Sony World Photography Awards


EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday October 27, 2008

Calling all budding architecture photographers...

Have you got what it takes to be the next Ezra Stoller? The The Sony World Photography Awards - the global competition which honours both professional and amateur photographers -is inviting all budding photographers of architecture to submit their work for the 2009 SWPA Architecture amateur category.

The SWPA Amateur Architecture Photographer of the Year will be showcased as part of the official 2009 Finalists exhibition in Cannes and be part of the annual SWPA Global Tour.

One grand prize winner will be selected from the eight category winners by the 2009 Judging Committee and will be awarded The Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year.

The overall winner and a guest will be flown to Cannes, receive two nights' accommodation in a luxury hotel on the famous Croisette, receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony on 16 April 2009, and will receive $5000.

The Sony World Photography Awards are entirely international, welcoming people from across the globe to submit their photographs into an exciting amateur competition, which is run alongside the Professional Awards. They are judged by some of the most renowned names in the industry including Tom Stoddart and Elliott Erwitt.

The competition is free to enter and the submission deadline is December 31, 2008. The winner will be announced on March 17, 2009. There are eight amateur categories in total.

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