Sony World Photography Awards 2021

Featured Image – Copyright: © Mark Harvey, United Kingdom, Open, Creative, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation has announced the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021.

The 14th Photography Awards by Sony are celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year. The awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Through this competition, Sony helps the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent.

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

2021 Prizes & Deadlines

Full competition and categories descriptions can be found at www.worldphoto.org/swpa

Deadlines for submission across the Awards’ four competitions are:
Professional: 14 January 2021
Open: 7 January 2021
Youth: each monthly theme will run from the first day of the month to the last (1 July – 31 December 2021). Student: 30 November 2020 (first brief)

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth and Student competitions receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) are presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year. All winning and shortlisted photographers’ works are exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London and toured internationally. The winning images are also published in the annual Awards’ book.

Selection of top entries to date

Here are just a small selection of the top entries into the competition to date:

Copyright: © Agota Kadar, Romania, Entry, Open, Architecture, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

Copyright: © Ales Krivec, Slovenia, Entry, Open, Landscape

Copyright: © Dan Gerard, United Kingdom, Entry, Open, Natural World & Wildlife

Copyright: © Jack Evans, United Kingdom, Open, Natural World & Wildlife

Copyright: © Lance Morgan, Australia, Open, Lifestyle

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