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Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners of the Open and Youth categories of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. Selected from over 70,000 entries worldwide, here we showcase the work of the thirteen amateur photographers who claimed the top prizes. An overall winner will be announced by World Photography Organisation next month.

Smile Alpay Erdem, Turkey

Open – Smile: Alpay Erdem, Turkey
Picture: Alpay Erdem/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Low Light Vlad Eftenie, Romania

Open – Low Light: Vlad Eftenie, Romania
Picture: Vlad Eftenie/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Architecture Holger Schmidtke, Germany

Open – Architecture: Holger Schmidtke, Germany
Picture: Holger Schmidtk/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Arts and Culture Valerie Prudon, France

Open – Arts and Culture: Valerie Prudon, France
Picture: Valerie Prudon/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

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Open – Enchanced: Kylli Sparre, Estonia
Picture: Kylli Sparre/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Panorama Ivan Pedretti, Italy

Open – Panorama: Ivan Pedretti, Italy
Picture: Ivan Pedretti/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

People Arup Ghosh, India

Open – People: Arup Ghosh, India
Picture: Arup Ghosh/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Split Second Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia

Open – Split Second: Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia
Picture: Hairul Azizi Harun/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Travel Chen Li, China

Open – Travel: Chen Li, China
Picture: Chen Li/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Turjoy Chowdhury Bangladesh won the Environment award with this portrait

The Youth competition was open to photographers under the age of 20. Turjoy Chowdhury of Bangladesh won the Environment award with this portrait.
Picture: Turjoy Chowdhury/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Wildlife and Nature Gert Van Den Bosch, Netherlands

Open – Wildlife and Nature: Gert Van Den Bosch, Netherlands
Picture: Gert Van Der Bosch/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Youth - Portraits Paulina Metzscher, Germany

Youth – Portraits: Paulina Metzscher, Germany
Picture: Paulina Metzscher/2014 Sony Photographic Awards

Youth Culture Borhan Mardani, Iran

Youth – Culture: Borhan Mardani, Iran
Picture: Borhan Mardani/2014 Sony Photographic Awards