Picture credit: Christian Aslund, Sweden, 1st Place, Campaign, Professional Competition, 2013, Sony World Photography Awards

The 2013 Open category was won by Hoang Hiep Nguyen from Vietnam.

However, there were no UK entrants among this year’s category winners.

Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang took the $25,000 professional title with her portraits of people who survived the country’s terror atrocities in 2011.

This year’s Open section comprises 10 categories, each to be judged on a single image.

The 2013 contest pulled in more than 120,000 entries.

The closing date for the Open competition is 6 January 2014.

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