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Competitions


 

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

Professional competition

Deadline for submissions: January 14, 2021 13:00 GMT

The Professional competition rewards and showcases the world’s most outstanding bodies of work.

Artists can enter multiple series of works to the following categories: Architecture & Design, Creative, Documentary Projects, Environment, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Sport, and Portfolio.

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© Roberto Corinaldesi

Open competition

Deadline for submissions: January 7, 2021 13:00 GMT

The Open competition celebrates outstanding standalone images from across the world.

Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle,  Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Object,  Street Photography, and Travel.

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© Kolton  Almany

Youth competition

Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from July 1 to December 31, 2020

The Youth competition aims to give more opportunities to young photographers aged 12-19. Judges are looking for fresh approaches to photography and images showing the vision of the young photographer.

 

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© ioanna Sakellaraki

Student competition

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2020 13:00 GMT

The Student competition rewards and showcases the work of the world’s most talented photography students.

Open to academic institutions worldwide, students are challenged to submit a series of five to ten images responding to a particular brief. Ten shortlisted students are then chosen (one from each continent and four judges’ picks) and are flown to London to take part in exciting portfolios and photography masterclasses. Please check the list of participating institutions to see if your institution is registered.

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