2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winners

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26 February 2019

By | 26 February 2019

The second round of winners in the 2019 Awards has been revealed. The overall winners will be announced on 17 April

On 26 February, the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards proudly revealed the winners of their Open competition and National Awards.

This year, the Sony Awards received a record-breaking number of submissions. To be more precise, 327,000 images from 195 countries and territories entered the 2019 competition.

The winners of the ten diverse Open categories will now compete for the title of the Open Photographer of the Year. The overall winner will be announced on 17 April, winning $5,000.

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersCzech photographer Martin Stranka took a double victory in the National Awards and Creative Open competition, Dreamers and Warriors — Martin Stranka / Sony World Photography Awards

Showcasing the best contemporary photography worldwide

The Sony Awards comprise four competitions in total: Professional, Open, Youth, and Student.

On 5 February earlier this year, the shortlist for Student and Youth competition was announced.

2019 is the 12th year of the Awards. Its goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will be on display at Somerset House in London between 18 April and 6 May 2019.

The 2020 Awards will open for submissions on 1 June 2019.

2019 Open competition winners

Architecture: Philippe Sarfati, French, an image of Heatwave — Philippe Sarfati  / Sony World Photography Awards 2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersArchitecture: Philippe Sarfati, Heatwave — Philippe Sarfati / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersCulture: Pan Jianhua, Shadow Puppetry — Pan Jianhua / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersMotion: Christy Lee Rogers, Harmony — Christy Lee Rogers / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersLandscape: Hal Gage, Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Oregon — Hal Gage / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersNatural World and Wildlife: Tracey Lund, Underwater Gannets — Tracey Lund / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersPortraiture: Richard Ansett, Grayson Perry — Birth — Richard Ansett / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersStill Life: Rachel Yee Lam Lai, Peony and Leaves — Rachel Yee Lam Lai / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersStreet Photography: Carole Pariat, Open-Air Toilet — Carole Pariat / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersTravel: Nicolas Boyer, Woman Wearing a Wedding Dress — Nicolas Boyer / Sony World Photography Awards

And some picks from the 2019 Sony National Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersHendrik Mändla, National Awards, Estonian — Hendrik Mändla / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersMaster Na, National Awards, South Korean — Master Na / Sony World Photography Awards

 

2019 Sony World Photography Awards announces Open competition and National Awards winnersMohammad Mirza, National Awards, Kuwaiti — Mohammad Mirza, Sony World Photography Awards