4 Singaporeans shortlisted in 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Congrats to 4 Singaporeans who had been shortlisted in the Youth and Open categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Here are the their photographs. Details in the caption. Read the Press Release for more information.

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Jameel Hamidou_Singapore_Shortlist_Open_Nature and Wildlife_2014

What are you staring at !?
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Joyce Le Mesurier_Singapore_Shortlist_Open_Arts and Culture_2014
Joyce Le Mesurier_Singapore_Shortlist_Open_Arts and Culture_2014

Bus Ride
Reuben Foong_Singapore_Shortlist_Youth_Portraits_2014

Here is the Press Release.

Press Release

Four Singaporean Photographers Shortlisted for 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

  • Three Singaporean photographers recognised in the Open categories, one in the Youth competition
  • Selected from nearly 140,000 from 166 countries
  • Images available for publication at press.worldphoto.org or via Image.net

(SINGAPORE, 4 February 2014) – Four Singaporean photographers were announced today to be on the shortlist of the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

The four photographers span both the Open and Youth competitions of the awards across three different categories. They were selected by a panel of photography industry experts from nearly 140,000 submissions by photographers from 166 countries, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history.

The photographers are:

Open categories – for enthusiasts and judged on a single image

  • Joyce Le Mesurier, Arts and Culture
  • Chin Boon Leng, Nature & Wildlife
  • Jameel Hamidou, Nature &Wildlife

Youth categories – for photographers under 20 years old

  • Reuben Foong, Portraits

In addition, ten images by Singaporean photographers were commended across the ten Open categories.

Each year the Sony World Photography Awards rewards the very finest contemporary international photography from the past year. The Singaporean shortlisted and commended photographers cover a diverse range of topics in their imagery, including a Bengal tiger at the Singapore zoo, stunning panoramas and a beautiful architecture shot of the Woh Hup complex in Singapore.

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All the Singaporean shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.  Tickets are now available at www.worldphoto.org/2014exhibition.

The winners of the ten Open categories and three Youth categories will be announced on 18 March and each will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

The Open and Youth category winners will then go forward to be considered for the Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth Photographer of the Year title, to be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 April. The overall winning Open photographer will receive $5,000 (USD).

The winners of the 14 Professional categories plus the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year recipient and $25,000 (USD) prize will also be revealed at the awards ceremony.

About Sony Electronics (Singapore) & Sony South East Asia

Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1st October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, and logistics and information systems.  As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit http://www.sony.com.sg/

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