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2020 National & Regional Awards

Celebrating local photographic talent across the world


  • All images entered into the Open competition are automatically considered for the National & Regional Awards program

  • All winners receive Sony digital imaging equipment, are included in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London and are published in the Sony World Photography Awards Awards’ book

  • All images must have been taken in 2019

  • Please see 'Rules' below for full image eligibility criteria

  • Closing deadline: January 7, 2020 at 13.00 GMT


Unique in its scale and influence, the National & Regional Awards program celebrates and rewards local photographic talent across more than 60 countries & regions.

Expert judges uncover the best single images from each of the countries entered into the National & Regional Awards. Winners are given Sony digital imaging equipment as well as global and local exposure. In addition, a number of National & Regional Award winners will be brought to London to attend the inspiring 2020 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony.

If your country or region appears on the right-hand side of this page, then any images you submit into the Open competition’s ten categories will be automatically entered into the National & Regional Awards.




“Winning a National Award was a huge reward for my hard work and this acknowledgment has made me focus even more on my work as a photographer. Sony and the World Photography Organisation have helped me gain some extraordinary exposure around the world!”

- Mikkel Beiter, Winner, 2018 Denmark National Award


Please note: To be eligible for your National & Regional Award you must hold the nationality of the country and currently be residing in the country at the time of the Award (June 1, 2019 - April, 2020).*

*exceptions apply, see individual National & Regional Awards pages for more details.

2020 National & Regional Awards Winners

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2019 National Awards

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2018 National Awards

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2017 National Awards

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2016 National Awards

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2015 National Awards

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2014 National Awards

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