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2019 Open competition winners announced

5 years ago

'The single images I saw across the Open competition were extremely dynamic...From all the disciplines I’ve ever worked within I saw a really good range of photography entered into the competition.'
- Rebecca McClelland, 2019 Open competition chair   


We are thrilled to reveal the ten Open competition category winners from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Judged on a single image, the ten winning images celebrate global photography at its best. More than 326,000 images were submitted across the Awards this year, the highest number ever to date.

Enjoy the ten exceptional images by visiting our 2019 Open competition winners gallery

The Open Photographer of the Year will be announced at the Awards night in London, April 17 and will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony along with a cash prize of $5,000 (USD). All winning and shortlisted images will be on show at Somerset House, London, April 18 to May 6 2019 and featured in 2019 Sony World Photography Awards book.