British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 now open

British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2012 now open

British wildlife photographers have a chance to win a cash prize of £5,000 and their work showcased in a national touring photography exhibition as the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2012 kick off.

With an overall prize fund worth £20,000, entries have now opened for the 2012 competition. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition, as well as reproduced in a book published by AA Publishing.

World Press Photo 2011 winner unveiled

World Press Photo 2011 - Credit: Samuel Aranda/Corbis Images/World Press Photo

The votes are in, and the World Press Photo of the Year 2011 award goes to Samuel Aranda from Spain.

Aranda, who was on assignment for The New York Times in Yemen, shot his image of a woman holding a wounded relative in her arms during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October 2011. The woman was inside a mosque being used as a field hospital by demonstrators who were clashing against the rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Sony World Photography Awards 2012 shortlist revealed

Sony World Photography Awards 2012 shortlist announced

The World Photography Organisation has revealed its shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.

Billed by organisers as the “global photographic event of the year,” the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 competition has recorded more than 112,000 entries from 171 countries, with the shortlisted images depicting a range of stories of extraordinary lives from around the world.