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Deadline: 5th January 2011
Entry Fee: Free

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year

wpawards.png (2 KB)The Power of Imaging… Enter the world where image is passion.The Open competition seeks the true amateur – the lover of photography – to enter a single image, capturing that perfect moment. All ages and levels of expertise are welcomed in this competition where image is everything and imagination is the only necessary ingredient.

Whether your passion is animals, places, people, sport, or travel, you could be the next to win $5,000 and a trip to the next Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and World Photography Festival in London!

Competition Categories:

Action, After Dark, Architecture, Arts & Culture, Fashion, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile and Travel

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Winner of the Best overall photograph will receive:* Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year”* $5,000* 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 ELIGIBILITY: All Amateur Photographers 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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