The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognized as the leading global photographic awards program in existence today.
Launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture. Through a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competition you believe suit your level and experience.
The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.
Supporting the celebration, is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.
The competitions are judged each year by new juries selected from the World Photographic Academy and wider global industry.
– Professional Competition – for serious photographers.
– Open Competition – for amateurs and enthusiasts.
– Student Focus – for those studying photography.
– Youth Award – for anyone aged 19 and under.