All you need to know: what’s new in the 2022 Awards
Today is an exciting day at the World Photography Organisation as we launch our 15th Sony World Photography Awards. Believing the photographic medium should be as democractic as possible, photographers from around the globe can enter for free.
Since 2007 the Awards has rewarded some of the most exciting and talented photographers and showcased a huge range of genres, styles and points of view. Just take a look at our Success Stories page, where you can see just some of the photographic artists who have enjoyed the career boosting benefits the competitions can bring to awarded photographers.
The four competitions cater to all different types of photographers, making sure you can choose the right competition for you.
Our mission is to support photographers around the world, to celebrate and show their work, as well as nurture the medium of photography on a global scale.
Our value lies in the integrity of our expertise, our years of experience and the strength of our relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world.
The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography which activates initiatives, in over 50 countries each year, that help support artists working in the medium of photography. From international exhibition tours, online competitions, and prestigious awards to collaborative projects and high-end art fairs, we embrace photography in all its forms, and are dedicated to the success of our community of artists and photographers.
The Professional competition is designed for any photographers of all levels (you don’t have to be a fully fledged professional!) who have five to 10 images they’d like to enter to the Awards. Photographers can enter all 10 categories if they wish – each series submitted just needs to be different. Nine out of the ten categories ask for those images to be a series, so related in subject matter. The Portfolio category (new for last year’s awards) asks for single images highlighting the breadth of a photographer’s work. Take a look at last year’s finalists to understand what we’re after. If you’re considering the Portfolio category, please note that images must be taken in the last three years, with a minimum number of five images from 2021. If you’re based in Latin America, you will automatically be eligible for the Latin America Professional Award, an initiative launched in collaboration with Sony Latin America, find out more here.
We host a year-round portfolio of events to celebrate photography, including the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s leading photography competition, and PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography.
The World Photography Organisation is part of the Angus Montgomery Arts group, the leading art fair organiser in Asia-Pacific with more than 40 years’ experience in the contemporary art sphere. Led by Sandy Angus as Chairman and Scott Gray as CEO, Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to building successful arts events around the world. The current portfolio includes: Art Central Hong Kong, PHOTOFAIRS l Shanghai, Art SG (Singapore), India Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, Taipei Dangdai (Taiwan) and Art Düsseldorf (Germany).