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2017 Sony World Photography Awards now open for entries

8 years ago

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, the 10th anniversary of the world's largest photography competition, is now open for entries.

Free to enter and open to all photographers, each year the Sony World Photography Awards attracts both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best photography from the past 12 months to a global audience.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards, with exciting new categories in each of the competitions. 

“We are extremely proud to reach our 10th anniversary. We are committed to challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries in the years to come.”  - Scott Gray, CEO, World Photography Organisation

Photographers are welcome to enter their work for free into any of the awards’ four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus.

“The award changed my life and beyond the great visibility obtained allowed me to create solid relations of friendships and professional collaborations that I otherwise would not have been able to obtain” - Andrea Rossato, 3rd Place, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The National Awards

An expert panel of judges is also tasked with uncovering and honouring the best single image taken by a photographer from each National Awards country. Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality (please check if your individual country is participating).