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Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organization is now inviting entries from amateur as well as professional photographers for Sony Photography Awards. There are multiple competitions that you can participate in. All the contests are free to enter and comprise five to ten categories. You can submit up to ten photographs at maximum. This is a world-level competition and any individual of any age is welcome to participate. There are different prescribed deadlines for different categories. You can find the details below.

Photography is a mode of presenting your view of the world from your lenses. This is the opportunity for you to present your talent to the world and win exciting gifts as well as monetary rewards ranging between $5,000 USD to $25,000 USD. Also, since it is a world-level competition, your work will get a wide audience and exposure for further career betterment. You can participate in any of the categories you are comfortable with. Please do not miss the chance to show your talent. All the best.

Established in 2007, World Photography Organization aims to raise the level of conversation around photography worldwide, via a year-round event like exhibitions, awards, and competitions. Their mission is to support the photographers worldwide, to celebrate and support their work, and nurture the medium of photography on a global scale.

Brief Description  

Refer to the table below for further details:

Educational LevelN/A
Access modeOnline
Number of AwardsMultiple
Application DeadlineMultiple
Application feesN/A

Who is Eligible?

The eligibility criteria to enter each of the competition is listed below:

  • Professional Competition:
  • Free to enter.
  • The participant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Any professional photographer of any nationality is eligible to participate.
  • Check the rules here.
  • Open Competition:
  • Free to enter.
  • The competition is open to all the individuals of every age.
  • Check the rules here
  • Student Competition:
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • All the individuals between 18 to 30 years of age undertaking a full-time photography programme are eligible to participate.
  • Check the rules here.
  • Youth Competition:
  • Free to enter.
  • All the individuals between the age of 12 to 19 are eligible to participate.
  • Check the rules here.

How to Apply?

For participating in the Sony World Photography Awards, follow the mentioned guidelines:

  • Professional Competition:
  • Submit 5 to 10 images under each category.
  • There are ten diverse categories that you can enter into.
  • Click here to enter.
  • Open Competition
  • Submit only one image that is taken in 2021.
  • There are ten diverse categories to enter.
  • Click here to enter.
  • Student Competition:
  • Submit up to 5 to 10 images.
  • Click here to enter
  • Youth Competition
  • Participants can submit up to three images every month.
  • Click here to enter


The winning candidates will get huge sum of money and exciting gifts. The list goes as mentioned below:

  • Professional Competition: $25,000 and a range of Sony digital equipment, and many more.
  • Open Competition: $5,000 and top Sony digital imaging equipment, and further more.
  • Student Competition: Top Sony digital imaging equipment.
  • Youth Competition: Top Sony digital imaging equipment.

Application Deadline

The last date until when your submissions will be accepted depends on the type of competition you are willing to enter. Please complete all the formalities before the deadline for consideration of your candidature.

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