2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Thank you
© Alejandro Cegarra, Venezuela, 3rd Place, Contemporary Issues, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Thank you to all who entered the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards!

The Shortlist will be revealed on 24th February


Sony World Photography Awards

About the Awards:

The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest and most comprehensive photography competition in existence today.

Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, the Awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture, recognising the very best in contemporary photography annually. By building relationships with each of our shortlisted and winning photographers, our team works to provide the competition's showcased photographers with maximum exposure through comprehensive press and marketing campaigns and opportunities to connect with industry leaders.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

The competitions are judged each year by new juries selected from the World Photographic Academy and wider global industry.

The Competitions: 

Professional Competition - for those focusing on a series of work.

Open Competition - for amateurs and enthusiasts.

Student Focus - for those studying photography.

Youth Award - for anyone aged 19 and under.

SWPA BookWhat we provide:

We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

Right Image: Annual Winners Book, 2012.  Designed by Alan Bates.  The 2014 Winners Book is available for purchase here.

For all press enquires, please visit our Press Centre here.

2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn
2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn