Seven Australian photographers were announced today among the shortlisted entries in the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

The list includes one finalist in the Professional competition and four shortlisted Open photographers. They were selected by a panel of photography industry experts from nearly 140,000 submissions by photographers from 166 countries, the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. The photographers selected are:
Professional category finalist ““ for serious photographers and judged on a body of work: Chloe Bartram, Arts and Culture;
Professional categories shortlist ““ for serious photographers and judged on a body of work: Kate Geraghty, Contemporary Issues and Adam Pretty, Sport;
Open categories ““ for enthusiasts and judged on a single image: Alison Crea, Split Second; Neville Jones, Travel; Eddie New, Travel and Valerie Prudon, Arts and Culture.

In addition, nine images by Australian photographers were commended across the ten Open Categories.

All the Australian shortlisted and finalist images will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.   Tickets are now available at The winners of the Open will be announced on 18 March and each will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

As a Professional finalist, Chloe Bartram’s intimate look behind the scenes of a child beauty pageant will now be considered for the Professional Arts and Culture Photographer of the Year title, the winner of which will be revealed on 30 April at a gala awards ceremony in London.   She will also have her work published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.

All 14 Professional category winners, the overall Open Photographer of the Year and the coveted L’Iris D’Or/ Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year title will also be announced at the London ceremony on 30 April. The L’Iris D’Or winner will receive $25,000 (USD) and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000 (USD). All winners, including category winners, will also receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. For more information go to