Sony Adds New Mobile Phone Photo Prize to World Photography Awards 2015

©Anthony Lepinay

Smartphone photography has taken another step towards legitimacy. The World Photography Organization has launched a new award dedicated to mobile photography at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

According to contest organizers, the latest camera technology in mobile phones has created increased accessibility for photographers. With mobile devices, moments can be captured in nearly any circumstance or location and everyone with access to a phone can document daily life.

The mobile phone category at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards recognizes this new creative freedom and how mobile photography has helped redefine the way in which photographers approach their art.

Photographers (of all skill levels) have one month from today to submit their best image that answers this brief: You get out of life what you put in. Entries are free at and must be made before the closing date on February 27, 2015.

The Judging panel includes:

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, Singapore

Evgeny Tchebotarev, CPO and Co-Founder, 500px, Canada

The shortlist will be showcased on the World Photography Organisation website,, and one winner will be chosen via a public vote running on the website from March 10-17.

The photographer of the public’s favourite picture will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on April 23, 2015 and will receive a Sony Mobile product bundle including the flagship Xperia smartphone and a tablet. Photographers can enter up to 3 images for free via  Full conditions of entry are available on the website.

More info about the Sony World Photography Awards and the World Photography Organisation here.