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National & Regional Awards: first look

4 months ago

It’s the second Sony World Photography Awards announcement of the season! The National & Regional Awards is an initiative that places local talent on an international stage - and its winners and shortlist were unveiled earlier this morning. This diverse selection of photographs is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of view and offering a chance to discover our planet through a different lens.

© Tran Tuan Viet, National Awards 1st Place, Vietnam, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

An impressive number of over 395,000 images from over 220 countries and territories were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.

© Mohammad Mirza, Kuwait, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

With 54 countries participating in this year’s programme, the photographs in the National & Regional Awards take you on an exciting journey around the world.

© Abdulla AL-Mushaifri, Qatar, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024


But it’s not just the incredible locations that will make you look twice - the awarded photographers also showcase their unique styles, utilise creative techniques and explore intriguing angles.

© Dhiky Aditya, Indonesia, Winner, National Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

This year the programme continues spotlighting artists from specific regions in the European Regional Awards, set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony Europe: the awards are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Romania & Moldova Regional Award; the Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Regional Award; the Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Regional Award; and the Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria & North Macedonia Regional Award.

© Diana Morozovskaia, Moldova, Republic Of, Shortlist, Regional Awards, Sony World Photography Awards 2024

The National and Regional Awards programme continues to illustrate how contemporary photographers around the globe capture their world - and celebrate their unique perspectives. Alongside promotion on the World Photography Organisation channels, winners receive Sony digital imaging kit plus inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibition.

The next announcement is sooner than you think - the Professional competition finalists and shortlist as well as the Latin America Professional Award shortlist reveal is later this month.