Sony World Photography Awards 2023

The latest Sony World Photography Awards is now open


The 16th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards is now open! Ran by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by SONY, the Sony World Photography Awards, judged anonymously by world-class industry-leading experts, reward more than 500 photographers each year. Our aim is to support photographers of all levels from all around the world by providing them with the opportunity to be promoted and exhibited around the world.

Always free to enter, the Sony World Photography Awards are divided into four different competitions: Professional (series of images), Open (single image), Student (theme) and Youth (theme). All winners receives amazing prizes, such as Sony digital imaging equipment, cash prize (up to £25,000), work included in the exhibitions and in the Sony World Photography Awards book! This is the perfect occasion to lift up photographers career and get their work seen by leading actors within the industry.

Youth competition - young photographers aged 12 to 19 years old can enter up to three images of any type and category that respond to the theme ‘Your Everyday’.

Student competition - open to anyone aged 18+ currently studying photography as part of their main degree or as one of their classes, the Student competition welcomes series of five to 10 images interpreting the brief “In a Changing World”.

Open competition - regrouping 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.

Professional competition - all photographers aged 18+ can enter their best series of five to 10 images into the 10 different categories of this competition.


Enter for free and you could win up to $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 book and exhibition plus more!



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Sony World Photography Awards, for the sole purpose of promoting the competition and the photographers themselves.


Aerial Abstract Architecture Black and White Cityscapes Conceptual Culture Documentary Environmental Fashion Fine Art Landscape Macro/Micro Multi-categories Nature Open Theme People Portrait Photojournalism Self-Portrait Seascapes Sports Street Travel Underwater Urban Wildlife