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SONY World Photography Awards 2018
Total awards: 30000 $
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Info & Rules

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Contest info


Hello, the “SONY World Photography Awards 2018” are now open for entries, to both amateur and professional photographers worldwide for free. Join this online competition by clicking the green button "Join" in the top right corner. The latest (11th) edition of the Awards will provide more opportunities than ever, this is your best chance yet of displaying your photography and increasing your exposure. All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions will receive innovative digital imaging equipment. Cash prizes of $25000 dollars will be presented to the "Photographer of the Year" and $5000 dollars to the "Open Photographer of the Year". There is 2 new challenging categories in the "Professional competition", "Creative" and "Discovery", and great new opportunity for award-winners to secure a grant to fund future photographic projects. The "Open competition" returns with ten diverse categories to test photographers abilities and find the best single image in the world from the past year. The Youth contest will reward the best young photographers, between 12 - 19 years. Those who study photography will be challenged again by the Student Focus program. An international panel of high profile photographers will award prizes. Winning this contest, can give new opportunities and amazing cash prizes to the participants. This can be really good start for everybody. Winners will be awarded with a cash prizes. Participate online in international competitions like this, to develop your professional portfolio and win prizes.

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Start date

8 August 2017  -  4 January 2018







Photographer of the Year - $25,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London Category winners - Flights & accommodation to awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London Finalists - Awards ceremony tickets / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London

General rules


Copyrights & Usage Rights: 7.1 The World Photography Organisation recognises You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry. 7.2 All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the World Photography Organisation, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony in April 2018. Please see https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/2018/professional for full terms & conditions.


Age restriction: 14 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide