Sony has been putting on its World Picture Award ceremony for the past 13 years. This year has seen countless entries, all examples of the beauty and terror of the world, each creating an immaculate portrayal of different cultures, landscapes, and commentary.
The contest is arranged by the World Photography Organization with the top contenders of each 10 categories competing for a $5,000 cash prize. Each entry has been chosen from a shortlist of 100 entries. Many of the front runner are from Australia, China, Italy, UK, Columbia and Argentina.
Current Global Issues Have Cancelled Award Ceremony
Due to current global events, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the award ceremony. Fortunately, it did not cancel the winners. An accompanying exhibition at London’s Somerset House, originally set to open Friday, has also been canceled. The judges will instead announce the winners online on June 9.
Typically, the award ceremony hosts a multitude of celebrities, actors and photography specialists. This year however has changed. With COVID-19 keeping many at home or in localized, small number areas, the ability to have a large group of people together for an award ceremony has been put on the back burner.
Sony Stands As A Testament for Photography
Sony is not only one of the largest electronic brands in the world, but it is also one of the leading camera makers in the world. It is no doubt that they are a figurehead in photography.
Sony currently represents a large percentage of camera sales worldwide and continues to grow and innovate effective camera technology. From lenses and DSLR’s to a plethora of innovative camera equipment, Sony has given the world the ability to push the boundaries of what the camera can do.
The winner will be announced on June 9th. The world will get to see images in a way that nobody has seen before.