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Competitions


 

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

Professional competition

Professional competition

Deadline for submissions: January 14, 2022 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.
Open competition

Open competition

Deadline for submissions: January 7, 2022 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.
Youth competition

Youth competition

Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from June 1 to December 31, 2021. 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.
Student competition

Student competition

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2021 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). Please check the list of participating institutions to see if your institution is registered.