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Youth competition - Culture & Travel

Seven themes, seven monthly winners - enter the Sony World Photography Awards Youth competition for free now! For September’s competition we want to see your best images capturing the spirit of culture and travel. 

If you’re aged between 12 to 19 years old you can submit up to three images relating to that month’s theme. Running from June to December, there’ll be seven themes to inspire you. Themes will embrace genres such as wildlife, landscape, portraiture, still life and street photography.

Every month a shortlist (including the winner) of up to ten photographers will be celebrated on the World Photography Organisation Instagram feed and blog. The winner will be promoted in our weekly newsletter and then go on to be in with a chance of winning the overall Youth Photographer of the Year title in April 2022. Not only does the Youth winner receive international recognition and exposure, they’ll also enjoy a range of Sony digital imaging equipment to develop their vision. 

We’ll be using the hashtag #youthofswpa on our social channels throughout the month to shout about the competition, we encourage you to do the same! 



Open for entries from 1 to 30 September. See results! 

For this month we’re asking you to submit those images that have enriched and expanded your appreciation of the world and its people. Be it immersing in your local culture, marvelling at spectacular sights (near or far) or capturing a unique experience away from home, show us your best culture and travel photographs. Colour and an individual point of view is key here.