The World Photography Organization manages the Sony World Photography Awards, which offer parallel competitions for professional photographers and for amateurs. Entry in competitions is free. This year’s deadline for submission is January 4, 2010. Information is available at the website, along with images of last year’s winners and amateur submissions. The winners deserve our attention, but others do as well. Images like this, for example:
Photograph of the department for newborn children, Pripyat’s hospital, Chernobyl alienation Zone, Ukraine, by Sergii Shchelkunov.