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Latin America Professional Award

New award and exclusive exhibition to celebrate Latin American Photographers! 

To celebrate the dynamic and inspiring photographic work currently created in Latin America, the World Photography Organisation and Sony have announced the Latin America Professional Award. The prize is open to all photographers from Latin American countries entering bodies of work (five to ten images) to the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition. 

‘The Sony World Photography Awards offers a global platform upon which exceptional talent can be celebrated and given exposure. We know that there is an incredibly rich photographic community across Latin American and this new prize and accompanying exhibition will give insight to the diverse and vibrant practitioners working in the region.’ - Scott Gray, CEO and Founder of the World Photography Organisation 


The Latin American Professional Award is chosen from the 2020 entries to the Sony World Photography Awards by an expert committee from the World Photography Organisation. The winning photographer will receive digital equipment from Sony and their work will be shown in an extensive exhibition in 2020 celebrating Latin American photographers affiliated with the Sony World Photography Awards. The committee will also choose an extensive list of finalists that will be announced in March 2020.

How to enter

All photographers from Latin American countries entering bodies of work (five to ten images) to any of the ten categories in the Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition will be considered for the Latin America Professional Award. 

Submit your body of work to the Professional competition here

Please note: to be considered for the Latin America Professional Award, participants must have the nationality of one of the following Latin American countries and reside in any of these during the period of the award (June 1, 2019 - April 2020) Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Deadline for entries is January 14 2020. 


Photographs exhibited in Mexico City this October. 

To celebrate the launch of this new award, an exhibition of works entered into the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards opens at Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City this autumn. To celebrate the diversity of contemporary photography in Latin America, the display will include a specially curated selection of images entered into last year's Professional competition by photographers from Latin America. Many of the works have not been on show before. 

October 3 to 31, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico
Location: Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos