World Photography Organisation Awards competitions for the year 2017 is here again,Photographers of all class both young and those studying photography are all welcome to be part of this prestigious award organised by Sony.
The Sony World Photography Awards celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, a decade-long partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organisation, bringing you one of the world’s leading photography competitions. We aim to showcase the best photography in the world from the past year.
Free to enter and open to all photographers, the awards’ are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers.
In 2016 the total number of entries received since the first edition in 2007 surpassed 1 million images, reinforcing its position as one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in existence.
A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing untold exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.
Each Spring, the hugely popular Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, featuring a selection of winning, shortlisted and commended images, is curated at the landmark Somerset House, London.
The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions
*Please note: you may only enter one of the below competitions. Once you have successfully submitted your images into one of the below, you will not be able to enter the other competitions.
- Professional – 10 categories, judged on a body of work (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 11, 2018)
- Open – 10 categories, rewarding the best single images (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 4, 2018)
? National Awards – Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality
- Youth – for all photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – January 4, 2018)
- Student Focus – for those studying photography (Deadline: 13:00 GMT – December 4, 2017)