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Win a Sony camera plus a portfolio review

By World Photography Organisation | 2 weeks ago

For the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition we’ve introduced the Portfolio category so photographers who don’t have a series where the images are related in subject matter or narrative can still share and be rewarded for their best images. 

Submissions entered to the Portfolio category can be a mixture of commissioned and personal work, and be a variety of genres – from fashion editorial to studio shoots to commercial work. Judges will be looking for submissions where the photographer’s technical skills are evident and consistent. Photographers will need to enter between five to 10 images. 

To celebrate this new category we’re running an Instagram competition where you can win a Sony RX100 VII camera (RRP £1,200!) plus a free 20-minute portfolio review by World Photography Organisation CEO Scott Gray. Open until 29.10.2020, you can take part by following the steps below. Make sure you read our DO’S and DON’Ts before you enter so your submission is correct. 


REMEMBER - THE DO’S AND DON’TS

  • If you’ve already entered the Portfolio category just complete steps three and four below. 
     
  • If you’ve entered another category in the Professional competition you can still participate in the Professional competition as you can enter all 10 categories (you’ve just got to enter different series). 
     
  • Don’t enter a photo project to the Portfolio category. Images in this category should not be related by subject matter or narrative. 
     
  • Please note you can only enter the Professional or Open competition. You cannot participate in both competitions. 
     

HOW TO ENTER 

  1. Follow the World Photography Organisation Instagram account
     
  2. Register or login to the Sony World Photography Awards competition website on https://users.worldphoto.org/user
     
  3. Go to the Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition page, click on the Portfolio category and submit your best images before 29th October 2020. Top tip: you can upload your images directly from Instagram. 
     
  4. Upload the images you submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards Portfolio category to your personal Instagram account and include the two hashtags #swpaportfolio #swpa

Hurry! The Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Instagram Portfolio contest closes on 29.10.2020!

Terms and Conditions

1. The promoters of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Portfolio Instagram competition ("Contest") is The World Photography Organisation, 9 Manchester Square, London, W1U 3PL. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Instagram is hereby completely released of all liability by each participant in this Contest.

2. The Contest is open to individuals aged over 18 who have a personal Instagram account. Employees of the World Photography Organisation and their family members are not eligible to enter.

3. The Contest will start on 8th October 2020 at 13:00 (BST) and will end on 29th October 2020 AT 13:00 (GMT).  ("Contest Period")

4. To enter the Contest you must complete the following steps:

  1. Follow the World Photography Organisation Instagram account
  2. Register or login to the Sony World Photography Awards competition website on https://users.worldphoto.org/user
  3. Go to the Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition page, click on the Portfolio category and submit your best images before 29th October 2020. Top tip: you can upload your images directly from Instagram. 
  4. Upload the images you submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards Portfolio category to your personal Instagram account and include the TWO hashtags #swpaportfolio #swpa

5. Your Instagram account must be set to public in order to participate in the competition. Once posted, your photo must remain on your Instagram account until the end of the Contest Period (6th November), otherwise your entry may not be acknowledged.

6. By submitting photos in accordance with section 4 above and entering the Contest, participants will be deemed to have accepted and to be bound by the Contest rules and these terms and conditions. 

7. Entrants can submit five to 10 images to participate, but each photo must be unique and comply with these terms and conditions.

8. Participants are prohibited from tagging or entering any defamatory, libellous, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, or unlawful material (both in respect of photos and any associated comments/tags) or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or Instagram’s terms of use. Participants may not submit photos that include watermarks, photo credits or any third party brands.


9. The World Photography Organisation will review all eligible entries submitted to the Contest during the Contest Period and the photos will be judged, for their power to communicate a visual narrative with excellent technical and creative skills. A shortlist of entries will be selected by the World Photography Organisation on the basis of the preceding criteria. The winner will be chosen by the World Photography Organisation. 

10. The participant whose image has been selected as the winning entry will be contacted by email and the winner will be announced on the World Photography Organisation website and social media after 20th November, 2020. The World Photography Organisation will then follow up with the potential winner via email with instructions on how to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the email within two weeks (4 December, 2020), the participant will not be eligible to receive the prize and an alternative winner from the shortlist will be selected. A maximum of three (3) alternate winners will be contacted.

11. No cash or credit alternative is available. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable. Should the prize become unavailable for any reason, the World Photography Organisation reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of equivalent value.

12. The winner shall be fully and solely responsible for any individual tax liability relating to receipt of the prize(s) and, by accepting their prize, winners agree to release the World Photography Organisation from any such liability.

13. See Professional competition rules for copyright and image usage.

14. By entering photos into the Contest, the participant warrants that: (1) the photos comply fully with the contest rules and these terms and conditions; (2) the photos do not infringe the rights of any third party (including the right of publicity, privacy or any other equivalent rights of a person) and that permission has been obtained to use the image of any person included in any of the submitted photos. The participant acknowledges that the submission of images from third party sources (including, for example, other websites or blogs) is prohibited and use of such photos without permission may constitute infringement of copyright.

15. Entries may be excluded or prizes rescinded if World Photography Organisation reasonably determines that there has been an infringement of the entry requirements, these terms and conditions or public order and morality.

16. Failure by the World Photography Organisation to enforce any of these rules or terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

17. Unless local law in the participant’s country of residence provides otherwise, the Contest, including the entry requirements and these terms and conditions are governed by English law any dispute will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

18. All of the rules for the Professional competition apply to this contest, the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Portfolio Instagram competition. Submitted photos must have been taken in 2020. See rules for entering Professional competition