Sony World Photography Awards 2024

Sony World Photography Awards 2024

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The Sony World Photography Awards are held annually by the World Photography Organisation.

World Photography Organisation is a leading global platform dedicated to the development and advancement of photographic culture. Its programming and competition initiatives provide valuable opportunities for artists working in photography and help broaden the conversation around their work.

The Sony World Photography Awards is World Photography Organisation’s principal programme. Established in 2007, it is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious photography competitions; celebrating the work of leading and emerging practitioners and attracting tens of thousands of visitors annually to its exhibitions worldwide.

World Photography Organisation is the photography strand of Creo, responsible for delivering initiatives and programming across three sectors: photography, film and contemporary art.

With its unparalleled reach, the Sony World Photography Awards elevate the careers of photographers to the next level. Since the beginning, the Awards have championed inclusivity and access by being free to enter. Acting as an insight into photography today in all its diversity, the Awards spotlights photographers telling the stories of our time.

There are four competitions:

• Professional competition 
All entrants must be over 18. Photographers must submit a series of 5 to 10 images per category. 

• Open competition
The competition is open to anyone. The Open competition rewards outstanding single images across ten categories.

• Youth competition
The competition is open to young photographers under 19 year-olds. Photographers can enter up to three images relating to the theme ‘Through Your Eyes’.

• Student competition 
The competition is open to all students of photography from World Photography Organisation’s selected Universities. Students are required to submit five 5 – 110 images responding to a brief. 


• Professional competition – 12 January 2024
• Open competition – 5 January 2024
• Youth competition – 5 January 2024
• Student competition – 30 November 2023

Entry fee
Entry is free.


Professional competition:

Photographer of the Year – $25,000 (USD) and Sony digital imaging equipment.
Category winners – Sony digital imaging equipment.

Open competition:

Overall winner – $5,000 (USD) and Sony digital imaging equipment.
Category winners – Sony digital imaging equipment.

Youth competition: Youth Photographer of the Year – Sony digital imaging equipment.

Student competition: Overall winner – Sony digital imaging equipment.

Website link: Sony World Photography Awards | World Photography Organisation

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