5 Malaysians Have Made It To The Top 10 Of The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Five Malaysians photographers, including an 18-year-old student from Malaysia Multimedia University (MMU), have been shortlisted as the Top 10 of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Nursyafiqah Azlan's photo, titled "Unforgettable Memories", was taken during a family trip to Melaka and has been shortlisted for the Student Focus category. She will now be required to complete the final challenge alongside nine other finalists.
All shortlisted photographers in the Student Focus category are given Sony digital imaging equipment and will be flown to London to attend the awards ceremony on 20 April, with the winner receiving €30,000 (RM140,883) worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her university.
The other four Malaysian photographers who've made the cut are in the Open Competition, namely Ann Ric in the Nature category, Foley Hits (Culture), Jian Seng Soh (Street Photography), and Yong Lin Tan (Enhanced)
All shortlisted photographers in the Open Competition will have their work included in a digital exhibition at Somerset House, London and in the winners' book. Winners of each category will win Sony digital imaging equipment, while the overall Open Competition winner will win USD5,000 (RM22,252.50) and be flown to London for the awards ceremony.
According to Sony, over 227,000 images from 183 countries were submitted for the competition. Sony also commended 11 Malaysian photographers in the Open Competition, all of whom were among the Top 50 in the world for their photos.
They are Muslianshah Masrie (commended twice), Aaron Ng and Swee Hoe Lim in the Culture category, Andrew Lim (Nature), Azman Karib Ibrahim (Motion), Danny Yen Sin Wong, Wong Wai Sun, Sian Kooi Kua and Edwin Ong Wee Kee (Travel), Mun Khean Wong (architecture), and Ruzely Abdullah (street photography).
The winners for the category winners in the Open Competition will be announced on 28 March, while the overall winner and Student Focus winner will be revealed during the awards ceremony in London on 20 April
The work of all the shortlisted and commended photographers will also be exhibited alongside the winning images at the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition in Somerset House, London from 21 April to 7 May 2017.
More information on this year's awards here.
Malaysian photographers have had a pretty good track record at the Sony World Photography Awards in the past years: