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WPO Announce Open & Youth Award Winners - The World Photography Organisation have announced the Open and Youth category winners in the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.
|Image Title: In Between ©Ana Gregoric, Slovenia, Open Category Winner, People, Sony World Photography Awards 2012|
Billed as the global photographic event of the year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the established masters of the art.
|Image Title: San Francisco ©Filippo Di Rosa, Italy, Open Category Winner, Architecture, Sony World Photography Awards 2012|
The Open Competition is for anyone with an interest in photography and photographers are judged on a single image. The category winners are:
- Architecture: Filippo Di Rosa (Italy)
- Arts & Culture: Sanket K (India)
- Enhanced: Victor Vargas Villafuerte (Mexico)
- Low Light: Natalia Belentsova (Russian Federation)
- Nature & Wildlife: Giovanni Frescura (Italy)
- Panoramic: Denise Worden (United States)
- People: Ana Gregorič (Slovenia)
- Smile: Piotr Stasiuk (Poland)
- Split Second: Tobias Bräuning (Germany)
- Travel: Krzysztof Browko (Poland)
|Image Title: Carolina Morning ©Denise Worden, United States, Open Category Winner, Panoramic, Sony World Photography Awards 2012|
New for the 2012 Awards, the Youth Competition is open to anyone under the age of 20. The category winners are:
- Culture: Kolyaskin Sergey (Russian Federation)
- Environment: Bernard Pieterse (South Africa)
- Portraits: Karina Sembe (Ukraine)
|Image Title: Sossusvlei ©Bernard Pieterse, South Africa, Youth Category Winner, Environment, Sony World Photography Awards 2012|
The overall Open and Youth competition winners will be announced at the annual Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and gala dinner on 26 April at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane. For more information please visit the World Photography Organisation website.