The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, are now open for entries.
The 11th edition of the Awards is marked by the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition, ‘Creative’ and ‘Discovery’, and an important new opportunity for award-winners to secure a grant to fund future photographic projects.
All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions will receive digital imaging equipment. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the overall Open competition winner.
The annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London will include the works of all category winners plus many of the shortlisted Awards photographers. The Exhibition will then be toured internationally. The images will also be published in the annual Awards winners’ book and all shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure via dedicated marketing and press campaigns.
The Sony World Photography Awards comprise of four competitions:
- Professional – 10 categories judged upon a body of work (5-10 images)
- Open – best single images across 10 categories
- Youth – young photographers aged 12-19 responding to a brief with a single image
- Student Focus – for those studying photography
Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.