Entries to the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards close early in January for the Professional Open and Youth competitions (the Student Focus competition closed on 6 December).

The annual competition is organised by the World Photography Organisation and, since its launch in 2007, has attracted more than 700,000 images from 230 countries. The current competition is split into four categories:
– Professional ““ 15 categories judged on a series of work;
– Open ““ 10 categories judged on a single image;
– Youth ““ three categories for photographers under 20. Judged on a single image;
– Student Focus ““ for higher education photography students aged 18-30.

The Open and Youth competitions will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 5 January 2015 with the exception of the Professional competition, which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 8 January 2015.   Full details about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation can be found at www.worldphoto.org