily life, enter this competition for the chance to become the Sony World Photography Awards, Youth Award Winner.
Facebook Monthly Photo Competition – December 2012
Enter our Facebook Monthly Photo Competition for your chance to win prizes for sharing in WPO’s passion for photography. Each month we give you a different theme, ask you to take an original and inspiring photo that fits the theme, then enter it! The more creative the better! This month’s theme is ‘Celebration’. You are free to interpret this however you like!
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- Entry Start: 01/12/2012?Entry Close: 31/01/2013
Tapas Paul shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards 2012
Pathshala student Tapas Paul was shortlisted in the Professional category under Nature and Wildlife
On Thursday 2 February, the World Photography Organisation announced the shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.? Billed as the global photographic event of the year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the established masters of the art.
The 2012 competition has garnered increased worldwide interest with over 112,000 entries from 171 countries, with the shortlisted images depicting the stories of extraordinary lives from around the world.
This year the honorary jury found the quality of work exceptionally strong across all categories, discovering many photographers new to the Sony World Photography Awards roster.
In being shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards, photographers can now look forward to the invaluable support of the World Photography Organisation, which includes having their work exhibited at a major exhibition at London?s Somerset House, to coincide with the award ceremony in April 2012.
Artistic Statement by Tapas Paul
A pause to breathe?
My photo story is based on Dhaka zoological garden which is a unique place for recreation. It is located in a pleasant natural landscape 16KM away from center of the city. It was established in 1974 and the zoo was opened in June 23, 1974 for visitors. About 3 million visitors visit this zoo every year. The environment of the zoo attracts people who get relief from the bustle and monotony of urban life.
The animals are in cages that are too small and conditions are inhospitable and the food supply is generally inadequate; visitors often throw junk food into the trash-strewn pens. The cages are small, dirty, and otherwise poorly maintained, but the zoo remains enormously popular among the Bangladeshi people and the ticket price is cheap. Though conditions seem to be improving in the country’s urban zoo, the progress is slow.?
It is ongoing project. My photo series is made up of a set of photos and tries to capture the loneliness of that space, animals and humans, make a triangular relationship with love. When I started working on the zoo it is seemed impossible to relate to it, but I spent lots of time in that place. I tried to just feel love for the animals, the space and then allowed that love into my photography.
I try to capture how this place makes a profound impression on millions of visitors to make a connection with animals and to be inspired by them to care about it.