2015 Sony World Photography Awards - Call for Entries

Choose your competition: 

Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, the Awards have welcomed over 700,000 entries from more than 230 countries since their launch in 2007. 

Join us as we seek to identify and champion the best photography of 2014. Select one of the pods below to enter your images today.

Open Youth Pro

Sony World Photography Awards

About the Awards:

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today. 

Launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture.  Through a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competition you believe suit your level and experience.

© Robert LeslieThe 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.  

Supporting the celebration, is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.
     Palmer + Pawel, 2012 Sport Award Winners
     © Robert Leslie

The competitions are judged each year by new juries selected from the World Photographic Academy and wider global industry.

The Competitions: 

Professional Competition - for those focusing on a series of work.

Open Competition - for amateurs and enthusiasts.

Student Focus - for those studying photography.

Youth Award - for anyone aged 19 and under.

SWPA BookWhat we provide:

We support photographers beyond just receiving their award; featuring their work across the WPO website and in international exhibitions, offering unparalleled exposure through our annual marketing campaign and international media coverage, and publication inside the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

Right Image: Annual Winners Book, 2012.  Designed by Alan Bates.  The 2014 Winners Book is available for purchase here.

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2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn
2011 Sony World Photography Awards winners exhibition © Daisy Honeybunn