Photography Contest

2023 Sony World Photography Awards - Open

2023 Sony World Photography Awards - Open

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Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter their best single images into the Open competition for a chance to win $5,000 (USD), Sony Digital Imaging Equipment, a trip to London, and be crowned "Open Photographer of the Year".

The judges are looking to award the best single images from across the following 10 diverse categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel.

Open Photographer of the Year - $5,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in London / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London

Category winners - Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners' book / Included in the exhibition at Somerset House, London

Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners' book

egrouping 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.
© Tom Oldham, United Kingdom, Open Photographer of the Year, Open, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards