Sony World Photography Awards

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 selected Universities. Students are required to submit five 5 – 10 images responding to a brief. 

Prizes

• 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.

Competitions Timeline

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2025 open 1 June 2024, 13:00 (BST)
  • Student competition closes 29 November 2024, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Youth competition closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Open competition (including National & Regional Awards and Alpha Female Award) closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Professional competition (including Latin America Professional Award and Sustainability Prize) closes 10 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)

Website link: https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards

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