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United Arab Emirates* - الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Uncovering the best local photographic talent.
The National Awards competition is your opportunity to be recognized locally.  The World Photography Organisation and Sony are seeking to reward exceptional single images taken by local photographers residing in UAE for its 2019 National Award.

All photographers who reside in the UAE entering any of the ten Open categories of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are automatically entered into the UAE National Award.

Increase your chance to win and enjoy the following benefits of becoming the best local photographic talent. 
The National Award winner receives:
ILCE-7M3/K (includes SEL2870 lens)
Exhibition of winning work at 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, held April 17 - May 6, 2019, at Somerset House, London
Inclusion in global media campaign
Exposure on the World Photography Organisation website


Please note
To be eligible for the UAE National Award you must be a resident of the UAE  at the time of the award (June 1, 2018 - April 17, 2019) 
Closing date: January 4, 2019 at 13.00 GMT.
Winners will be announced February, 2019