National Award 2016
© KimLee, In Ho, Winner, Korea, National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
All submitted images must have been taken in 2015.
All entries are taken from the 10 categories of the Open competition.
Please ensure your nationality is correct on your entry otherwise your image will not be considered for your local National Award.
Find out if your country is taking part bellow.
Working across over 50 countries, from Australia to Argentina, our judges are looking for the single best shot taken by a local photographer. Find out if your country is taking part here.
Judges will award per country:
- 1 winner
- Up to 10 shortlisted photographers
Prizes and Benefits
All winning and shortlisted photographers will be included in a global press campaign, featured across the WPO website and exhibited at Somerset House, London in April 2016.
Additional prizes vary according to country but include:
- Sony product
- Flights and accommodation to awards in London
- Advance and Premium WPO membership
Ruth Jiménez, Winner, Ecuador National Award, 2015
“(Because of the award) I feel deeper inspiration to keep working in this profession. Without any question the fact that I represented my country with this achievement made me feel very proud. Going to London was an amazing dream come true! I had the chance to meet and share with an excellent group of Latin photographers who were National Award winners of their countries. Now, we are in touch sharing our work and opinions helping and supporting each other.”
Andrew Suryono, Winner, Indonesia National Award, 2015
“It was very exciting to see my image featured in big sites such as Daily Mail, Telegraph, CNN, National Geographic, Huffington Post, etc. Being flown to London as part of my prize was absolutely superb. It was definitely one of my life's unforgettable experiences.”
- To enter the National Award you must submit your work to any of the ten Open categories
- Basic Members - up to 3 photographs for free, submitted into one category or spread across multiple categories
- Increase your chances by upgrading to Advanced Membership (enter up to 8 images) or Premium Membership (enter up to 20 images).
Please note, once you enter this competition you will not be able to enter the Youth or Professional Competitions.
This is the list of countries that are taking part on the 2016 National award. You can see last year's winners by clicking on the images.