Expired: Sony World Photography Awards 2017

Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards are organised annually by World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony.

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional competition, Open competition, Youth competition, Student Focus

• Professional competition
All entrants must be over 18. There are 10 categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Landscape, Natural World, Portraiture, Still Life, Current Affairs & News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Sport. You may enter a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images per category.

• Open competition
The competition is open to anyone. There are 10 categories: Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel. Each entrant can submit up to three images. The images can be entered in different categories or all images can be entered into a single category. All submitted images must have been taken in 2016.
By entering the Open competition you are automatically entered into the National Awards competition.

• Youth competition
To enter the Youth competition you must be aged between 12-19. The theme of the competiton is “Beauty”. All submitted images must have been taken in 2016.

• Student Focus
The competition is for all students studying an element of photography within a higher education course. Students must be between 18 – 30 years of age. To take part in the Student Focus competition your university needs to be registered.

Awards:-
• Professional competition
Photographer of the Year – $25,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Category winners – Flights & accommodation to awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist – Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London

• Open competition
Open Competition winner – $5,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in London / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Category winners – Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist – Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners’ book

• Youth competition
Youth competition winner – Flights and accommodation to awards in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist – Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners’ book

• Student Focus
All shortlisted photographers are given Sony digital imaging equipment and flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony, with the winner receiving €30,000 worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her university.

Deadline:-
• Professional competition – 10th January 2017
• Open competition – 5th January 2017
• Youth competition – 5th January 2017
• Student Focus – 5th December 2016