Sony World Photography Awards

22 June 2018


Closes: Various closing dates (see below)

Now in its 12th year, the goal of the Sony World Photography Awards competition is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

●     Professional - Recognising outstanding bodies of work​
(closes January 11th, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

●     Open - Rewarding the world’s best single images ​
(closes January 4th, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

●     Youth - Best single images by photographers aged 12-19
(closes January 4th, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

●     Student - For photography students worldwide
(closes November 30th, 2018 - 13:00 GMT)

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Picture copyright: Lanze Haung, 2nd place, Taiwan National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.