Student and Youth Competitions 2021. Shortlists Announced
On January 26th, the World Photography Organisation announced the shortlisted photographers in the Student and Youth competitions of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Winners of Student Photography of the Year and Youth Photographer of the Year will be revealed on 15 April via the World Photography Organisation’s online and video platforms.The Student shortlist features bodies of work by 10 students at leading higher education institutions from across the world. The ten students have now moved to the second stage of the competition and are each awarded with Sony digital imaging equipment to help complete their second brief.This year’s Student shortlist was judged by Kate Simpson, Associate Editor, Aesthetica Magazine.
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The five majors (Applied Illustration, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Multimedia & Photography) focus on creative and industry-related practical knowledge and skills, with the remaining three components delivering vital context and theory that set our graduates apart in the South African job market.
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