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by: Laura Cooke @laurajcooke   ·    20 March 2014

Fresh perspective

Take a look at some of the beautiful winning images taken by amateur photographers in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, writes LAURA COOKE.

The annual Sony World Photography Awards celebrates excellence in photography in a wide variety of categories. Open to professional photographers, youth photographers and photography enthusiasts, more than 70 000 images were submitted for this year’s competition.

While the winners in the professional category haven’t been selected yet, the results are in for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions. 

Take a look at the top ten winners from the Open category, which is open to photography enthusiasts from across the world.

For more, go to www.worldphoto.org.

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Low Light Vlad Eftenie, Romania. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Enhanced Kylli Sparre, Estonia. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Smile Alpay Erdem, Turkey. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
People Arup Ghosh, India. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Travel Li Chen, China. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Nature & Wildlife Gert van den Bosch, Netherlands. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Split Second Hairul Azizi Harun, Malaysia. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Architecture Holger Schmidtke, Germany. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Panoramic Ivan Pedretti, Italy. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Arts and Culture Valerie Prudon, Australia. 2014 Sony World Photography Awards