Photo credit: Anthony Lepinay

The World Photography Organisation has today announced that a Mobile Photography category has been added to the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards. Photographers can enter up to 3 images taken with any mobile phone for free. Advance and Premium WPO members can enter more photographs. 

The brief to answer is the following: "You get out of life what you put in. Push past the obvious and see the inspiration all around you. Discover the extraordinary by using your mobile phone to view the world through a different lens."  

Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director, World Photography Organisation said: “With today’s incredible technology at our fingertips we have ability to capture the everyday events that actually form part of the unique fabric of our lives. Most of us document our own history every day with our mobile phones and think nothing of it. This category allows us to look a little closer at those otherwise ordinary moments.”

Photographs will be judged as a single shot rather than a series of work by the following panel of judges who will shortlist up to 20 of the best shots which will be showcased on the WPO website from 10-17 March and be voted on by the public:

  • Anna Dickson, Director of Photography, Huffington Post, US
  • Chris Hudson, Group Art Editor, National Geographic Traveller, UK
  • Anthony Lepinay, Photographer and Creative Director, France
  • Alvin Soon, Associate Editor, HWM and HardwareZone.com
  • Evgeny Tchebotarev, CPO and Co-Founder, 500px, Canada

The winning photographer will be invited on a trip to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 23 April. They will also receive a Sony Mobile product bundle including the flagship Xperia™smartphone and tablet. Two runners up will receive other Sony Mobile products and all shortlisted images will be on display at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24 April - 10 May.

Via: Amateur Photographer