TheAppWhisperer and the World Photography Organisation Partner Up with $25,000 Prize Money

I am delighted to announce that TheAppWhisperer and the World Photography Organisation have partnered up for the 2023 photography competition including a top prize of $25,000. 

Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions by elevating photographers’ careers – from established to emerging – since it started 16 years ago.

The Sony World Photography Awards is the leading competition for photographers and artists working in photography. Made up of four competitions (Professional, Open, Student and Youth), all entries are free and the top prize is $25,000. 

Later this week, I will be detailing how TheAppWhisperer community can benefit from this partnership, stand by for that…

Photography Competition

Professional competition: rewarding the best photo series worldwide. Prizes include $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more. It is free to enter, open to anyone submitting a series of 5 to 10 images per category.

There are ten categories photographers can choose from. The overall winner receives the Photographer of the Year title. New this year: the Photographer of the Year is rewarded with a solo presentation of their work as part of the Sony World Photography Awards London exhibition the following year. The deadline is January 13, 2023 at 13.00 GMT. More information here


Open competition: rewarding the best single images! Prizes include $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more. It is free to enter and open to anyone submitting single images taken in 2022. There are ten categories photographers can choose from. The overall winner receives the Open Photographer of the Year title. The deadline is January 6, 2023 at 13.00 GMT. More information here


Student competition: providing a platform for photography students worldwide. First prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment and the overall winning university is given Sony digital imaging equipment worth €30,000. For this year’s student competition, we’re asking entrants to consider the theme In a Changing World.

Our world is changing rapidly, and we are looking for photographers who can show us positive stories of development and progress. This could encapsulate a whole range of different topics; from the environment, to technology, to the way we work and live. In five to 10 images depict how you, or someone you document, are responding to the changes around them. Entries must be submitted by 13.00 GMT on November 30, 2022. More information here


Youth competition: for young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old. First prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment. Images submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards can be taken on any device, shot in any style – be black & white or colour – and approached from whichever angle you feel is best. It is free to enter and open to photographers under 19 year-olds submitting single images taken in 2022.

Photographers can enter up to three images relating to the theme Your Everyday. For this year’s Youth competition we’re asking photographers to show us their everyday. What does your day-to-day look like? What people surround you? What scenes do you see – bustling streets or idyllic landscapes? The overall winner receives the Youth Photographer of the Year title. The deadline for entries is 6 January 2023 at 13:00 (GMT). More information here

Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. 

Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges. 

Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four competitions: Professional, celebrating outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories; Open, rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories; Youth, championing images by emerging talent under 19; and Student, highlight the work of photography students across the globe. 

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]