Sony's hunting for the UK's best photographer

As part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, the search is on the for the best UK photographer. In addition to the 15 Professional categories, 10 Open categories, the Student Focus competition for higher education photography students aged 18-28, and a Youth Competition for photographers under the age of 20 that comprise the competition, the winner of the UK National Award will be chosen from entries to the 2014 Open category taken by UK nationals. The Open competition categories are: architecture, arts & culture, enhanced, low-light, nature & wildlife, panoramic, people, smile, split second, and travel.

Whichever talented person is selected as the best in the UK, the announcement will be made on 18 March 2014. The winner will receive Sony camera equipment and see her or his work displayed alongside the two runners up, as well as the winners and runners up from the other categories, at 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition held in London from 1-18 May 2014.

Entry is free and can be completed via the World Photo website. All of the necessary terms and conditions are there, too. But the crucial factor is the deadline for entries: 6 January 2014.