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Sony World Photography Awards 2019

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The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. 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 $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

Find out more and enter for free:


The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

  • Professional - Recognising outstanding bodies of work​ 
    (closes January 11, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

  • Open - Rewarding the world’s best single images ​
    (closes January 4, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

  • Youth - Best single images by photographers aged 12-19 loses January 4, 2019 - 13:00 GMT)

  • Student - For photography students worldwide 
    (closes November 30, 2018 - 13:00 GMT)

For more information and to apply be sure to visit the Event Website and click on "Sony World Photography Awardsin the main menu.


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