2013 Sony World Photography Awards

A cup of tea, some smiling children and a spider’s view of the world are among the winners of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

Welcome to the World of the Spider, by Krasimir Matarov, winner in the Nature & Wildlife category
Welcome to the World of the Spider, by Krasimir Matarov, winner in the Nature and Wildlife category

The winners of the Open, Youth and 3D strands of the competition have been announced, with the Open category attracting nearly 55 000 entries from all over the world.

Winning images include Matías Gálvez’s image of a sugar lump being dropped in a cup of tea (in the ‘Split Second’ category):

Splash by Matías Gálvez, winner in the Split Second category
Splash by Matías Gálvez, winner in the Split Second category

And this charming image from Ming Hui Guan, which won the appropriately named ‘Smile’ category:

Cebula by Ming Hui Guan/Mac Kwan, winner in the Smile category
Cebula by Ming Hui Guan/Mac Kwan, winner in the Smile category

The Open category winners will now compete for a $5000 overall prize, and all images will be displayed at the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at London’s Somerset House.

Fire Dragon of 'Fung Shun' by Gilbert Yu, winner in the Arts and Culture category
Fire Dragon of ‘Fung Shun’ by Gilbert Yu, winner in the Arts and Culture category

The winners of the Youth and 3D competitions have also been announced, with Alecsandra Dragoi among the Youth winners with this image of ‘New Year’s Eve traditions in Romania’:

Traditions by Alecsandra Dragoi, one of the winners in the Youth competition
Traditions by Alecsandra Dragoi, one of the winners in the Youth competition

The 2013 World Photography Awards Exhibition is at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R, from 26 April-12 May.

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