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Sony World Photography Awards 2019

 © Nick Dolding

Now in its 12th year, the Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19 year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of US$30,000 plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

With the power to kick-start and shape careers, photographers are provided with an unprecedented stage to showcase their work, powered by a series of tailored global press and media campaigns. Previous winners and shortlisted photographers have gone on to be represented by renowned galleries and institutions, and their work has been featured in major publications around the world.

Equally, each year we recognise one of the world’s most influential photographers through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award; previous recipients have included Martin Parr, William Eggleston and Candida Höfer.
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Sony Alpha Awards 2018

© John Ford

The Alpha Awards return in 2018 to bring together the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand, captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses. The Awards aim to drive creativity, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike and provide a platform to showcase the very best Alpha Photography work.

For this year’s competition, photographers can submit their work across 7 categories, including; portrait, landscape, macro, sports, editorial, nature, and abstract.

Primary and high school students will also be able to showcase their photography skills through an exciting and unique youth competition.

Competition Dates
The competition commences on Monday, February 19th, and closes for submissions on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner will enjoy a return flight to Tanzania to take part in a unique and memorable guided photography tour with World Photo Adventures. This once-in-a-lifetime trip will take the winner through the breathtaking sites of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Ndutu Plains and the Serengeti over 13 days and includes accommodation, meals and land transportation. The winner will also receive Sony Alpha camera gear to the value of $3000.

Category Prizes
The winner of each category will be awarded with Sony Alpha camera gear valued at $2000.

To view last year’s winning photographs visit

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ZEISS Photography Award 2018

© Kevin Faingnaert

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). The theme “Untold Stories” can and should be understood in the broadest sense – the works can examine the familiar from a new perspective or cover topics that have not received much attention up until now. The goal is for photographers to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Photographers are asked to submit a series of 5 – 10 images, including a description of the images, online. Entries close February 6, 2018.

The winner and the shortlist with up to ten photographers will be announced on April 3, 2018. The winners will receive attractive prizes, including ZEISS lenses of their choice with a total value of 12,000 euros as well as 3,000 euros to cover travel costs for a photo project. The awards ceremony will be held in London on April 19, 2018, as part of the Sony World Photography Awards.

The winning photos and the selected photos from the shortlist will simultaneously be presented at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at the Somerset House in London, with the winner participating in the exhibition opening. In addition, ZEISS will invite the winner to the company’s headquarters in Germany. Here they will gain insight into the world of ZEISS and can familiarize themselves with ZEISS lenses. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to personally work with ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation.

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Sony World Photography Awards 2018

© Camilo Diaz

The Sony World Photography Awards celebrated its 11th anniversary this year, a decade-long partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organisation, bringing you one of the world’s leading photography competitions.

Free to enter and open to all photographers, the awards’ are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers.

In 2016 the total number of entries received since the first edition in 2007 surpassed 1 million images, reinforcing its position as one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in existence.

A total prize fund of US$30,000 plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing untold exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.

Each Spring, the hugely popular Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, featuring a selection of winning, shortlisted and commended images, is curated at the landmark Somerset House, London.

For more information and to enter visit