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The 2024 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards is now closed. Stay informed by viewing the announcement timeline below, and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates straight to your inbox.

Timeline

Competitions Timeline

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2024 open 1 June 2023, 13:00 (BST)
  • Student competition closes 30 November 2023, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Youth competition closes 5 January 2024, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Open competition (including National & Regional Awards and Alpha Female Award) closes 5 January 2024, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Professional competition (including Latin America Professional Award and Sustainability Prize) closes 12 January 2024, 13:00 (GMT)

2024 Announcement Timeline

  • January - Student and Youth competition shortlists 
  • February - National & Regional Awards
  • February - Professional competition finalists and shortlist; Latin America Professional Award shortlist 
  • March - Open competition category winners and shortlist     
  • March - Alpha Female Award 
  • April - Overall winners 

Sony’s commitment

The objective of the Sony World Photography Awards is to establish a platform for the continuous development of photographic culture. The Awards do this by recognising great contributions to photography in the past through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize as well as finding new talents of the future and providing them with the opportunity to be promoted and exhibited around the world. Sony is committed to photographic culture by extending their relationship with individual winners beyond the Awards to develop the individuals’ careers. 

With its unparalleled reach, the Sony World Photography Awards elevate the careers of photographers to the next level. Since the beginning, the Awards have championed inclusivity and access by being free to enter. Acting as an insight into photography today in all its diversity, the Awards spotlights photographers telling the stories of our time.

Professional competition

Professional competition

Enter your best photo series - you could win $25,000, a solo exhibition, a range of top Sony digital imaging equipment plus benefit from global exposure
Open competition

Open competition

Enter your best single images - you could win $5,000, a range of top Sony digital imaging equipment plus benefit from global exposure
Student competition

Student competition

Provides a platform for photography students worldwide - first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment plus benefit from global exposure
Youth competition

Youth competition

Dedicated to young photographers under 19 years-old - first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment plus benefit from global exposure