Again, it would appear to be the case that cheating in Photo competitions just isn’t worth it. First, it was the World Press Photo winner, now it’s the Sony World Photography Awards — Youth Award. The message should be clear by now. Cheat and you will be found out.
According to a report by Photocritic, the winner of the Culture category in the Youth World Photography Awards, Borhan Mardani was disqualified due to lying about the age he was when he took the award-winning photograph.