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2020 Sony World Photography Awards

The Professional competition rewards and showcases the world’s most outstanding bodies of work.

Judges are looking for series that are technically brilliant, exciting and offer a fresh perspective on what contemporary photography can do. They want to uncover work that would otherwise be unseen, and share it with a worldwide audience.

For emerging photographers, the Awards can open doors to publishing deals, gallery representation and worldwide exhibitions. For established artists, the Awards offer a global platform to share personal projects and recognition for your passion for the medium.

Artists can enter multiple series of works to the following categories: Architecture, Creative, Discovery, Documentary, Environment, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, and Sport.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

- Photographer of the Year receives $25,000 (USD), a range of Sony digital imaging equipment and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
- Ten category winners receive flights and accommodation to the Awards ceremony in London, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in the Sony World Photography Awards book, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive Awards ceremony ticket, publication in the Sony World Photography Awards book, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
- Shortlisted photographers - works shown on digital screens at Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London

Eligibility:

Once you enter the Professional competition you cannot submit work to the Open or Youth competitions

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All entrants understand that any image submitted to the site may be used by the World Photography Organisation for marketing and promotional purposes of the site only, for a maximum of three years after the entry is uploaded. You hereby grant the World Photography Organisation a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of the Site.

Theme:

Architecture Documentary Environmental Landscape Wildlife Portrait Nature Sports