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Deadline: 5th January 2011
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Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of The Year

sonyworldphotographyawardsprof2010.jpg (15 KB)Submit your work for the chance to become the next Professional Photographer of the Year and win the coveted prize, L’iris d’Or, along with prize money of $25,000.The professional is a serious photographer with a true passion for the job – the art of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product.

Submissions must be based on a body of work and contain a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 10 images.

Within the Professional competition, three distinct sectors within photography are discovered and awarded. The Commercial, Fine Art and Photojournalism & Documentary genres are all equally recognised and sought after.

The Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition welcomes both published and unpublished work to be entered within each category listed under the three main genres.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Winner of “L’iris d’Or” – Best overall photograph will receive:* Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of The Year”* $25,000 * Entry into the “World Photographic Academy” * Exhibition showcase of winning image and 25 picture portfolio at the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards * Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide. * Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011 * Sony digital SLR camera equipment. Winners of each individual category will receive: * Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards category name Photographer of The Year”* Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011 * Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide * Sony digital SLR camera equipment. ELIGIBILITY: All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: WPO recognizes You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by WPO, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony on 27th April 2011. You hereby grant WPO a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of the SWPA event and/or competition, including, but not limited too: (a) judging the Competition (b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting WPO and organised by WPO (c) inclusion within the Website, a World Photography Awards book, magazine or similar (d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by WPO, in the promotion of the WPO (e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the WPO or any third party following the individual agreement by the author (f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition (g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Any photograph used by WPO shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as WPO uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure. You acknowledge that it is Your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party, for example, but not limited to the insertion of a watermark. WPO and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

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