Three 3D finalists - the Sony World Photography Awards

'The Three Guys' by Michele Abramo Puricelli (aka Michael Abraham), Italy, Finalist, 3D competition, 2013 Sony World Photography

Last year's Sony World Photography Awards saw the inclusion of a 3D category, reflecting the revival of the interest in and the continued innovation of the genre. This year the category was opened up for entries again, and this morning its three finalists were announced.

First there's Michele Abramo Puricelli (aka Michael Abraham), from Italy, who has been working with 3D imagery since 2009. His image, The Three Guys, was taken of three desert guides in Morocco, before embarking on a trip across the Sahara.

Matjaž Tančič is from Slovenia but now splits his time between Beijing and Ljubljana. It was the Hui-style living rooms in old village houses in Yixian, China that inspired his final-reaching image, Timekeeper.

Warehouse Wonderland is American Nick Saglimbeni's entry. It was shot as a fashion feature for WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful #2. WMB 3D: World's Most Beautiful was the first magazine to be designed and photographed entirely in 3D.

The winner of the category will be announced on 19 March, treated to a trip to the awards ceremony in London, and presented with a bundle of Sony 3D photography equipment.

If you want to see the images for yourself, the three finalists will be exhibited at the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, held at Somerset House, London, between 26 April and 12 May.