The Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today.

Through conducting a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competitions you believe suit your level and experience.

These competitions are your opportunity to showcase your skills and work to a global audience. Be inspired, pick up your camera and get creative! You may be our next winner!

The following competitions are now open for entries until January 4th 2013, 11:59pm (GMT):

Open Competition – for amateurs and enthusiasts.

Youth Award – for anyone aged 19 and under.

Moving Image Award – for those experimenting with moving image narrative formats. (Coming Soon!)

Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18 – 28

3D Award – for anyone using true 3D technology in photography or video

Professional Photographers:

The mission of our globally renowned Professional Competition is to discover highly skilled talent from photographers with a true passion for their field. This competition is for serious photographers who are in the process of building their professional reputation or have already achieved notoriety in their field.

The Professional Competition is now open for entries until January 9th 2013, 11:59pm (GMT).

What we provide:

We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

Judging and Winners Announcements:

The entries will be judged in January 2013 by our honorary judging panel, to be announced later in the year. The overall winners will be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony Gala taking place in April 2013.