The Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards Will Make You Melt

By Kat Hannaford on at

I didn't think the sneak peek we presented you of the winners' shortlist for the annual Sony World Photography Awards could get any better, but with the winners announced today, I'm trying very hard to scoop my jaw up from the floor over some of them.

The 10 category winners will all see their masterpieces exhibited at Somerset House this May, and published in the 2014 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. That's not the end of this year's competition, however -- all 10 of the images you see below are competing for the title of the Photographer of the Year, winning $5,000.

Which is your favourite? I'm torn between the panoramic, people and split second category winners. [Sony World Photography Awards]

Winner of the 'architecture' category, Holder Schmidtke

Winner of the 'arts and culture' category, Valerie Prudon

Winner of the 'enhanced' category, Kylli Sparre

Winner of the 'low light' category, Vlad Eftenie

Winner of the 'nature and wildlife' category, Gert van den Bosch

Winner of the 'panoramic' category Ivan Pedretti

Winner of the 'people' category Arup Ghosh

Winner of the 'smile' category Alpay Erdem

Winner of the 'split second' category, Hairul Azizi Harun

Winner of the 'travel' category, Li Chen