Sony World Photography Awards 2018

Deadline: 9 January 2018
Open to: professional photographers, young photographers aged 12-19, persons studying photography
Awards: cash prizes of 25,000 USD will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and 5,000 USD to the overall Open competition winner

Description

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, are now open for entries. The 11th edition of the Awards is marked by the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition:

  • Creative
  • Discovery 

and this an important new opportunity for award-winners to secure a grant to fund future photographic projects.

Eligibility

The Sony World Photography Awards comprise of four competitions:

  • Professional – 10 categories judged upon a body of work (5-10 images);
  • Open – best single images across 10 categories;
  • Youth – young photographers aged 12-19 responding to a brief with a single image;
  • Student Focus – for those studying photography.

Award

The annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London will include the works of all category winners plus many of the shortlisted Awards photographers. The Exhibition will then be toured internationally. The images will also be published in the annual Awards winners’ book and all shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure via dedicated marketing and press campaigns.

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions will receive digital imaging equipment. In addition, cash prizes of 25,000 USD will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and 5,000 USD to the overall Open competition winner.

How to Apply?

You can enter the competition here.

For more information please visit the official website