Sony Alpha Female Season 4

  By Ryley Smith

Sony Alpha is excited to be kicking off the fourth season of Alpha Female! This outstanding program is allowing the world to see, hear and experience perspectives that make the photography and video industry even richer. Whatever your gender, ethnicity, or professional level, you can make your voice heard and contribute to our society’s understanding of the female and minority perspectives! 

There are 12 grant packages available, for U.S. or Canada-based visual content creators over the age of 18. Of these 12 grant packages, grant winners will receive a $5,000 grant to fund a specific photo or video project geared toward furthering the female or minority perspective. As well, winners will receive a full-frame Sony camera and lens, a full year of Adobe Creator Cloud, courtesy of our partners at Adobe, and a full year of Sony Pro Support membership. Finally, grant-winning projects will be promoted on Sony’s platforms. 

This is a no-lose experience because, at the least, you will have the opportunity to start something you’ve never officially articulated or taken the steps toward making a reality. In the best-case scenario, you’ll win an Alpha Female+ grant package, your life will be forever changed for the better and an entire community will get the benefit of hearing your perspective! 

For more information on this season of Alpha Female+ and to apply, check out Sony Alpha Universe’s Website!

If you want to learn more about the program and ask your questions live, join Sony for their 2021 Alpha Female+ kick-off event on Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 PM MDT. 



Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.