Competition | Sony World Photography Awards 2017

kei-nomiyama-japan-open-photographer-2016-sony-world-photography-awardsDeadline: 10 January

Marking its 10th anniversary, Sony World Photography Awards — the world’s largest photography competition has opened for entries, for 2017.

Open to all photographers, the Awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and short-listed photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

Hosted by the World Photography Organisation, the Awards are open for work in four main competition categories: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The 2017 edition sees new categories introduced across the all competitions challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries.

Categories of the Professional Competition:

  • Architecture
  • Conceptual
  • Landscape
  • Natural World
  • Portraiture
  • Still Life
  • Current Affairs and News
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Daily Life
  • Sport


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

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The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 180 countries, their aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.

No Submission Fee to enter.

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