Call for applications for Sony World Photography Awards 2019. The Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, the goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards’ photographers are showcased across these platforms throughout the year – from a featured week on Instagram, to a showcase interview seen by millions, or the photographer’s latest show/news announced via our social channels.

Sony World Photography Awards Details:

Host Organisation:
  • Sony
Categories:

The Sony World Photography Awards has four categories:

  • Professional Category: Recognising outstanding bodies of work​
  • Open Category: Rewarding the world’s best single images
  • Youth: Best single images by photographers aged 12-19
  • Student: For photography students worldwide
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Prize:
  • Professional Category
    • 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
    • 2nd / 3rd place: Awards ceremony ticket / Publication in winners’ book / Included in the annual exhibition at Somerset House, London
    • Shortlist: Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London
  • Open Category
    • 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 Category
    • 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 Category: All 10 shortlisted photographers are given Sony Digital Imaging equipment and flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony, with the winner receiving 30,000€ worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her institution.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • The contest is open to all and free to enter
How to Apply:

You can apply through the online application system. You can only enter one of the following competitions: Professional, Open or Youth.

Application Deadline:
  • Apply for the Professional category by January 11, 2019
  • Apply for the Open category by January 4, 2019
  • Apply for the Youth category by January 4, 2019
  • Apply for the Student category by November 30, 2018
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