18 March 2014
Last updated at 04:27 ET
The winners of the open and youth categories in this year's Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. Alpay Erdem, from Turkey, was the winner in the smile category.
The winners were selected from more than 70,000 entries from around the world. Poor God, submitted by Arup Ghosh from India, won the people category.
"My photo Rain in Ancient Town was shot in southern China and shows the scene of people travelling during the rainy season," said Chen Li, winner of the travel category.
Gert van den Bosch from the Netherlands was the winner in the nature and wildlife category, with this image of a pony in the snow.
The split-second category winner was Hairul Azisi Harun from Malaysia with Photographer story - Behind the scene.
Holger Schmidtke, from Germany, was the winner in the architecture category, with an image called Under the staircase.
Starry Lighthouse, by Ivan Pedretti, was judged the best entry in the panoramic category.
Rescue operation by Estonian Kylli Sparre was the winner of the open-enhanced category.
Rodeo, taken by Valerie Prudon from France, triumphed in the arts and culture section. The photo was taken in Branxton, Australia, in October 2013.
First Snow, captured at the 41 tram station at Turda Boulevard in Bucharest by Vlad Eftenie, was placed first in the low-light category.
Paulina Metzscher won the Youth portraits category with this image made on a night train in China.
Turjoy Chowdhury, from Bangladesh, came first in the youth environment category. The 10 open winners and the three youth winners will compete for two overall prizes announced 30 April, with the winning work to be exhibited at Somerset House, London, 1-18 May 2014.