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Winner and shortlist announced 2020 November Youth competition

4 years ago

Seven competitions, seven chances: this year’s format for the Sony World Photography Awards Youth competition gives you more opportunities to be the next Youth Photographer of the Year. Below are the winning and shortlisted entries from the November competition, where we asked photographers aged 12-19 years old to submit their best street photographs. 

‘F/8 and be there’, that’s the mantra many photographers keep front of mind when out shooting life on the city’s streets. One of the most popular genres within the medium today, great street photography is all about framing, imagination and an appreciation for the human condition. We asked to see your best street photographs. Judges will reward single images that capture a chance encounter or a random incident within a public place, normally often offering a glimpse into human life.

Congratulations to all successful photographers below. The winner will also be featured on our weekly newsletter, social media channels and be in the running for the Youth Photographer of the Year title (announced in April 2020).


Hsien-Pang Hsieh, Taiwan 



Soumarghya Dhara, India 

Anna Kulminskaya, Russian Federation

Ruizhe Wang, China (Mainland)

Luthfi Ihwanudin Imani, Indonesia 

Yishi Wang, China (Mainland)

Ruby Harrison, United Kingdom 

Sean Hartman, United States 

Are you aged between 12 to 19 years old? Enter our LAST YOUTH COMPETITION FOR DECEMBER! This month it's an Open Call, so you can submit photographs of any genre, in any style and shot on any device!