2016 Sony World Photography Awards: Enter the World’s Largest and most Respected Photography Awards for Free!

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Entries are open for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards that is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities can submit either their best single shots or series of work. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.

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Competition Categories

The award has five competitions:

  • Professional: 14 categories, judged on a series of images, aimed at serious photographers(Deadline-12 Jan 2016)
  • Open: 10 categories, judged on a single image, open to all(Deadline-5 Jan 2016)
  • Youth: 3 categories, for photographers aged 12-19(Deadline-5 Jan 2016)
  • Student Focus: for those studying photography(Deadline-6 Dec 2015)
  • National Award: finding the best single image taken by a local photographer in over 50 countries

Awards Information

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Exposure and Benefits

  • Exposure is given to not only the winning but also the shortlisted photographers.
  • Recognised photographers can receive:
    • Exhibition at Somerset House, London
    • Potential to be included in international exhibitions
    • Inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book
    • Potential to work with Sony on a variety of digital imaging projects
  • The World Photography Organisation has a thriving online presence and engages with photography enthusiast and professionals worldwide via its social media sites.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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