the winners of swpa 2009 have been announced.
sony world photography awards (swpa) is one of the largest photographic events in the world aiming to promote the work of photographers worldwide. all finalists will be exhibited at palais des festivals in cannes, france.
the first place winner of each category will be flown out to cannes, receive 2 nights accommodation in a luxury hotel on the famous croisette and receive vip tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the april 16, 2009 which they will be awarded $25,000 along with sony camera equipement. (the winning amateur photographer will receive $5,000 cash prize and sony camera equipment) the winners will also receive week-long passes to attend the world photography festival screenings, workshops, exhibitions, talks and other events taking place throughout the city of cannes from april 14 – 19, 2009.
the 2010 sony world photography awards will be open for entries (both professionals and amateurs) from the june 1, 2009. if you are a photographer, just get yourself ready for the next competition.