2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Enter the world’s largest and one of the most respected photography awards for free today! Sony World Photography Awards, one of the leading photographic awards, are looking for the best photography from 2016. The awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture. The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London at Somerset House.

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

Professional: 10 categories, judged on a body of work.
Open: 10 categories, judged on a single image, open to all
Youth: 3 categories, for photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief.
Student Focus: for those studying photography

Closing Date

Professional Competition: January 10th 2017
Open and Youth Competitions: January 5th 2017
Student Focus Competition: December 5th 2016

Categories

The awards offer categories across all genres of photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography. The categories include: current affairs; nature & wildlife; arts & culture, portraiture; contemporary issues; sport; landscape; still life; lifestyle; architecture, and more.

Prizes

The Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year wins: $25,000.
The Sony World Photography Awards, Open Photographer of the Year wins: $5,000.

Entry Fee

Free.

Entry Requirements

The Sony World Photography Awards are open to all photographers of all ages and skill levels. If you wish to enter the Professional Competition you will not be able to enter the Open Competition and vice versa. If you wish to enter the Youth Award, you will not be able to enter the Professional or Open Competitions.

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