The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards is now accepting submissions from the public.

The contest, which is based in London, seeks to showcase artists and amateurs around the world, and is open to photographers of all skill levels and ages. The competition has received over 700,000 submissions worldwide since its launch in 2007.

This year’s Sony World Photography Awards has four categories for submission: professional, student, youth (under 19 years of age) and open (for amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts). Prizes include a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

Entry to the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards is free and open until January 5, 2015.

Red panda captured in the Ocean Park located in Hong Kong. (Ekaterina Grigoryeva/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
Red panda captured in the Ocean Park located in Hong Kong. (Ekaterina Grigoryeva/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
A Kazakh eagle hunter is captured in the Altai Mountain range in Western Mongolia. (Lisa Vas/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
A Kazakh eagle hunter is captured in the Altai Mountain range in Western Mongolia. (Lisa Vas/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
The sun sets to arrive at Jökulsárlón, Iceland. (Andrew Gibson/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
The sun sets to arrive at Jökulsárlón, Iceland. (Andrew Gibson/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
A group of king penguins wandering on the beach hesitate to go to sea on a very dark day. (Stanley Leroux)
A group of king penguins wandering on the beach hesitate to go to sea on a very dark day. (Stanley Leroux)
A mouse finds itself under a large paw. (Juan Carlos Mimo Perez)
A mouse finds itself under a large paw. (Juan Carlos Mimo Perez)

 

A group of children play in the mud after playing football in Indonesia. (Alamsyah Rauf/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
A group of children play in the mud after playing football in Indonesia. (Alamsyah Rauf/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)

 

Light trails from a car at 1 a.m. as the fog clears in Trollstigen, Norway. (Christoph Schaarschmidt/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
Light trails from a car at 1 a.m. as the fog clears in Trollstigen, Norway. (Christoph Schaarschmidt/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
While sitting at Okaukuejo Waterhole in Etosha National Park, a massive herd of Elephants had come down to the waterhole for a drink. They provided ample photographic opportunities, with these two Bulls having a bit of a tussle, kicking up a lot of dust. (Seyms Brugger/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
While sitting at Okaukuejo Waterhole in Etosha National Park, a massive herd of Elephants had come down to the waterhole for a drink. They provided ample photographic opportunities, with these two Bulls having a bit of a tussle, kicking up a lot of dust. (Seyms Brugger/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
King penguins live together in rookeries of thousands. This photo was taken in South Georgia below the Antarctic Convergence. (Lisa Vaz/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
King penguins live together in rookeries of thousands. This photo was taken in South Georgia below the Antarctic Convergence. (Lisa Vaz/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)

 

Children play in a blooming sunflower field. (Ritwick Dey/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
Children play in a blooming sunflower field. (Ritwick Dey/2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
During the end of dry season in the Pantanal wetland, caimans concentrate in huge numbers along of the last remaining lakes still with fish. In these densely populated ponds they wait for the first rains of the wet season to start mating. (Luciano Candisani)
During the end of dry season in the Pantanal wetland, caimans concentrate in huge numbers along of the last remaining lakes still with fish. In these densely populated ponds they wait for the first rains of the wet season to start mating. (Luciano Candisani)
A delicate butterfly lands on some sharp teeth. (Juan Jesus Gonzalez Ahumada)
A delicate butterfly lands on some sharp teeth. (Juan Jesus Gonzalez Ahumada)
An orphaned Central American spider monkey explores a clothesline. (Claudio Contreras Koob)
An orphaned Central American spider monkey explores a clothesline. (Claudio Contreras Koob)

 

“Best Friends” by Santu Mondal, India Santu Mondal / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org
“Best Friends” by Santu Mondal, India Santu Mondal / 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / Via worldphoto.org

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