The 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards will provide more opportunities than ever before to win prizes and showcase your work on a global stage. Now in its 11th year, the prestigious Awards have made a few exciting changes for photographers among the two of the four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus.
The Sony World Photography Awards 2018 is Open for Entries with Awards has Four Competitions!
- • PROFESSIONAL – 10 categories, judged on a body of work
- • OPEN- 10 categories, rewarding the best single images
- • YOUTH – for all photographers aged 12-19, a single image responding to one brief
- • STUDENT FOCUS – for those studying photography
National Awards – Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality.
From the 2018 Professional category winners, Sony will award multiple grants of $7,000 to selected photographers to pursue their photographic projects. Each shortlisted photographer from the Student Focus competition will be awarded $3,500 to work together on a new photographic commission set by Sony and the World Photography Organisation.
In addition to international exposure, all category winners of the competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. The Photographer of the Year and the overall Open competition winner will receive $25,000 and $5,000, respectively. Additionally, all category winners and many shortlisted photographers will be showcased at the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London and exhibited internationally. The images will be published in a winners’ book, as well.
According to the World Photography Organisation, “Artistic interpretation, integrity and technical ability are the key factors for judges across all categories of the Awards.”
Please note: you may only enter one of the below competitions. Once you have successfully submitted your images into one of the below, you will not be able to enter the other competitions.