The World Photography Awards (WPA), sponsored by Sony, is an international showcase of the best images taken by renowned and undiscovered photographers alike. From landscape to music and photojournalism to fashion photography, the WPA is the first awards of its kind and is supported by hundreds of the industrys top photographers, critics, gallerists, directors, founders and more. The aim of the World Photography Awards is to unearth the images of the future while paying tribute to the visions of the past.
Featuring eleven different categories, both professional and amateur photographers will be invited to enter work to the World Photography Awards from 9th October 2007 until mid-January 2008. The winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals on 24th April 2008.
The eleven categories are:
For the professional awards, all submitted works will be judged by academy members and three finalists will be nominated in each of the eleven categories.
• liris dor
• One photograph will represent the image of the year and win liris dor which comprises:
o The title Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year as well as $25,000
o Entry into the World Photographic Academy for future years
o Exhibition showcase of winning image and 25 picture portfolio at the 2009 World Photography Awards
o Winning images exhibited on the World Photography Awards website and promoted to creatives worldwide
• Individual Category Awards
• Lifetime Achievement Award
For amateur awards, both international and interactive, the contest is allowing people from across the world to submit photographs online via the WPA website (an amateur competition that will run in parallel to the Professional Awards). Each photographer can submit up to three photographs per single category. The site aims to create an online community and social network in which people can interact, creating a destination point for amateur photographers across the globe.
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