Sony World Photography Awards

Deadline: varies per category – check how to apply section below
Open to: All photographers aged 18+
Benefits: Cash prize and equipment


With its unparalleled reach, the Sony World Photography Awards elevate the careers of photographers to the next level. Since the beginning, the Awards have championed inclusivity and access by being free to enter. Acting as an insight into photography today in all its diversity, the Awards spotlights photographers telling the stories of our time.


  • All photographers aged 18+ can enter their best series of five to 10 images into the 10 different categories of this competition.
  • The Professional competition is judged on a body of work. Photographers must submit a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) images and all submissions must be accompanied by a series description.
  • Please note that if you enter the Professional competition you cannot enter the Open or Youth competitions.
  • The Sony World Photography Awards supports Pro-Imaging in order to protect the image rights of photographers.


You could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!


  • Sony World Photography Awards 2025 open 1 June 2024, 13:00 (BST)
  • Student competition closes 29 November 2024, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Youth competition closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Open competition (including National & Regional Awards and Alpha Female Award) closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Professional competition (including Latin America Professional Award and Sustainability Prize) closes 10 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)

For further information, please visit the official website.