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© Kyaw Bo Bo Han, Winner, Myanmar, National Awards, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

National Awards

The hugely successful National Awards reaches more than 60 countries worldwide, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach.

An expert panel of judges is tasked with uncovering and honouring the best single image taken by a photographer from each National Awards country, entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.

National Awards winners receive Sony digital imaging equipment* to help them continue their photographic journeys. In addition, a number of the winners are brought to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony, and to see their work exhibited at the prestigious Somerset House.


“Both Sony and the World Photography Organisation have so many networks around the globe. Being a part of the Sony World Photography Awards has given my work tremendous exposure.” - Andrew Suryono, Winner, Indonesia, 2015 National Awards


Winners and runners-ups across all 66 National Awards have been announced, and can be viewed here.


The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards is now closed, thank you to all those who entered. The 2018 Awards will open June 1, 2017.​


2017 Exhibition 
Are you in London from the 21st April - 7th May? We will bring a complete celebration of photography to London. The Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition will showcase the winning, shortlisted and commended images from the world's leading photography competition. It will also present a unique selection of images, books and film from legendary photographer Martin Parr.

Book tickets today



View current and previous winners of the National Awards:

2017 National Awards

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2016 National Awards

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2015 National Awards

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2014 National Awards

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