Sony World Photography Awards 2022 for Students & Professional Photographers ($30,000 (USD) prize plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment)

Application Deadline: January 14th 2022

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 180 countries, their aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.

Open to all photographers, the Awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and short-listed photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

Competition Field

  • Professional – 10 categories, judged on a body of work
  • Open – 10 categories, rewarding the best single images
    ○ National Awards – Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality (please check if your individual country is participating).
  • Youth – for all photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief
  • Student Focus – for those studying photography

Eligibility: All submitted images must have been taken in 2016.

View individual eligibility, selection criteria and procedure for each competition on the Competition Webpage (Right-Hand Corner)

Benefits: 

Global exposure is given to not only to the overall winners, but also to shortlisted and commended photographers.

Recognised photographers can receive:

  • Exhibition at Somerset House, London
  • Potential to be included in international exhibitions
  • Inclusion in the annual Sony World Photography Awards book
  • Potential to work with Sony and other partners on a variety of projects

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022

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