Sony World Photography Awards 2020 - Photography competition

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Call for photographers: Sony World Photography Awards 2020 is now open for entries!

Sony World Photography Awards 2020

CALL FOR ENTRY: The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world, now is open for entries in its 2020 edition inviting all professional, amateur, youth and student photographers to partecipate.


• About •

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards, one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world and an authoritative voice in the industry, has been recently opened for entries for 2020.

Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis. Now in its 13th year, it aims to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

Categories are:

• Professional
• Open
• Youth
• Student

There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

Professional competition

Free to enter and open to anyone submitting a series of 5 to 10 images per category
Judged on a body of work across 10 diverse categories
Photographers must submit a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 images
1 overall winner, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place + up to 10 shortlisted photographers per category

Open competition

Free to enter and open to anyone submitting single images taken in 2019
Rewarding the best single images across 10 diverse categories
1 overall winner, 1 winner and up to 15 shortlisted images per category

Youth competition

Free to enter and open to all 12-19 year-olds, asked to submit single images taken in 2019
New format for 2020: Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from June 1 to December 31, 2019
Photographers can enter up to 3 single images per month
Judges will select up to 10 images per month, including one winner
All the judge’s monthly picks will compete to be named Youth Photographer of the Year

Organizer are looking for the next generation of talented photographers! The Youth competition, for everyone aged 12-19, recognizes that a love for photography often starts at a young age. The competition helps young photographers grow and flourish into the next stages of their careers. Judges are looking for good composition, creativity and clear photography.

Student competition

Free to enter for anyone undertaking a full-time photography program
Institutions must be registered for their students to take part
Students answer a set brief with 5 to 10 images
Awards for one overall winner and up to 10 shortlisted photographers

The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up of the photographic industry's most esteemed individuals.

There is no entry fees to partecipate!


It's free to enter!

• Eligibility •

The Sony World Photography Awards 2020 is open to professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world.

• Prize •

The following prizes will be awarded: Professional competition

Photographer of the Year - $25,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Category winners - Flights & accommodation to awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Finalists - Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London

Open competition

Open Photographer of the Year - $5,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in London / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Category winners - Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in the exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners’ book

Youth competition

Youth competition winner - Flights and accommodation to awards in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners’ book

Student competition

Student competition winner - Student Photographer of the Year receives €30,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her institution and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
Shortlist - 10 shortlisted photographers receive lights and accommodation to the Awards ceremony in London, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in Sony World Photography Awards book and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

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