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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open For 12th Edition

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We are delighted to invite all photographers to enter the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards are FREE to enter and offer amazing prizes, vast exposure, visibility, and opportunities to photographers worldwide. 

CHOOSE BETWEEN FOUR COMPETITIONS

  • Professional – outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories
  • Open rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories
  • Youth  a single brief for emerging talent aged 12-19
  • Student – for photography students across the globe

BRAND NEW CATEGORIES 

The 2019 Awards sees the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition: Brief and DocumentaryBrief asks photographers to compose a body of work on a specific theme. The inaugural theme for this year is “Identity”. Documentary is a new category for bodies of work portraying facts about a chosen subject, giving insight into contemporary issues and news. 

Click here to enter for free

INCREDIBLE PRIZES AND EXPOSURE 

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year.

All winning and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London and will then be toured internationally. The winning images will also be published in the annual Awards’ book.

BECOME A MONTHLY WINNER

This year, the editors will again be rewarding monthly winners (from June – January, chosen from the best entries to the Open competition). You could win: The Official 2018 Book (worth £39.98), a blog feature showcasing your best work, plus a 20 Image Bundle, so you can enter more images into the Open competition! 

Find out more about their monthly prizes here

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT INFO

Student: November 30, 2018

Open / Youth: January 4, 2019 

Professional: January 11, 2019 

 

Image © Alfio Tommasini, Switzerland, 3rd Place, Professional competition, Contemporary Issues , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards 

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
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