Celebrating local photographic talent across the world
All images entered into the Open competition are automatically considered for the National & Regional Awards programme
All winners receive Sony digital imaging equipment, are included in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House in London and are published in the Sony World Photography Awards Awards book
All images must have been taken in 2020
Please see 'Rules' below for full image eligibility criteria
Closing deadline: January 7, 2021 at 13.00 GMT
Unique in its scale and influence, the National & Regional Awards programme celebrates and rewards local photographic talent across the world. Now in its ninth year, the National Awards has given worldwide exposure and opportunities to over 500 photographers.
Expert judges uncover the best single images from each of the countries entered into the National & Regional Awards. Winners are given Sony digital imaging equipment as well as global and local exposure. In addition, a number of National & Regional Award winners will be brought to London to attend the inspiring 2020 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony.
If your country or region appears on the right-hand side of this page, then any images you submit into the Open competition’s ten categories will be automatically entered into the National & Regional Awards.
“I feel so honored and rewarded for this recognition. The creative process of making fine art photography allows me to create my own inner visions of the world we live in, without the limitations of everyday reality."
- Martin Stranka, Czech Republic, National Award 2019 winner
Please note: To be eligible for your National & Regional Award you must hold the nationality of the country and currently be residing in the country at the time of the Award *
*exceptions apply, see individual National & Regional Awards pages for more details.