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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 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

National Award winners receive a variety of prizes, ranging from having images published in the annual winners' book, through to Sony digital imaging equipment*. 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


Please note
The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards will open for entries June 1, 2017.
By entering the Open competition you are automatically entered into the National Awards competition.
To be eligible for the National Awards, you must be a citizen of, and currently residing in your selected country.

*For more information on specific prizes, please refer to the individual country pages.  

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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