Submissions for the 15th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards are open from 1 June 2021 and free for all to enter via www.worldphoto.org.
Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent.
Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges.
Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four competitions: Professional, outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories; Open, rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories, Youth, a monthly brief for emerging talent aged 12-19, and Student, for photography students across the globe. The National Awards program will also reward local photographic talent.
2022 Prizes and Deadlines
The Sony World Photography Awards is open to submissions from 1 June 2021. Full competition and categories descriptions can be found at www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards
Deadlines for submission across the Awards’ four competitions are:
Professional: 14 January 2022, 13:00 GMT
Open: 7 January 2022, 13:00 GMT
Student: 30 November 2021, 13:00 GMT
Youth: Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from 1 June to 31 December, 2021
All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year. All winning and shortlisted photographers’ works will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London and will then be toured internationally. The winning images will also be published in the annual Awards’ book.