The winners were selected from more than 230,000 images submitted from 186 countries around the world. These winning images represent the best single photographs in 3 Youth and 10 Open categories. The overall Youth and Open Photographers Of The Year will be announced on April 21st in London.
The 2016 Sony World Photography Winners In the Youth Competition Are:
Culture - Sepehr Jamshidi Fard, Iran (age 17)
Environment - Anais Stupka, Italy (age 12)
Portraits - Sam Delaware, United States (age 18)
The 2016 Sony World Photography Winners In The Open Competition Are:
Architecture - Filip Wolak, Poland
Arts & Culture - Swee Choo Oh, Malaysia
Enhanced - Pedro Díaz Molins, Spain
Low Light - Kei Nomiyama, Japan
Nature & Wildlife - Michaela Šmídová, Czech Republic
Panoramic - Markus van Hauten, Germany
People - Alexandre Meneghini, Brazil
Smile - Alex Ingle, Scotland
Split Second - Chaiyot Chanyam, Thailand
Travel - Andrej Tarfila, Slovenia
Regarding the 2016 entries, Jael Marschner, former picture editor of Time Out London/Sunday Times Travel and Chair of the 2016 Open Competition writes, “The quality of photography was outstanding… Judging such remarkable photographs against each other was a wonderful yet almost impossible task. Hopefully you will enjoy the winners’ work as much as I have.”
Scott Gray, CEO, World Photography Organisation writes, “Nurturing and supporting photographers is at the heart of the Sony World Photography Awards. Nowhere is this more clear than in the Open and Youth competitions which each focus on identifying and promoting amateur and enthusiast photographers.”
Each category winner receives the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony and will have their images shown at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8th May and published in the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
These winners will now compete to win the title of the overall Open or Youth Photographer of the Year, which will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony in London on 21st April.
Congratulations to all of the Open and Youth Competition winners!
Check back when the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Professional, Open, Youth and Student Photographers Of The Year Winners are announced on April 21st in London.
You can learn more about the Sony World Photography Awards competition at www.worldphoto.org.