Call for photographers of fashion, beauty, nature, sport, art...

Today on 1 June 2012, the 'Sony World Photography Awards 2013' opened the competition for professionals and amateur photographers in categories like fashion and beauty, lifestyle, people, art and culture, sport, or categories like 'Split Second' which is about capturing an ultimate high-speed moment such as the 'Dancing Queen' (image below) is an action-shot of a waterdrop collision.

The closing dates vary; 4 January 2013 for amateurs, 9 January for professionals, and the 'Student Focus Award' with special theme 'Celebration' (references the Olympic Summer Games in London) closes on 30 November 2012. Details about the different awards with individual categories, closing dates on

fig. original: 'Dancing Queen' by the German photographer Tobias Braeuning, who won in 2012 the Sony World Photography Award 'Open Photographer of the Year' in the category 'Split Second'. Photo: (C) Tobias Braeuning; courtesy of SWPA 2012. The photo shows an action-scene of a colorful waterdrop collision. The detailed description of the winning image is published on

fig. original: 'Table Stories4' by German photographer Peter Franck. The professional photographer is the winner of Sony World Photography Awards 2012 in commercial photography in the categories 'campaign' and 'fashion'. Photo: (C) Peter Franck; winner photo in commercial photography 'fashion', courtesy of SWPA 2012.

Source: Original article with images on


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