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These Stunning Photographs From Around The World Are Shortlisted For Sony's Photo Award

Professionals and amateurs alike compete to be the world's best photographer.

Posted on February 26, 2015, at 6:56 p.m. ET

The Sony 2015 World Photography Awards says its aim is simple: "To recognize and reward the best contemporary photography in the world."

It is free to enter and claims to be the world's biggest photography competition. They welcome entries from professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.

The awards are divided into five competitions: Professional (judged on a series), Open (single image submission), Youth (photographers under 19), and Mobile (taken with a cell phone).

Each of the competitions are divided into further categories, such as People, Sport, Travel, etc.

Nothing from mobile seems to have been accepted.

Here are the 35 photographs shortlisted for the 2015 World Photography Awards:

Sport, Professional, Poland. Marcin Klocek
Marcin Klocek / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sport, Professional, Poland. Marcin Klocek

Sport, Open, Singapore. Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong
Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sport, Open, Singapore. Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong

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Arts and Culture, Open, Poland. Adrian Jaszczak
Adrian Jaszczak / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Arts and Culture, Open, Poland. Adrian Jaszczak

Portraiture, Open, France. Christian Berthelot
Christian Berthelot / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraiture, Open, France. Christian Berthelot

Arts and Culture, Open, Indonesia. Aprison Aprison
Aprison Aprison

Arts and Culture, Open, Indonesia. Aprison Aprison

People, Open, Iran. Saeed Barikani
Saeed Barikani

People, Open, Iran. Saeed Barikani

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Landscape, Professional, Russia. Danila Tkachenko
Danila Tkachenko / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Landscape, Professional, Russia. Danila Tkachenko

Landscape, Professional, Italy. Giulio Di Sturco
Giulio Di Sturco / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Landscape, Professional, Italy. Giulio Di Sturco

Campaign, Professional, United Kingdom. Jonathan Syer
Jonathan Syer / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Campaign, Professional, United Kingdom. Jonathan Syer

Lifestyle, Professional, United Kingdom. Julia Fullerton-batten
Julia Fullerton-batten / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Lifestyle, Professional, United Kingdom. Julia Fullerton-batten

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Still Life, Open, Finland. Kimmo Metsaranta
Kimmo Metsaranta / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Still Life, Open, Finland. Kimmo Metsaranta

Nature and Wildlife, Open, Australia. Melissa Little
Melissa Little

Nature and Wildlife, Open, Australia. Melissa Little

Landscape, Professional, United Kingdom. Simon Butterworth
Simon Butterworth / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Landscape, Professional, United Kingdom. Simon Butterworth

Architecture, Open, Australia. Gina Alderson-Hicks
Gina Alderson-hicks / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Architecture, Open, Australia. Gina Alderson-Hicks

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Architecture, Open, Germany. Jargen Schrepfer
Jargen Schrepfer

Architecture, Open, Germany. Jargen Schrepfer

Architecture, Professional, Italy. Massimo Siragusa
Massimo Siragusa / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Architecture, Professional, Italy. Massimo Siragusa

Current Affairs, Professional, Ukraine. Vladyslav Musiienko
Vladyslav Musiienko / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Current Affairs, Professional, Ukraine. Vladyslav Musiienko

People, Open, Belgium. Liza Van Der Stock
Liza Van Der Stock

People, Open, Belgium. Liza Van Der Stock

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Conceptual, Professional, France. Daesung Lee
Daesung Lee / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Conceptual, Professional, France. Daesung Lee

Arts and Culture, Professional, Israel. Gili Yaari
Gili Yaari / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Arts and Culture, Professional, Israel. Gili Yaari

Contemporary Issues, Professional, South Africa. Brent Stirton
Brent Stirton / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Contemporary Issues, Professional, South Africa. Brent Stirton

Nature and Wildlife, Open, Indonesia. Harfian Herdi
Harfian Herdi

Nature and Wildlife, Open, Indonesia. Harfian Herdi

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People, Open, United Kingdom. Simon Morris
Simon Morris / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

People, Open, United Kingdom. Simon Morris

Smile, Open, Ameirca. Christine Kapuschinsky Johnson
Christine Kapuschinsky Johnson / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Smile, Open, Ameirca. Christine Kapuschinsky Johnson

Contemporary Issues, Professional, United States. Lisa Krantz
Lisa Krantz / San Antonio Express-News / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Contemporary Issues, Professional, United States. Lisa Krantz

People, Professional, Germany. Sabine Lewandowski
Sabine Lewandowski / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

People, Professional, Germany. Sabine Lewandowski

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People, Open, Sweden. Johan Bavman
Johan Bavman / Moment / Institute / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

People, Open, Sweden. Johan Bavman

Smile, Open, Kenya. Joseph Makeni
Joseph Makeni

Smile, Open, Kenya. Joseph Makeni

Portraiture, Open, United Kingdom. Dougie Wallace
Dougie Wallace / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraiture, Open, United Kingdom. Dougie Wallace

Travel, Open, Iran. Farid Sani
Farid Sani / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Travel, Open, Iran. Farid Sani

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Youth Culture, Open, Singapore. David Pereira
David Pereira / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Youth Culture, Open, Singapore. David Pereira

Portraiture, Open, Denmark. Jens Juul
Jens Juul / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraiture, Open, Denmark. Jens Juul

Sport, Open, Germany. Sascha Fromm
Sascha Fromm / TA / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sport, Open, Germany. Sascha Fromm

Lifestyle, Professional, Russia. Lifestyle, Professional, Russia. Ramil Gilvanov
Ramil Gilvanov / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Lifestyle, Professional, Russia. Lifestyle, Professional, Russia. Ramil Gilvanov

Youth Portrait, Open, Israel. Adi Dekel
Adi Dekel / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Youth Portrait, Open, Israel. Adi Dekel

The first photographer listed is named Marcin Klocek, and submitted to the professional category. An earlier version of this post misspelled his name and mislabeled his entry category.

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