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Sony World Photography Awards 2023

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The 16th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards is now open! Ran by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by SONY, the Sony World Photography Awards, judged anonymously by world-class industry-leading experts, reward more than 500 photographers each year. Our aim is to support photographers of all levels from all around the world by providing them with the opportunity to be promoted and exhibited around the world. 

 

Always free to enter, the Sony World Photography Awards are divided into four different competitions: Professional (series of images), Open (single image), Student (theme) and Youth (theme). All winners receive amazing prizes, such as Sony digital imaging equipment, cash prize (up to £25,000), work included in the exhibitions and in the Sony World Photography Awards book! This is the perfect occasion to lift up photographers career and get their work seen by leading actors within the industry. 

 

Youth competition - young photographers aged 12 to 19 years old can enter up to three images of any type and category that respond to the theme ‘Your Everyday’. 

 

Student competition - open to anyone aged 18+ currently studying photography as part of their main degree or as one of their classes, the Student competition welcomes series of five to 10 images interpreting the brief “In a Changing World”.

 

Open competition - regrouping different categories such as Architecture, Object, Portraiture, Street Photography, Travel and many more, the Open competition welcomes all photographers aged 18+ who wish to submit their most striking single images taken in 2022. Any submission from female photographers to this competition will automatically be entered into the Alpha Female Award, a prize set up to empower female photographic talent and promote their work to an international level. 

 

Professional competition - all photographers aged 18+ can enter their best series of five to 10 images into the 10 different categories of this competition. 

Prize Summary: 
Win up to $25000 cash prize
Prizes Details: 

Cash prize, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book and traveling exhibition, Sony digital imagery kit, media exposure, online exposure, certificate. 

Deadline: 
13/January/2023

Entry Fee:

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Picture This is a global competition that encourages creative video projects championing the protection and preservation of the environment. Set up to reward creatives interpreting environmental and social concerns of our time, Picture This calls all video-makers to raise awareness and inspire action for the planet. 

 

If you are an independent video-maker, animator, part of a collective or video production company – large or small – we want to see your projects! 

Enter your 1 minute video responding to the 2022 brief, The Time to Act is Now! Winning entries will be showcased on the Sony Picture Television network, at the Picture This Festival and events held by the United National Foundation and the World Photography Organisation - plus more! 

Prize Summary: 
$1000
Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize Winner

$1,000 cash prize 

Consultation with Sony Pictures Television Creative Executives 

Post-production session with Sony Pictures Creative team

International Distribution across a variety of platforms including but not limited to:

Translated in multiple languages

Formatted for social media, digital distribution, and television platforms 

Screened at 

Picture This Festival

World Photography Organisation event

United Nations Foundation event

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Aired on Sony Picture Television Network

Dedicated global press and media campaign 

 

Honorable Mention

Up to two runners-up 

$1,000 cash prize

Consultation with Sony Pictures Television Creative Executives 

Post-production session with Sony Pictures Creative team

Screened at 

Picture This Festival

World Photography Organisation event

United Nations Foundation event

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Dedicated global press and media campaign 

 

Finalists

Up to 10 entrants 

Promoted on the World Photography Organisation website social channels 

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Deadline: 
05/July/2022

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